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Canada’s Olympic Snowboard Team

Snowboarding is a relatively new Olympic sport, having made its debut at the 1998 Winter Olympics. From the very start, Canada’s athletes made their names, and snowboards, well-known.

Ross Rebagliati is perhaps Canada’s most famous snowboard medallist, capturing the nation’s first snowboarding medal at the 1998 Nagano Winter Games. Rebagliati won the giant slalom event and became the first to ever win Olympic snowboard event.

Maëlle Ricker became the first woman to ever win a gold back home in Canada, coming first in women’s snowboard cross at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.

In total, Canada has won five Olympic snowboard medals in three Winter Games. This result could be in danger as Canada’s 2014 Sochi team is expected to win up to five medals and rule on their snowboards.

There is a young snowboarding team that will carry Canada’s golden dreams to Russia, including top medal contenders and slopestylers Mark McMorris, Spencer O’Brien and Sèbastien Toutant.

Take a look at where Canada’s Sochi 2014 Snowboard athletes call home