Halfpipe conditions worsen with warm Sochi weather - Served Fresh by Subway

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The halfpipe at the Sochi Games "is garbage," one prominent snowboarder told Yahoo Sports, and the across-the-board backlash against it from riders continued to build as the IOC postponed snowboarding practice Monday morning and tried to salvage the pipe's integrity amid warming temperatures.
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SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 10: Shaun White of the United States trains during Snowboard Halfpipe practice during day 3 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Around the Games: Day 3 - 2014 Winter Olympic Games
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 10: Shaun White of the United States trains during Snowboard Halfpipe practice during day 3 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Shaun White of the United States trains during Snowboard Halfpipe practice during day 3 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Shaun White of the United States trains during Snowboard Halfpipe practice during day 3 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Shaun White of the United States trains during Snowboard Halfpipe practice during day 3 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 8, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Taku Hiraoka of Japan trains in the Snowboard Halfpipe official training during day three of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
Taku Hiraoka of Japan trains in the Snowboard Halfpipe official training during day three of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
Taku Hiraoka of Japan trains in the Snowboard Halfpipe official training during day three of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 10: Competitors practice during the Snowboard Halfpipe official training during day three of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
Around the Games: Day 3 - 2014 Winter Olympic Games
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 10: Competitors practice during the Snowboard Halfpipe official training during day three of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 10: Torah Bright of Australia is assisted by Xuetong Cai of China after crashing during Snowboard Halfpipe practice during day 3 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
Around the Games: Day 3 - 2014 Winter Olympic Games
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 10: Torah Bright of Australia is assisted by Xuetong Cai of China after crashing during Snowboard Halfpipe practice during day 3 of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park on February 10, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 09: Olympic team members work on the halfpipe ahead of competition at the Extreme Park at Rosa Khutor Mountain on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
Around the Games: Day 2 - 2014 Winter Olympic Games
SOCHI, RUSSIA - FEBRUARY 09: Olympic team members work on the halfpipe ahead of competition at the Extreme Park at Rosa Khutor Mountain on February 9, 2014 in Sochi, Russia. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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