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Snowboarding at the 2006 Torino Winter Games

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Host City: Torino, Italy
Date Started: February 12, 2006
Date Finished: February 12, 2006
Events: 6

Participants: 187 (108 men and 79 women) from 24 countries
Youngest Participant: CHN Sun Zhifeng (14 years, 212 days)
Oldest Participant: SUI Ursula Bruhin (35 years, 342 days)
Most Medals (Athlete): 18 athletes with 1 medal
Most Medals (Country): USA United States (7 medals)


The 2006 snowboarding events were held in the Piedmont town of Bardonecchia, 90 km. west of Torino. The halfpipe and parallel giant slalom events for both men and women were again on the program. The program was enlarged by the addition of boardercross for men and women. Boardercross (also called Boarder-X) was an event in which several boarders, usually four, compete on the same course in match racing, and it can be quite rough and competitive, with many falls. The event advances to a final round after a series of elimination races.