Latest Boardercross Stories

2006-03-01 19:28:40

By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - American Seth Wescott, the first person to win Olympic gold in snowboard cross, said on Wednesday he is campaigning to popularize the sport in the U.S. Wescott, who is also reigning snowboard cross world champion, announced plans to host a series of U.S. clinics and to lobby resorts to build snowboard cross tracks to give young racers a chance to experience the sport. "I've got a number of goals," said the 29-year-old American. "First off, to get...

2006-02-16 12:42:05

By Alan Baldwin BARDONECCHIA, Italy (Reuters) - Fast and furious, snowboard cross barged into the Olympics on Thursday with thrills, spills and a nod to stock car racing. To a punk rock background beat, the helmeted racers careered four at a time down a tight and winding course in a series of knock-out heats as the newest event on the Winter Games program came in with a bang. Riders got bumped on the jumps, sometimes falling in tangled heaps on the snow, as they jostled for the lead...

2006-02-15 10:52:13

SAUZE D'OULX, Italy (Reuters) - Graham Watanabe will replace Jayson Hale in the U.S. men's snowboard cross team after Hale was ruled out with a knee injury, team officials said on Wednesday. Hale tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee after a training accident on Tuesday and is unable to compete. Snowboard cross, which makes its Olympic debut with the men's competition at Bardonecchia on Thursday, involves riders racing side-by side down a steep course with jumps....

2006-02-14 23:05:40

By Mark Meadows SESTRIERE, Italy (Reuters) - Danger has become a feature of the Turin Games with downhill skiers and lugers among those to be hurt and if snowboard cross is anything to go by, more injuries will follow. Snowboard cross makes its Olympic debut on Thursday but has already claimed its first victims with U.S. rider Jayson Hale doubtful after hurting his knee in training and Austrian medal hope Manuela Riegler ruled out after breaking her ankle. Boardercross, as it is...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.