Outdoors

15 unforgettable moments in winter sports

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Snowboarding debuts at the olympics

It had long been one of the most popular winter sports, but it took until the 1998 Olympics in Nagano, Japan for snowboarding to become an official Olympic event. In a moment unlikely to be forgotten by those who snowboard (and party) in Whistler, British Columbia, the first snowboarding gold medal was won by Ross Rebagliati, a Canadian from Vancouver.

 

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