As of today (July 2) there are 219 days to the opening ceremonies in Sochi Russia. This is the time to shine for a sport that was born out of rebellion from the regimented training schedules of mogul and racing programs mostly in North America with a few Europeans joining early on.
With World Cup stops in New Zealand, Canada, USA and Switzerland it's going to be interesting who foregoes which events in order to be in Sochi.
I know this has always been a touchy subject on here but it seems like attitudes are changing. What's it going to be for the sports top players? FIS World Cup events to get used to the FIS bureaucrats they will be dealing with in Sochi (even though AFP is looking after the judging for HP and SS events) or sticking to the "pro circuit"?
I'm posting this thread to get some legit discussion going on the subject so it would be nice to see some actually thought out responses.