A few visits to the gym or a short jog around the block in the week before departure isn't enough preparation.
Ellie Soutter, a snowboarder with Team GB, died in France.
More needs to be done to stop professional athletes reaching crisis point with their mental health.
Jarryd Hughes has won Australia’s first medal in the snowboard cross event at a Winter Olympics.
Snowboard cross has the highest incidence of injury during competition among the snowboarding disciplines.
Scotty James became the second Australian in Winter Olympic history to win a medal in the snowboard halfpipe event.
Halfpipe snowboarders like Scotty James may seem laid-back and relaxed, but they are subjected to high physical load and fatigue induced by training and competition.
Flirting with danger with each trick, freeskiers and snowboarders must learn to manage the emotions of such a daredevil sport.
Australian gold medalist Torah Bright in action during the Women’s Halfpipe Snowboard competition in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games.
Snowboarding and freeskiing are relatively new to the Winter Olympics, coming from highly-skilled amateur backgrounds. Their athletes are often risk-taking individualists, at home on social media.
Australia’s mountains may be small but each year they deliver enough snow for winter sports.
Australia's snow season is notoriously fickle - so what determines whether we'll get a good fall?
Australian skier Katya Cremer (right) flies through the air in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.
Some of the most exciting moments in the Sochi Winter Olympics will be in racing events such as ski and snowboard cross and short track speed skating. While it may seem obvious that vision plays a big…