Sochi 2014: 10 Things That We’ve Learned About the Olympics so Far


Sage Kotsenburg gets picked up by the other podium finishers.

Snowboarding would really have struggled to find a more popular winner of its inaugural slopestyle Olympic medal than Sage Kotsenburg. The shaggy-haired American, who literally nobody tipped for gold in the lead-up to the Games, seemed as surprised as everyone else to have won.

But it wasn’t that which got everyone – including his competitor and Nike team-mate Jamie – frothing. It was Sage’s penchant for unusual grabs and slightly out there tricks (I mean who tries a 1620 for the first time ever with a Japan grab?!) “I’m so stoked for Sage, the creativity he showed.” Nicholls said.

His good friend Halldor Helgason posted this on Instagram:

Meanwhile at the other end of the snowboarding age scale Todd Richards ‘grammed:

And after the post-medal media interviews posted this amusing missive:

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