Coverage of Winter Olympics Sochi 2014

Olympic crush: U.S. snowboarder Kaitlyn Farrington - Window to the Winter Games

USOC: Team USA Media Summit

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Team USA halfpipe snowboarder Kaitlyn Farrington took home the gold medal despite a stacked field with three former halfpipe gold medalists. Farrington, 24, hails from Idaho and, according to her NBC bio, actually prefers slopestyle competition to the halfpipe. She was the first woman to perform a backside 900.

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