It’s finally over. We've survived the Olympics. It was a lot to take in, but we did it. We got through puppies and valentines and Miley Cyrus and pants that were “falling down”. Over the past ten days we did our best to bring you all the Olympic coverage we could - and some of it was flat-out ridiculous. It took over our Facebook page and the Newschoolers homepage and it was all a little painful. That is, apparently, the way it goes in the five-ring Olympic circus.
Mixed in with all the mainstream media nonsense was a ton of excellent content that showcased our sport to the world. Our own Ethan Stone was reporting from the field, giving the newschoolers perspective on the competition. Ethan produced what is easily among the best coverage of any major freeski event - Olympic or otherwise - while for the first time, the news outlets of the world turned their attention to freeskiing. To see David Wise on the front page of the New York Times is pretty damn impressive, let’s not kid ourselves about that.
So to recap freeskiing’s inaugural Olympic experience, we've assembled our favourite content into one place. We tried to find the best stories, photos and discussions from across the web, and assembled them here. We promise there’s no mention of Goepper’s Instagram, or T-Swift calling out Torin on daytime TV.
Freeskiing Olympic Qualification Explained - http://bit.ly/1hqlgWX
Sochi From the Inside - http://bit.ly/MV4HJa
Olympic Slopestyle Redeemed (women’s slopestyle)- http://bit.ly/1lfLq3H
A Day to Remember in Sochi (men’s slopestyle)- http://bit.ly/1cgZHVk
A Ski Day in Sochi - http://bit.ly/1c1QPsn
Olympic Ski Halfpipe Preview - http://bit.ly/1dq0P9z
Sochi Men's Halfpipe Qualification Results - http://bit.ly/1juwDz2
My Crappy Photos from Pipe Qualis - http://bit.ly/1fylV9Z
How I Almost Got Thrown Out of Halfpipe Finals - http://bit.ly/1hLf4xh
Sarah Burke Is the True Winner of Women's Ski Halfpipe in Sochi - http://bit.ly/1h6GFG7
Sochi 2014: Success or Catastrophe? - http://bit.ly/1hiTmx8
Sochi: Down the Rabbit Hole - http://bit.ly/1fj3FNf
Sochi: Better by the Day - http://bit.ly/1fO7vPq
From Russia with Love - http://bit.ly/1ch19r0
SBC Skier (Jeff Schmuck)
Olympic Women’s Ski Slopestyle Finals - http://bit.ly/1o17mwl
Olympic Men’s Ski Slopestyle Finals - http://bit.ly/OuptjT
Olympic Men’s Ski Halfpipe Finals - http://bit.ly/1k5Lvqe
Olympic Women’s Ski Halfpipe Finals - http://bit.ly/1fnBfYz
TGR (Ryan Dunfee)
What’s the Actual Freeskiing Like in Sochi? - http://bit.ly/1ebHVaG
What Just Happened in Women’s Ski Halfpipe - http://bit.ly/1dq3CiY
Sochi Men’s Ski Halfpipe Finals Recap - http://bit.ly/1pkHWxd
Sochi Men’s Ski Slopestyle Finals Recap - http://bit.ly/1o17wDU
Women’s Ski Slopestyle Finals Results - http://bit.ly/1lfNDMn
The Games Exposed: Eric Iberg on the Olympics - http://bit.ly/1hopdww
Jules Bonnaire: From Within the Games - http://bit.ly/1o5IdR2
Impressions of Sochi Midway Through - http://bit.ly/1gC1VB7
Powdermag (Mike Rogge)
A Long Time Coming - http://bit.ly/1pkIm6C
Olympic Men’s Half Pipe Finals (Canada) - http://bit.ly/1bGqAHk
(USA) - http://nyti.ms/1mDoJbb
Olympic Men’s Slopestyle Finals (UK) - http://dailym.ai/1bGqEXw
(USA) - http://bit.ly/1mDoOvo
Olympic Women’s Slopestyle Finals (Canada) - http://bit.ly/MI2uk6
(USA) - http://wapo.st/1gxjfHs
(Australia) - http://bit.ly/1hqnYeO
Women’s skiing - http://nyti.ms/1j9iHdF
The Olympics - http://bit.ly/1c1TQJ9
Women’s Ski Slopestyle Podium
Men’s Ski Slopestyle Podium
Somebody call air traffic control, it's getting busy up there
Rail Section of the Slopestyle course
Noah Bowman 720 tail
Wise’s absurd alley-oop flat five octo on the last hit
Sweden's Emma Dahlstrom snags cork 7 tail.
