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Watch A First-Person View Of Sochi’s Controversial Slopestyle Snowboard Course
February 7, 2014
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There's been a lot of controversy about the slopestyle event at Sochi. Earlier this week, American snowboarder Shaun White dropped out, citing safety concerns. Yesterday, Canadian Olympian and two-time X Games god medallist Mark McMorris competed in the first qualifying round, broken rib and all, but his unexpectedly low score (he called it "ridiculous") means he'll have to compete again in the semis for a shot in the finals. Then there's Russian snowboarder Alexey Sobolev, who made headlines for competing with a Pussy Riot-themed snowboard.

Well, Sobolev did something else cool this week: he strapped a camera to his helmet and filmed this first-person view of the slopestyle course. You can watch that run in the video above. Oh, and once you've acquainted yourself with the course, get to know Canadian Maxence Parrot, who might just end up winning the whole thing. You can watch the mens' slopestyle finals live on Saturday, February 8 at 3:45 a.m. ET on CBC.


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