Gold medalist Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States celebrates during the medal ceremony for the women's slalom at Medals Plaza on February 22, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. 

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The Olympics wrapped up in Sochi on Sunday. Colorado’s athletes bounced back from a rough start: On Friday Mikaela Shiffrin became the youngest woman ever to win gold in the Olympic slalom race.

Michael Nakagawa, of Aspen, also had quite a performance.

Nakagawa isn't an athlete, but he provided the soundtrack at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park, site of the halfpipe competitions, slopestyle and ski and snowboard cross events.

DJ Naka G, as he’s known, said this song, "Wake Me Up" by Avicii, was one of the most popular tracks during the Games.


It wasn't Nakagawa's first Olympics. He provided the soundtrack in Vancouver for the 2010 Winter Games. He also made the music happen at several X Games competitions in Aspen.

Nakagawa found DJ'ing during the Olympics tougher than in Aspen. "There's definitely a little bit more protocol when it comes to the Olympics," Nakagawa said. He was provided with a library of music, which included some Russian pop.

Nakagawa said that whenever he DJs at sporting events, some athletes ask him to play certain music. And for one famous snowboarder, that means rock and hair bands of the 1980s.

Nakagawa has played the classic Guns n' Roses song "Welcome to the Jungle" for several of Shaun White's runs over the years.

White is in a band called Bad Things, but Nakagawa said that when he asked White if he could play a Bad Things song at a competition late last year, White declined, saying he wanted to focus on snowboarding.
Many of the athletes who competed in the halfpipe and slopestyle events wore headphones during their runs. Nakagawa said skiers and snowboarders often listen to the same music in their earbuds that he's playing for the crowd.