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2012: Snowboarding's Year In Review

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Crossover Olympic Judges

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Though the TTR vs. FIS controversy quieted down somewhat in 2012, snowboarding's steady march towards Sochi 2014 was not free from dramatic moments. When word got out that the FIS was considering hiring "crossover judges" to decide the fate of riders in both snowboarding AND skiing Olympic halfpipe and slopestyle events mass outrage ensued and the idea was quickly dropped. Score one for global protest.