James Woods defends slopestyle course

Great Britain freestyle skier James Woods defends the much-maligned slopestyle course in Sochi ahead of the event, which begins later today.

Great Britain freestyle skier James Woods has defended the slopestyle course at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park ahead of the 2014 Winter Olympics.

The course has been criticised by his Team GB teammate Billy Morgan among others, but the 22-year-old is adamant that it is perfect for the competition.

Woods told reporters: "I love the course, it's fantastic. This is what we do week-in, week-out, turn up to a venue, give them feedback if we don't like what we see, and the organisers work on it which they've done.

"It is tough, it is difficult, but this is exactly what I want from an Olympic course. If it was anything less, I'd be really disappointed. The Olympics has to be the hardest course of all."

Woods will get his Olympic campaign underway next week.

Great Britain's Billy Morgan competes in the Men's Snowboard Slopestyle qualification at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park during the Sochi Winter Olympics on February 6, 2014
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