Snowboarding at the Winter Olympics

Snowboarding at the Winter Olympics
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IOC Discipline CodeSBD
Governing bodyFIS
Events10 (men: 5; women: 5)
Games
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Snowboarding is a sport at the Winter Olympic Games. It was first included in the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.[1] Snowboarding was one of five new sports or disciplines added to the Winter Olympic program between 1992 and 2002, and was the only one not to have been a previous medal or demonstration event.[2] In 1998, four events, two for men and two for women, were held in two specialities: the giant slalom, a downhill event similar to giant slalom skiing; and the half-pipe, in which competitors perform tricks while going from one side of a semi-circular ditch to the other.[2] Canadian Ross Rebagliati won the men's giant slalom and became the first athlete to win a gold medal in snowboarding.[3] Rebagliati was briefly stripped of his medal by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after testing positive for marijuana. However, the IOC's decision was reverted following an appeal from the Canadian Olympic Association.[4] For the 2002 Winter Olympics, giant slalom was expanded to add head-to-head racing and was renamed parallel giant slalom.[5] In 2006, a third event, the snowboard cross, was held for the first time. In this event, competitors race against each other down a course with jumps, beams and other obstacles.[6] On July 11, 2011, the International Olympic Committee's Executive Board approved the addition of Ski and Snowboard Slopestyle to the Winter Olympics roster of events, effective in 2014. The decision was announced via press conference from the IOC's meeting in Durban, South Africa. A fifth event, parallel slalom, was added only for 2014. Big air was added for 2018.

Six athletes have won at least two medals. Shaun White of the United States is the only triple gold medalist. Philipp Schoch of Switzerland and Seth Wescott of the United States are the only double gold medalists.[7][8] Karine Ruby of France and Americans Ross Powers and Danny Kass also won two medals.[9][10] As of the 2014 Winter Olympics, 90 medals (30 of each color) have been awarded since 1998, and have been won by snowboarders from 21 National Olympic Committees.

Summary

Games Year Events Best Nation
18
19
20 1998 4  Germany
21 2002 4  United States
22 2006 6  United States
23 2010 6  United States
24 2014 10  United States
25 2018 10  United States
26 2022 11

 Austria
 United States

Events

Men's

Event 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 22 Years
(parallel) giant slalom Note 1 7
half-pipe 7
snowboard cross 5
slopestyle 3
big air 2
parallel slalom 1
Total events 2 2 3 3 5 5 5

Women's

Event 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 22 Years
(parallel) giant slalom Note 1 7
half-pipe 7
snowboard cross 5
slopestyle 3
big air 2
parallel slalom 1
Total events 2 2 3 3 5 5 5

Mixed

Event 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 22 Years
snowboard cross, team 1
Total events 1

^ Note 1. Giant slalom in 1998; parallel giant slalom since 2002.

Medal table

Sources (after the 2022 Winter Olympics):[11]
Accurate as of 2022 Winter Olympics.

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 United States (USA)1781035
2 Switzerland (SUI)82414
3 Canada (CAN)55717
4 Austria (AUT)52411
5 France (FRA)45413
6 Czech Republic (CZE)3014
7 Russia (RUS)2215
8 Germany (GER)1427
9 Japan (JPN)1337
10 Australia (AUS)1326
11 Italy (ITA)1225
12 China (CHN)1203
13 New Zealand (NZL)1113
14 Netherlands (NED)1001
15 Norway (NOR)0415
16 Slovenia (SLO)0235
17 Finland (FIN)0224
18 Spain (ESP)0112
19 Slovakia (SVK)0101
 South Korea (KOR)0101
 Sweden (SWE)0101
22 Great Britain (GBR)0022
23 ROC0011
Totals (23 entries)515151153

