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Winter games update: Hitting the slopes with a GoPro

Sochi Slopestyle Course Preview a Snowboarding video by whitelines

Cheryl Santa Maria
Digital Reporter

Thursday, February 6, 2014, 4:19 PM -

A lot of people are excited about the slopestyle snowboard course at the 2014 Winter Games now that Russian snowboarder Alexey Sobolev has given fans a sneak peek.

Sobolev didn't attempt any over-the-top tricks on his run, but he gave viewers a clear view of what athletes will be facing.

A few boarders have been pulled out of the event after sustaining injuries on this controversial slope -- including Norway's Torstein Horgmo and Shaun White of the U.S.

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The slopestyle snowboard finals will be held on Saturday.

Canada's Spencer O'Brien secured a spot in the competition during Thursday's qualifying runs.

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