44 Australians heading to Beijing for Winter Olympics
FILE - Gold medalist Australia's Scotty James jumps in the Men's Snowboard Halfpipe for the FIS Snowboard World Cup held in Chongli county near Zhangjiakou in northern China's Hebei province on Sunday, Dec. 22, 2019.
Tucked away on a private halfpipe in Switzerland, Scotty James has been charting the future. He envisions the best tricks at this year’s biggest halfpipe contests as the kind that only he can perform. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan, File)
FILE - Scotty James, of Australia, rides during the men's snowboard halfpipe at the Phoenix Snow Park at he Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea, Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2018. James has come a long way since his dad bought him a $10 snowboard from a shop that was using it as a doorstop. He’s won three world championship titles, six World Cup races and six Winter X medals, including three gold. (Jonathan Hayward/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
Scotty James celebrates with his fiancé Chloe Stroll after winning a gold medal in men's snowboard superpipe at the 2022 Winter X Games in Aspen on Friday, Jan. 21, 2022. (Kelsey Brunner/The Aspen Times via AP)