Torin Yater-Wallace speaks about the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics on the Today Show

October 29th, 2013 by

Today, Tuesday, October 29, 2013, marks 100 days to the start of the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, the first Winter Olympic Games to include the slopestyle and halfpipe skiing disciplines. A handful of Olympic hopefuls were on hand at The Today Show to talk about the upcoming Games; among them, Torin Yater-Wallace.

In what may become a trend in the mainstream media heading up to, and during the Games, there will be misconceptions regarding halfpipe and slopestyle skiing, due to a lack of familiarity with the sports. On the show, Torin is asked, “It’s a little similar to snowboarding in the halfpipe, right? Are the tricks any different?” Torin goes on to explain the differences, stating that skiing may provide a little more room for variation in the tricks, whether it be different grabs, etc…

A rail jam is slated to take place in Times Square later in the afternoon. Stay tuned to freeskier.com for more coverage from New York City.

Torin Yater-Wallace and ski jumper Sarah Hendrickson speak about the 2014 Winter Olympics

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