Articles Tagged: we-are-snowboarding

WAS Applauds IOC Decision to Postpone Slopestyle Announcement for 2014 Winter Olympic Games

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WAS Applauds IOC Decision to Postpone Slopestyle Announcement for 2014 Winter Olympic Games

We Are Snowboarding (WAS) fully supports today’s International Olympic Committee’s executive board decision to conduct further research before slopestyle is included into the 2014 Sochi Olympics Games. WAS sees today’s announcement as a clear indication that the current qualification system has unresolved issues. WAS is an organized group of the best snowboarders in the world. They have joined together to help influence an authentic and fair direction of the sport as it enters larger global platforms.

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WAS Launch: We Are Snowboarding

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WAS Launch: We Are Snowboarding

Between the TTR, FIS, Dew Tour and Winter X Games, there have been 27 major snowboard contests scheduled between December 2010 and March 2011 at venues all across the world. Each organization schedules its event series without taking into account the event schedule set by other organizations, which results in a contest calendar that is not only crowded, but where major competitions conflict with each other. Scheduling conflicts force riders to choose between events, which not only divides the competitive field, it devalues the viewing experience for fans who watch competitions where not all the top riders are participating.

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