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Snowboard: An instant success

Snowboarding at the 1998 Winter Olympics was held at Mount Yakebitai and at the Kanbayashi Snowboard Park between February 8 and 12.

Back when Snowboarding made its Olympic debut at Nagano 1998 with the Giant Slalom and the Halfpipe competitions.

And the winners are...

The Nagano 1998 Olympic champions...

Crowned snowboarding’s first Olympic champion in Nagano, Karine Ruby enjoyed a massively successful career, but was tragically killed while working as a mountain guide on Mont Blanc in May 2009.

Snowboarding's first Golden Girl

I can't believe it, I've never ridden like this before. Maybe only in my dreams.

Gian Simmen, Snowboard, SUI

It's just amazing how it's grown. I can't believe it, and nobody who's been in the sport very long can believe it. When I started, you would know everyone who snowboarded. It's almost like we created what it is.

Shannon Dunn, Snowboard, USA

Shannon Dunn

Snowboard, USA

10 episodes


Patagonia Dreaming

World-class skiers and snowboarders travel to the end of the world to live and train during the summer off-season months.

show Flow Mode

What happens when snowboarder Torgeir Bergrem rides an empty mountain?

Norway’s Bergrem fulfils every snowboarder's dream by having the slopes to himself. See how he wrapped up last season before PyeongChang

Pushing Sven to the limit

Sven Thorgren features in the first episode of 'Anatomy Of'

In a sport science lab, the physiques and unique body characteristics of Olympic athletes are analysed to reveal what makes them so special.

Anatomy of an Olympian