There is a new event in this year’s Winter Olympics: Snowboard Cross (SBX). Four snowboarders race each other down a course that is full of tight banking curves and steep jumps. It is fun to see a downhill event where more than one person is competing at the same time. It has some of the same excitement as the short track skating — the competitors avoid crashing into each other while at the same time trying to pass and get the best position (but without potentially slicing each other with skate blades). And the coolest part is that USA’s Seth Wescott got the first gold medal ever in the event!
The Salt Lake Deseret News has an excellent graphic that details the snowboard cross course in Turin.