Canadian Olympian Spencer O'Brien slams CBC

Canada's Spencer O'Brien walks away from the finish line area after competing in the women's...

Canada's Spencer O'Brien walks away from the finish line area after competing in the women's snowboard slopestyle event at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Rosa Khutor, February 9, 2014. (REUTERS)

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Canadian snowboarder Spencer O’Brien is still sad.

But these cries have nothing to do with the tears she shed earlier at the Sochi Games.

Instead, the 26-year-old B.C. native is “sad” because she thinks the CBC isn’t up to snuff.

“It's sad to hear such unknowledgeable people announcing the Olympics,” she posted to Twitter on Tuesday. “NBC needs to share @LukeVanValin with us Canucks.”

O’Brien, a legitimate medal contender in the women’s snowboard slopestyle event last week, finished 12th in the event before issuing Canadians a teary-eyed apology.

“I’m really disappointed and really sad that I let Canada down,” she said at the time.

“Looking back, it’s going to be one of the biggest days of my life no matter what. I’m really proud of snowboarding right now. I’m just really disappointed.”

Making its Olympic debut, slopestyle is run over a downhill course that included three rail features and three progressively bigger jumps allowing the athletes' most spectacular tricks to come at the end in front of an eager and loud crowd.

O’Brien won gold at the 2013 Snowboarding World Championships and is a four-time X-Games medallist.


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