BURLINGTON, Vt., Jan. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Burton, the world's leading
snowboard company, is proud to support 18 snowboarders from nine different
countries as they follow their dreams of an Olympic medal in Italy this
Burton sponsors five out of the eight American riders competing in the
Olympic halfpipe contest, including Mason Aguirre, Kelly Clark, Elena Hight,
Hannah Teter and Shaun White. Japanese Burton riders Kazuhiro Kokubo and
Takaharu Nakai will both be competing in the Olympic halfpipe contest.
European Burton riders heading to the Olympics include Iker Fernandez (Spain),
Frederik Kalbermatten (Switzerland), Paulina Ligocka (Poland), Francesco
Sandrini (Italy) and Halvor Lunn (Norway). Burton riders Juliane Bray,
Mitchell Brown and Kendall Brown will represent New Zealand. And Maelle Ricker
(Canada), Nate Holland (USA) and Drew Neilson (Canada) will be representing
Burton in the Olympic Boardercross contest.
"For those riders who choose this path, just making it to the Olympics is
an impressive accomplishment," says Jake Burton, Founder and Chairman of
Burton. "We are proud of them here at Burton, and I look forward to watching
them compete in Bardonecchia."
During the Olympics, Burton will set up a media room just meters away from
the bottom of the competition halfpipe, located one hour from Torino in the
village of Bardonecchia, Italy.
Media can also find background information on snowboarding, the history of
the sport, Burton riders and downloadable hi-res photography at
http://press.burton.com. Access the press site with the username: Olympics06
Burton Snowboards is a pure snowboard company solely dedicated to creating
and perfecting a full range of the best snowboarding equipment and apparel.
Founded in 1977, Burton has fueled the growth of snowboarding worldwide
through its team of top snowboarders and successful programs such as Learn To
Ride (LTR), the Chill Foundation and the Open Snowboarding Championships.
Privately held and headquartered in Burlington, Vermont with international
offices in Innsbruck, Austria and Tokyo, Japan, Burton has been the industry
market share leader since its inception. http://www.burton.com
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