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Bronze for Jenny Jones in Sochi

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Team GB has already made the United Kingdom proud by bringing home a medal in the first week at  the Sochi Olympic Winter Games. 33-year-old snowboarder Jenny Jones received a bronze medal in slopestyle on Sunday, 9 February, the first medal for Great Britain at the Games, and the first ever medal for any  Briton on snow. Her hometown, Downend,… more »

LGBT Awareness Ahead of Sochi

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On the day the opening ceremony is to take place for the Winter Olympic in Sochi, Google has taken a firm stance on Russia’s unspoken policy on “non-traditional” relationships. Google, the 68th largest public company in the world, according to Forbes` Global 2000 list, and worth over $268 billion, created a ‘doodle’ on the home page of their search engine… more »

Team GB Squad Predictions

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With 56 members in the Team GB squad, it’s the largest number of competitors for Great Britain in the Winter Olympics since the games in Calgary, in 1988, when a grand total of 62 athletes competed. Not surprisingly, the United States team will be presenting 230 athletes, more than the host nation, Russia, with 225 participants. Canada’s team trail slightly… more »

Slopestyle Qualification for Team GB in Sochi

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Team GB are starting the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics off with a bang early, as snowboarder Jamie Nicholls qualifies for the finals of slopestyle, and three others qualify for the semi-finals of the slopestyle competition. Jamie Nicholls, 20, of Bradford, will compete in the snowboarding slopestyle finals on 8 February, at 08.45 GMT,  against first place Maxence Perrot of Canada,… more »

Shin Shields – Extreme Impact Protection

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Shin Shields revolutionizes the ski experience thanks to PORON® XRD® Extreme Impact Protection British company, Shin Shields, has developed the ultimate shin protection for skiers and snowboarders.  Using state-of-the-art PORON® XRD® impact technology, the Shin Shields pads slip into your sock.  Upon impact Shin Shields firm up to form a comfortable, protective shell and will absorb up to 90 percent… more »

Nate Kern & GB Snowboarders training for Sochi in NZ

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Published on 6 Nov 2013 GB team riders Rowan Coultas, Billy Morgan, Katie Ormerod, Sam Turnbull and Nate Kern snowboarding and training in New Zealand and Australia in September 2013

Top Four Independent Snow Sports PR Companies In The UK

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The Brands Ski-Write is a “long-established, dedicated Snow Sports PR service for the UK and international travel market.” Co-creators Sue and Rob Freeman established the company in 1985; it is a direct result of their combined journalistic skills and passion for the ski industry. When asked, their objective is “to deliver great results for the client in the UK media…. more »

Catching Up With Katie Ormerod & Nate Kern – Olympic Slopestyle Hopefuls

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As the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games rapidly approaches, there is an increasing amount of talk regarding the addition of snowboard slopestyle to the snow sector. In 2011, the International Olympic Committee made the decision to add slopestyle snowboarding to the Games due to the growing popularity of the sport in the youth demographic. “The IOC’s decision to add slopestyle to… more »

Brands to Watch: Windlip Snowboards

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Dan and Lisa Robinson, the creators of Windlip Snowboards, are very passionate about their work. The couple’s home in the French Alps serves as both a living space as well as a workshop, proving that their love of snowboarding truly does run deep. Lisa deems the old house “the perfect place,” complete with six cellars and a 12-meter barn. The… more »

Mission Antarctic – The Film Premiere

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By Mark Barber Xavier de la Rue, whom some consider to be the best Big Mountain snowboard rider around at the moment, and Lucas Debari embark on an epic adventure to find the best lines to ride in  the Antarctic.  After one year in the making, I was lucky enough to be invited to the Curzon Cinema in Shaftesbury Avenue,… more »

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