USA Sweeps Slopestyle Debut

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Feb. 13) – It was a U.S. podium sweep at the historic debut of men’s slopestyle skiing in the 2014 Sochi Olympic Winter Games Thursday, when Joss Christensen (Park City, UT) took the sport’s first-ever gold medal with Gus Kenworthy (Telluride, CO) earning silver and Nick Goepper (Lawrenceburg, IN) bronze. The new Olympic event saw the American crew beat out some of the sport’s top athletes, including Great Britain’s James Woods and Norway’s Andreas Haatveit, and showcased the sport’s mix of volatility and creativity to the world. The debut is set to air on NBC’s primetime Olympic coverage Thursday at 8:00 p.m. EST, and it can be streamed in its entirety on Next, the men battle it out for the first-ever medals in halfpipe skiing Tuesday Feb. 18.


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