When the press started to arrive in Sochi there can’t have been much going on. Bored and hungry for a story they turned to the new event at the ‘Lympics, slopestyle.
Evidently freaked out by the size of the jumps, journalists started to jump on any suggestion the course might not be safe, ready to heap blame on the Russian park crew. When Shaun White dropped out blaming the course they went into overdrive, but as we all know now the course was great, playing host to one of the most impressive and progressive slopestyle competitions ever.
Sage Kotsenburg probably put it best when he said:
“We hear the sochi course is dangerous”yea X Games is all lollipops and unicorns the whole way down we aren’t used to dangerous courses haha
— sage kotsenburg (@sagekotsenburg) February 4, 2014