Winter Games Athletes
Affectionately known as “Old Man” by his peers, the 38-year-old Anderson came out of retirement to compete in the Sochi Games after the parallel slalom event was added. Anderson has shown he still has what it takes to win on the circuit, picking up Nor-Am Cup victories in parallel slalom in 2012 and 2013. He also had a fourth-place showing on the Nor-Am Cup Tour and a seventh-place effort in the World Cup while competing in parallel giant slalom this past year. By far the most decorated Canadian snowboarder, Anderson has totaled 61 World Cup podiums, 27 World Cup wins and four world championships. He's made four trips to the Winter Olympics, reaching the top of the sport with a gold medal in the parallel giant slalom in the 2010 Vancouver Games. His previous top Olympic finish had been in 2006 when he took fifth in the snowboardcross. Following his victory in Vancouver, Anderson - who lives on a blueberry farm - started his own board brand. Now appearing in his fifth Olympics, Anderson hopes to defend his crown in the parallel giant slalom while adding another in the parallel slalom.