When snowboarding made its Olympic debut at the 1998 Nagano Games, Terje Haakonsen, a leading halfpipe competitor at the time, boycotted the qualifying in protest. Read more »
With all the hype currently surrounding the Olympics it is easy to forget there is a whole world of snowboarding happening elsewhere. Sure the Olympics might hold some high regards but it doesn’t always mean riders are jumping to get there.
Antti Autti is one such rider who recently officially announced he passed up on an offer to represent Finland in the Olympics to chase the powder in Japan instead.
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