My new favorite winter Olympic sport

16 02 2010

It’s snowboard cross. It’s an amazing sport to watch, like the video game SSX sprung to life. I used to think of short-track speed skating as the preeminent “intense and fast” sport of the winter Olympics. That’s changed with snowboard cross.

We still have hockey and the biathlon for the winter Olympics, both of which are “manly” and fun to watch. Alpine skiing events are great, too.

I appreciate figure skating (I’m serious), and I can live with any other event with the exception of curling. What snowboard cross provides me is the excitement and risk of injury that I think most of us connotate with winter sports.

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