Winter Olympics: American Sage Kotsenburg wins first slopestyle event
American snowboarder Sage Kotsenburg, his blonde hair flapping from his helmet, won the first gold medal of the games by taking men’s slopestyle. Norwegian biathlete Ole Einar Bjoerndalen became the oldest individual gold medalist at the Winter Olympics, winning the 10-kilometer sprint — his seventh career gold. Cross-country skier Marit Bjoergen, also from Norway, captured the women’s 15-kilometer skiathlon for her fourth Olympic title.
At age 40, Bjoerndalen became the oldest Winter Olympic gold medalist in an individual sport, bringing him within one gold of the all-time mark of