‘Nobody forced you to go down’: FIS responds to riders’ concern over high winds

  • Gusty conditions blighted women’s slopestyle
  • Several riders expressed anger at decision to hold event

The International Ski Federation (FIS) has dismissed the concerns of snowboarders who complained about treacherous conditions at the women’s slopestyle by telling them that “nobody was forced to go down and compete”.

A number of riders expressed their anger at the FIS’s decision to allow the event to go ahead in 30mph crosswinds on Monday, which turned one of the most exciting events at these Winter Olympics into a dangerous lottery.

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