Extreme Olympic Sports

Ross Powers
*2002 Winter Olympic Gold Medal Winner in Halfpipe Snowboarding

Jody Berger
*Reporter Rocky Mountain News Denver, CO (covers Olympics)
*Former Writer, ESPN magazine (wrote about extreme sports)

Jake Burton
*Founder & Owner, Burton Snowboard Company, Burlington, VT (developed the modern snowboard in the 70's)

Darrell Burnett, Ph.D.
*Sports Psychologist (specializing in youth sports)
*Author, It's Just A Game: Youth, Sports and Self-Esteem, A Guide for Parents (Authors Choice Press, rev. ed., 2001)

Todd Lyons
*Pro-BMX racer
*Dirt Jumping World Champion

It's "awesome" "wicked" "radical" ....it's snowboarding and it's America's coolest Olympic sport. More than 30,000 people showed up Monday to watch the US sweep the medals in the men's half-pipe. Several alternative, so-called extreme sports like freestyle skiing and moguls have found their way to the Olympics. Is it a fad? or the future of sports?

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