February 23, 2014February 23, 2014
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Sage Kotsenburg ‘Stoked’ at Sochi

SOCHI, Russia—Sage Kotsenburg, the surprise slopestyle Olympic champion, brought some casual and informal color to the daily International Olympic Committee press briefing on Monday, confusing some by using the word “stoked” in his description of his attitude. Appearing in a navy-blue USA sweater and capping his wavy blond hair with a black beanie hat, Kotsenburg discussed...

February 18, 2014February 18, 2014
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‘Stoked,’ From 1960s Surfers to Sochi / Wall Street Journal / February 15, 2014

‘Stoked,’ From 1960s Surfers to Sochi / Wall Street Journal / February 15, 2014 Snowboarding Olympian Sage Kotsenburg couldn’t get away from the word during his news conference. By Ben Zimmer “I’m so stoked to be here, representing the U.S.A., for sure.” So began the news conference of Sage Kotsenburg, gold-medal winner of the first-ever...