Shaun White of the US crashes during the men’s snowboard halfpipe final event at the Winter Olympics, in Rosa Khutor.  Photographs: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Shaun White punched the air and slapped on his best grin but nobody was buying it. The thousands gathered at the Rosa Khotur half-pipe stadium (...)

Shaun White of USA slips up during the men’s snowboard half-pipe final at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park at the Sochi 2014 Olympic GamesPhotograph: Jens Buettner/EPA

Iouri “I-Pod” Podladtchikov nailed the run of a lifetime to win the halfpipe gold for Switzerland at the Sochi Games on Tuesday and bring a stu(...)

Canada’s Dara Howell, who took the gold medal, performs a jump during the women’s freestyle skiing slopestyle finals. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

Stored snow has been used in the Winter Olympic mountain venues in Sochi, but the International Olympic Committee moved to allay fears that hig(...)

Great Britain’s Skip Eve Muirhead in action during their Curling Round Robin match against Sweden at  the Ice Cube Curling Centre. Pihotograph: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire.

The cold hits you in the face the second you close the door behind you. Harsh on the nostrils, wet on the eyes. This is it, finally. Winter cold at th(...)

The Crash Reel
The Crash Reel

In 2008, 20-year-old snowboarder Kevin Pearce claimed back-to-back victories in the annual Arctic Challenge and the Swatch World Tour Championship. By(...)