Slopestyle event makes Olympic debut

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Czech Republic's Sarka Pancochova takes a jump during the women's snowboard slopestyle qualifying at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2014, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia

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The snowboarders competing in slopestyle's Olympic debut wanted to put on a show.

It wasn't exactly standing room only.

There were large pockets of empty seats during portions of men's and women's qualifying on Thursday, particularly near the beginning and end of the seven-hour session.
— Associated Press

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