Specific Purpose: to inform my audience about the entrance of snowboarding into the mainstream andits development into a competitive sport in the Olympics.IntroductionI.Attention Getter: Close your eyes and imagine you are at the top of an Olympicsnowboarding course in Nagano, Japan. As you perform the run imagine the cold air andspeed as you make your way down carving down the course. Now look up and imagine thefeeling of seeing the sea of people cheering you on as you have completed the best run inthe Olympics. This is how Ross Rebagliati felt when he was the first man to ever win anOlympic gold medal in Men’s Snowboarding at the 1998 Olympic Winter Games.II.Establish Credibility: I have been snowboarding for almost 7 years and understand the rushand beauty of the sport.III.Relate to Audience: Whether you snowboard or do not, you can understand the feeling ofdoing something you love and can appreciate the effort and dedication it requiressucceeding in a competitive setting.IV.Preview: Snowboarding has had a long road of development into the mainstream ofcompetitive sports including the conflicts among winter sports participants, it’s competitiveorigins, and it’s debut in the Olympics.[So, how did conflict affect snowboarding’s development?]BodyI.Main Idea: Snowboarders vs. Skiersa.During winter months, surfers and skateboarders alike both longed for a sport thatwould satisfy their craving for the feeling of what they were already involved in.