Snowboarding at the Winter Olympics

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Snowboarding is a sport at the Winter Olympic Games.
On some occasions, notably in the case of snowboarding, the IOC agreed to add a sport that previously had a separate international federation to the Olympics on condition that they dissolve their governing body and instead affiliate with an existing Olympic sport federation, therefore not increasing the number of Olympic sports.

Winter Olympic Games

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Snowboarding is a sport at the Winter Olympic Games. 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.
Sports and disciplines have been added and some of them, such as Alpine skiing, luge, short track speed skating, freestyle skiing, skeleton, and snowboarding, have earned a permanent spot on the Olympic programme.

Snowboarding

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Snowboarding is a sport at the Winter Olympic Games.
Snowboarding has been a Winter Olympic sport since 1998 Winter Olympics.

List of Olympic venues in snowboarding

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For the Winter Olympics there are currently six venues that have been designated for snowboarding competitions.

Half-pipe

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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.

Canada at the 1998 Winter Olympics

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Canadian Ross Rebagliati won the men's giant slalom and became the first athlete to win a gold medal in snowboarding.

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Canadian Ross Rebagliati won the men's giant slalom and became the first athlete to win a gold medal in snowboarding.

International Olympic Committee

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Rebagliati was briefly stripped of his medal by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after testing positive for marijuana. 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.

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Rebagliati was briefly stripped of his medal by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) after testing positive for marijuana.

2002 Winter Olympics

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For the 2002 Winter Olympics, giant slalom was expanded to add head-to-head racing and was renamed parallel giant slalom.

2006 Winter Olympics

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In 2006, a third event, the snowboard cross, was held for the first time.

Slopestyle

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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.

2014 Winter Olympics

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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.

Shaun White

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Shaun White of the United States is the only triple gold medalist.

Philipp Schoch

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Philipp Schoch of Switzerland and Seth Wescott of the United States are the only double gold medalists.

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Philipp Schoch of Switzerland and Seth Wescott of the United States are the only double gold medalists.

Karine Ruby

Karine Ruby of France and Americans Ross Powers and Danny Kass also won two medals.

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Karine Ruby of France and Americans Ross Powers and Danny Kass also won two medals.

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Karine Ruby of France and Americans Ross Powers and Danny Kass also won two medals.

National Olympic Committee

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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.