Number of athletes by nation

Nation 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 22 Years
 Andorra (AND)                                   1 1 1 1 4
 Argentina (ARG)                                   1 2 2
 Australia (AUS)                                   1 1 9 8 11 11 11 7
 Austria (AUT)                                   11 9 12 13 17 14 13 7
 Belgium (BEL)                                   1 3 1 3
 Brazil (BRA)                                   1 1 1 1 4
 Bulgaria (BUL)                                   1 1 2 2 3 1 6
 Canada (CAN)                                   12 9 16 18 24 21 23 7
 China (CHN)                                   2 5 6 9 14 5
 Croatia (CRO)                                   1 1 2
 Czech Republic (CZE)                                   3 5 5 7 5 5
 Denmark (DEN)                                   1 1 2
 Finland (FIN)                                   6 7 5 5 11 8 4 7
 France (FRA)                                   13 12 16 17 13 13 9 7
 Germany (GER)                                   8 9 11 8 10 13 15 7
 Great Britain (GBR)                                   1 4 4 7 5 3 6
 Greece (GRE)                                   3 1
 Hungary (HUN)                                   1 1
 Ireland (IRL)                                   1 1 1 3
 Italy (ITA)                                   9 10 16 11 12 12 17 7
 Japan (JPN)                                   7 9 12 11 8 16 19 7
 Kazakhstan (KAZ)                                   1 1
 Malta (MLT)                                   1 1
 Netherlands (NED)                                   1 1 2 2 6 3 4 7
 New Zealand (NZL)                                   1 3 5 5 4 3 6
 Norway (NOR)                                   7 6 4 9 9 5 4 7
 Poland (POL)                                   3 2 6 4 6 6 5 7
 Russia (RUS)                                   1 8 6 15 16 15 6
 Serbia (SRB)                                   1 1
 Slovakia (SVK)                                   1 1 1 1 1 5
 Slovenia (SLO)                                   1 2 4 7 10 7 6 7
 South Korea (KOR)                                   1 4 10 5 4
 Spain (ESP)                                   2 1 5 4 4 4 2 7
 Sweden (SWE)                                   10 11 13 1 2 2 2 7
 Switzerland (SUI)                                   12 12 16 16 24 24 19 7
 Ukraine (UKR)                                   2 2 1 1 4
 United States (USA)                                   14 14 16 18 23 25 26 7
Nations - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 22 19 24 27 31 30 31
Athletes - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 125 118 187 185 243 248 233
Year 24 28 32 36 48 52 56 60 64 68 72 76 80 84 88 92 94 98 02 06 10 14 18 22

See also

References

  1. ^ "Snowboarding". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 2009-06-21.
  2. ^ a b "Snowboarding History". CBC Sports. Retrieved 2009-06-21.
  3. ^ Berkow, Ira (1998-02-09). "Young, Hip Sport Zigzags Into the Olympic Mainstream". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-06-21.
  4. ^ Gross, George (2006-02-21). "Ross Rebagliati: 1998 – Nagano, Japan". Sun Media Corporation. Canadian Online Explorer. Archived from the original on 2012-05-23. Retrieved 2009-06-21.
  5. ^ Wong, Edward (2002-02-05). "Salt Lake City 2002: The 19th Olympic Winter Games; Snowboarding". The New York Times. Retrieved 2009-06-21.
  6. ^ Thompson, Anna (2006-02-17). "Snowboard cross 'here to stay'". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2009-06-21.
  7. ^ Branch, John (2010-02-18). "White Cements His Status With 2nd Gold". New York Times. Retrieved 2010-02-18.
  8. ^ "Swiss dominate PGS qualifying; American Jewell in final". ESPN. Associated Press. 2006-02-22. Retrieved 2009-06-21.
  9. ^ "Factsheet: Records and medals at the Olympic Winter Games" (PDF) (Press release). International Olympic Committee. February 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2009-03-20. Retrieved 2009-01-13.
  10. ^ "Powers leads U.S. medals sweep in halfpipe". ESPN. 2002-02-11. Retrieved 2009-06-21.
  11. ^ "Olympic Analytics - Medals by Countries". olympanalyt.com. Retrieved 2022-02-20.
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