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Photos: Olympic champion snowboarder Jamie Anderson hosts Azure Luxury Pool season opening

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Olympic snowboarding champion Jamie Anderson hosts the season opening of Azure Luxury Pool on Sunday, May 4, 2014, at Palazzo.

Jamie Anderson Hosts Azure Season Opening

Olympic snowboarding champion Jamie Anderson hosts the season opening of Azure Luxury Pool on Sunday, May 4, 2014, at Palazzo. Launch slideshow »

Olympic gold-medal-winning snowboarder Jamie Anderson received a shout-out from President Barack Obama during Saturday’s White House Correspondent’s Dinner, and 12 hours later, the gold was shining bright when she kicked off the 2014 summer season at Azure Luxury Pool at Palazzo.

Jamie won in the slope-style event at the February Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, the first gold of the games for the USA. Joining her party at the pool were fellow gold medal winner Kaitlyn Farrington and fellow Olympians Kjersti Buaas, Stefi Luxton and Rebecca Torr, along with snowboarder Chanelle Sladics.

President Obama called her an “incredibly talented young lady” during his speech, and she proved that on the slopes and at the pool celebrating with her friends as they danced in their cabana to the beats of Exotic DJ (Las Vegas’ Keith Richard).

Star chef Wolfgang Puck served a healthy athletes luncheon of California kale and cabbage salad, house-made hummus and a sushi roll platter.

“This Azure pool is such a beautiful spot to relax and have fun,” said Jamie. “I am just so grateful to be here and celebrate the Olympics with all of my closest friends.”

Our thanks to contributing photographer Tom Donoghue for his gallery of gold medal photos.

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