Shaun White: The Public Loves Him; Many of His Peers Can't Stand Him

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Shaun White: The Public Loves Him; Many of His Peers Can't Stand Him
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KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia – Inside the insular snowboarding community, they chuckled here Wednesday. Shaun White pulled out of the Olympics' snowboarding slopestyle competition citing the danger of the course and the desire to defend his halfpipe gold medal, to which the reply at the Rosa Khutor Extreme Park went something like: Of course he did. Such a Shaun maneuver.

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