Shaun White has won gold twice on the halfpipe at the Olympics. (Cameron Spencer/Getty images)
Several of the Olympians set to take part in the men's and women's snowboard halfpipe event are voicing their displeasure with the quality of the course.
Hannah Teter, who won gold in the event at the Torino Olympics in 2006, called the conditions a "junk show" and said she believed the Olympic committee should push the event back until the run can be remedied, according to Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times. Shaun White, a two-time gold medalist in the event, called the practice session conditions "frustrating."
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Yahoo! Sports' Jeff Passan reports that reigning women's gold medalist Torah Bright of New Zealand and American snowboarder Danny Davis also voiced their displeasure, with Davis calling the pipe "garbage." The poor conditions are due in part to the increasing temperatures in Sochi.
The crew in charge of course maintenance said it was forced to stop work so the noise created would not interfere with the TV broadcast of the moguls event on Sunday.