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New tricks, new ambitions: James eyes Olympic glory

Posted by on Sep 21, 2017

Scotty James -took all before him in 2016/17. Now for the Olympics.

If you want to know what Scotty James has been up to this past six months, even he says it’s best not to look at his social media.

There’s Barcelona, boxing poses and a boat in Miami that could be straight from The Lonely Island film clip.

“My Instagram probably says otherwise – that I have been having a good time but I have been working really hard,” he says with a chuckle.

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Falls Creek to get a Superpipe?

Posted by on Jul 28, 2017

 

Falls Creek

It’s a work in progress but with Perisher dropping out of building a Superpipe in Australia, there’s some decent prospects of Falls Creek filling the void.

And who is behind the push? None other than our own Scotty James.

The X Games and two-time world champion is working with his own sponsors (including Falls Creek) to try to make it happen.

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Cox and James share Aussie snow award

Posted by on Apr 27, 2017

Britt Cox and Scotty James

Scotty James and Britt Cox – shared winners at Australian Skiing and Snowboarding’s night of nights. Pic: OWIA

In the end Australia’s two best winter athletes just couldn’t be separated.

So it seemed only fitting that moguls skier Britt Cox and halfpipe snowboarder Scotty James shared the Australian Snowsports Athlete of the Year Award.

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Torah Bright – it’s about the snowboarding, stupid!

Posted by on Jul 31, 2015

Torah Bright talks … snowboarding. Want something else, go somewhere else!

Remove the sponsors, the looks, the ex-husband, the current fiance, talk about religion, funding feuds and approximately 1,211 other peripheral issues to snowboarding and what do you have left with Torah Bright?

Australia’s greatest winter athlete.

Sport loves a side story, a back story and a colour story. It gives context and meaning. But sometimes in the search for something else the real story of just how good an athlete is gets missed.

 

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