The XXII Olympic Winter Games
Maddie Bowman (USA) won gold in the first Women's Olympic Halfpipe. Here Bowman competes in her first run of the qualifications. PHOTO: Guy Rhodes/USA TODAY Sports

In Her Own Words: Maddie Bowman

Bowman takes the gold in the first Women's Olympic Halfpipe

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Ted Ligety executing the Stivot, seen here in the giant slalom at the World Championships last year in Schladming, Austria. PHOTO: Mitchell Gunn/ESPA

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David Wise took the first Olympic gold for Men's Halfpipe today. Here the 23 year old competes in his second qualification run during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.  PHOTO: Andrew P. Scott/USA TODAY Sports

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David Wise took gold in Sochi, becoming the inaugural Olympic men's halfpipe champion

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Maddie Bowman (USA) won gold in the first Women's Olympic Halfpipe. Here Bowman competes in her first run of the qualifications. PHOTO: Guy Rhodes/USA TODAY Sports

In Her Own Words: Maddie Bowman

Bowman takes the gold in the first Women's Olympic Halfpipe

Looking down the 2,300-vertical-foot training run on the new U.S. Ski Team Speed Center at Copper Mountain, Colorado. PHOTO: Tom Kelly/USSA

Head Start

The new U.S. Speed Center helped give speed skiers a leg up

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A Long Time Coming

Freeskiing makes its debut in Sochi

Ted Ligety executing the Stivot, seen here in the giant slalom at the World Championships last year in Schladming, Austria. PHOTO: Mitchell Gunn/ESPA

The Rise of the Stivot

How the McConkey Turn has changed ski racing, especially giant slalom

David Wise reacts after his final run of men's ski halfpipe finals during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. PHOTO: Andrew P. Scott/USA TODAY Sports

Men’s Halfpipe Results

American David Wise takes gold, becoming the inaugural Olympic halfpipe champion

David Wise took the first Olympic gold for Men's Halfpipe today. Here the 23 year old competes in his second qualification run during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park.  PHOTO: Andrew P. Scott/USA TODAY Sports

In His Own Words: David Wise

David Wise took gold in Sochi, becoming the inaugural Olympic men's halfpipe champion

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After The Gold Rush

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Lucky Underwear

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