Snowboarding at the 2006 Winter Olympics

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Snowboarding
at the XX Olympic Winter Games
Snowboarding Olympics 2006.png
Venue Bardonecchia
Dates12–23 February
No. of events6
Competitors187 from 24 nations
  2002
2010  

The 2006 Winter Olympic Games Snowboarding competition consisted of men's and women's halfpipe, parallel giant slalom and snowboard cross events. [1]

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Medal summary

Medal table

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1Flag of the United States.svg  United States  (USA)3317
2Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland  (SUI)3104
3Flag of Germany.svg  Germany  (GER)0101
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia  (SVK)0101
5Flag of Austria.svg  Austria  (AUT)0011
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada  (CAN)0011
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland  (FIN)0011
Flag of France.svg  France  (FRA)0011
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway  (NOR)0011
Totals (9 nations)66618

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Men's events

Event [2] GoldSilverBronze
Halfpipe
details
Shaun White
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Danny Kass
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Markku Koski
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland
Parallel giant slalom
details
Philipp Schoch
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland
Simon Schoch
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland
Siegfried Grabner
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria
Snowboard cross
details
Seth Wescott
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Radoslav Židek
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia
Paul-Henri de Le Rue
Flag of France.svg  France

Women's events

Event [2] GoldSilverBronze
Halfpipe
details
Hannah Teter
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Gretchen Bleiler
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Kjersti Buaas
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway
Parallel giant slalom
details
Daniela Meuli
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland
Amelie Kober
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany
Rosey Fletcher
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Snowboard cross
details
Tanja Frieden
Flag of Switzerland.svg  Switzerland
Lindsey Jacobellis
Flag of the United States.svg  United States
Dominique Maltais
Flag of Canada.svg  Canada

Participating NOCs

Twenty-four nations competed in the snowboarding events at Torino.

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The men's halfpipe event in snowboarding at the 2006 Winter Olympics was held in Bardonecchia, a village in the Province of Turin, Italy. Competition took place on 12 February 2006.

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The women's parallel giant slalom event in snowboarding at the 2006 Winter Olympics was held in Bardonecchia, a village in the Province of Turin, Italy. The competition took place on 23 February 2006.

The men's snowboard cross event in snowboarding at the 2006 Winter Olympics was held in Bardonecchia, a village in the Province of Turin, Italy. Competition took place on 16 February 2006.

The women's snowboard cross event in snowboarding at the 2006 Winter Olympics was held in Bardonecchia, a village in the Province of Turin, Italy. Competition took place on 17 February 2006.

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References

  1. "Snowboarding at the 2006 Torino Winter Games". Sports Reference. Archived from the original on 17 April 2020. Retrieved 11 April 2020.
  2. 1 2 3 "Torino 2006 Official Report - Snowboarding" (PDF). Torino Organizing Committee. LA84 Foundation. March 2009. Retrieved 20 May 2009.