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Slopestyle designer defends course

Anders Forsell has listened to the riders and made adjustments, improvements

Updated: February 8, 2014, 10:21 AM ET
By Alyssa Roenigk | ESPN.com

SOCHI, Russia -- So far this week, Anders Forsell has been the most talked about, yet anonymous, person at the Olympics. He's not an athlete, coach or member of the media. He's the man overseeing design, construction and maintenance of the slopestyle course used by the snowboarders and freeskiers here in Sochi. And, over the past week, his course has taken a beating -- in the media, that is.

"I try not to read much," Forsell said Saturday morning before men's snowboard slopestyle semifinals. ...

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