Even before the athletes arrived in Sochi, the Games were already overflowing with political controversy. But once the competitions got started criticism was turned onto judges, referees, course creators and uniform designers.
A harrowing halfpipe:
The snowboard halfpipe was a constant trigger of criticism during the Sochi Games.
"It is a little dangerous," two-time U.S. Olympian Hannah Teter told USA Today. "I saw more people falltoday than I have all season. It's just dangerous because it's crappy, you know?"
U.S. snowboarder Danny Davis had some harsher words for the Sochi pipe, calling it “garbage” and lamenting the missed opportunity to showcase the best of the best on a global stage.
"It's the Olympics. It should be flawless,” Davis said of the halfpipe. “What a lame showcase of snowboarding, and what a lame way to treat the athletes."
Disallowed goal upsets the host:
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