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Engaging personalities emerged from slopestyle and freeskiing competitions

Updated: February 24, 2014, 12:28 PM ET
By Alyssa Roenigk | ESPN.com

SOCHI, Russia -- So, what did people think?

Friends and colleagues back home have asked me that question several times over the past two weeks, especially those with a vested interest in the sports of freeskiing and snowboarding. What did everyone think of the newest Olympic events? How have they been received? Did anyone watch?

From inside the Olympic bubble, those are tough questions to answer. I don't have an awareness of how the American public has perceived much ...

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