A Complete Guide to How Olympic Snowboarding Is Scored, Just in Time For the Beijing Games

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When the 2022 Winter Olympics kick off in Beijing, they’ll be home to 11 separate snowboarding events: five different disciplines for both men and women, and one mixed-team event. Each of these events — big air, slopestyle, parallel giant slalom, halfpipe, and snowboard cross — require different techniques and skill sets. They also have unique systems for determining the winners, some based on scores given by judges and others based purely on time. For a casual viewer, it can be a bit confusing! Fortunately, we’ve broken down how each snowboarding discipline is scored in the slides ahead, so you can watch the Games like a pro this year.

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