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this 100%. The Olymics need us more than we need them and we cannot forget that. They are about to rake in a ton of money by marketing freeskiing to the general public and that is just the nature of the business. Getting added to the Olympics is (one of) the obvious next steps in the natural progression of our sport. However, we cant forget our roots, what makes us special/unique and got us to this point. With the likely influx of new funds into the sport, I hope a lot of it gets reinvested into all parts of freeskiing, not just comps.
Good to see athletes hesitant while talking about their perspectives of being included in the games. Winning gold in 2014 is not the top, it's just the next step up the mtn that ppl should use to gain a better perspective on what we can achieve in the sport. When it's all said and done, hopefully, NS remembers that they are just that....games.