Check the thread http://www.newschoolers.com/ns/forums/readthread/thread_id/774991/
ABM wtf tap
E-dollo sending it to the Gucci Plateau
Wu-Tang is for the children!
Joss' Last Run at Sochi 2014 (sw unnat triple!)- http://www.newschoolers.com/membervideo/692346.0/Joss--Last-Run-at-Sochi-2014--sw-unnat-triple--?s=157619&t=6&o=8
Harlaut's Olympic Run at Sochi 2014-
Gus Kenworthy's 2nd Place Run at Sochi 2014- http://www.newschoolers.com/membervideo/692374.0/Gus-Kenworthy-s-2nd-Place-Run-at-Sochi-2014?s=157619&t=6&o=8
Nick Goepper's Run 2 at Sochi 2014- http://www.newschoolers.com/membervideo/692513.0/Nick-Goepper-s-Run-2-at-Sochi-2014?s=157619&t=6&o=8
Håtveit's 91.80 Run at Sochi 2014-
ABM Russian Doll Tap at Sochi 2014 (Run 2)-
Jossi's Nose Tap in the Pipe at Sochi 2014-
Lyman Currier's Crash at Sochi 2014 (Knee Injury)-
Wise's 1st Place Run at Sochi 2014!- http://www.newschoolers.com/membervideo/693879.0/Wise-s-1st-Place-Run-at-Sochi-2014-?s=157619&t=6&o=8
Jossi's 4th Place Run at Sochi 2014- http://www.newschoolers.com/membervideo/693851.0/DAT-BANG--Jossi-s-4th-Place-Run-at-Sochi-2014?s=157619&t=6&o=8
Riddle's 2nd Place Run at Sochi 2014-
Olympic Ski Slopestyle - http://www.newschoolers.com/ns/forums/readthread/thread_id/774881/
First Look at Sochi Slope - http://www.newschoolers.com/ns/forums/readthread/thread_id/773530/
Olympics, Do you give a fuck? - http://www.newschoolers.com/ns/forums/readthread/thread_id/771777/
I think I came around on Goepper - http://www.newschoolers.com/ns/forums/readthread/thread_id/775146/
Sochi Pipe Thread - http://www.newschoolers.com/ns/forums/readthread/thread_id/775466/
Women’s Slope Discussion - http://www.newschoolers.com/ns/forums/readthread/thread_id/774624/
Sochi Women’s Pipe - http://www.newschoolers.com/ns/forums/readthread/thread_id/775785/
Okay, we lied. Here’s all the other stuff the mainstream media brought us from Sochi. Enjoy!
Sochi Pipe Finals Thoughts + C Sessions - http://bit.ly/1gxlieC
Ryan Dunfee stops by with some thoughts on Half Pipe finals and what they mean for the future of freeskiing at the Olympics. This being BroBOMB, Dunfee also cracks wise about corporations, the environment, and Mike Rogge before leaving you with an edit of some east coast loc’s and a joke about North Korea. Wait, BroBOMB’s mainstream?
Kiwi Olympians blasted for being ‘on an expensive ski holiday’ - http://bit.ly/1fytHRf
Kiwi journalist Dana Johannsen came under some serious fire from the NS community for her article on the New Zealand freeski team. In it, she criticized the Wells brothers for acting as if they were on holiday in Sochi. As NSer --ski-- put it, “sterling work from the NZ Herald once again”.
There May be 100,000 Condoms in Sochi... - http://bit.ly/1fj9vhx
But Joss Christensen hasn’t seen any of them. Huffington Post takes journalism to new depths in this interview on the state of inter-athlete relations in Sochi. If only they took time out from asking the tough questions to focus more on the lighter side of the Olympics. Thanks for taking the high road, Joss!
T-Swift Gives Torin Yater-Wallace a Shoutout on ET http://bit.ly/1o1Hqk4
The Olympics’ official stoner-philosopher got a shoutout from the one and only Taylor Swift! On daytime TV, no less. We can’t wait to hear about their breakup on her next album. Zing!
Gus Kenworthy Playing with Puppies on CNN http://cnn.it/1gxY206
The Games’ number one humanitarian cause was Gus Kenworthy’s puppy adoption. Watch here as he discusses the ins and outs of transcontinental dog rescues with the most trusted name in news. If those puppies didn’t melt your heart, there’s probably no hope left for you.