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Shaun White Says Sochi’s Not His Last Olympics

Tuesday was a tough day for champion snowboarder Shaun White. White failed to reach his goal of becoming the first male American to win three straight gold medals in an individual event. While his time in Sochi didn’t land White the prize he was aiming for, he did say that he might be coming back in a few years to …

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Shaun White Relinquishes Halfpipe Throne

Shaun White was the reigning champion of the men’s halfpipe event at the Winter Olympics since 2006. However, at the end of the competition in the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, he had to step down from his throne when he was unable to grab the top spot on the podium. In the 2006 Torino and 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, White’s …

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Shaun White Will Leave Sochi Empty-Handed

The snowboard king has been dethroned. Shaun White was vying for his third straight gold medal in Men’s Halfpipe at the Sochi Winter Games on Tuesday night. But this time, the Flying Tomato did not even medal. Iouri Podladtchikiov, known as I-Pod in the snowboarding community, won the gold with a score of 94.75. I-Pod, who is only 15 years …

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Shaun White Bails on Olympic Slopestyle Competition

Snowboarding legend Shaun White is bailing on the Olympic slopestyle event, citing concerns over safety. On Monday, Norwegian Torstein Horgmo broke his collarbone on the slopestyle course in Sochi, prompting a wave of concern over the course’s construction. Olympic officials have altered the course in response, reducing three jumps by a combined height of six feet, but the alterations haven’t …

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GoPro Demos Shaun White’s New Halfpipe Trick

GoPro camera has posted a clip of U.S. snowboarding champion Shaun White, as he perfects a new halfpipe trick called the frontside double-cork 1440 in preparation for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympic Games. The frontside double-cork 1440 is similar to White’s Double McTwist 1260, though it adds another half revolution of rotation inside two head-over-heels flips. White commented on the …

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Shaun White Wins X Games Gold Again

Though Shaun White has garnered a reputation as heavy partier when he’s not on the slopes, he’s still most famous for dominating the snowboarding competition at the X Games. White achieved a perfect score in his final snowboard superpipe run last year, and it seems as though he has kept up his skills, despite his other troubles. At this year’s …

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Shaun White Gets Drunk, Goes Buck Wild In Nashville

Olympic snowboarder Shaun White was charged with public intoxication and vandalism early Sunday morning after destroying a phone at the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel (which an employee witnessed) and then pulling a fire alarm, which required an evacuation of the building. White tried to leave in a cab before police were called, but a guest stopped the driver and a scuffle …

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Shaun White Won’t Be Competing At X Games This Year

Shaun White fans will just have to wait a little longer to see their beloved redhead compete, because he doesn’t have any plans to defend his skateboard title this year at the X Games. The 25-year old is reportedly just going to take it easy for a while, according to his publicist. “This has been a lively year so far; …

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