News

Shaun White withdraws from Sochi event

Shaun White withdraws from Sochi event

SHAUN WHITE: U.S. snowboarder Shaun White waits in line during a breakdown of the chairlift at snowboard slopestyle training for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics in Rosa Khutor, Feb. 3. Photo: Reuters/Mike Blake

ROSA KHUTOR, Russia (Reuters) – Double halfpipe Olympic champion Shaun White has pulled out of the slopestyle event at the Sochi Games, U.S. Snowboarding said on Wednesday.

SPECIAL SECTION: 2014 Winter Olympics

“Olympic champion Shaun White announced late Wednesday Sochi time that he was withdrawing from slopestyle to keep his focus on winning an unprecedented third straight gold for Team USA in halfpipe,” U.S. Snowboarding said in a statement on its website.

White won the 2006 and 2010 halfpipe titles.

(Editing by Peter Rutherford)

Recent Headlines

in Sports

Monday’s Sports Minute

Fresh
lebron

Here is a look at some of today's big sports stories, on Monday, Dec. 22.

in National

Cuba’s famed cigars get a foot in door of U.S. market

Fresh
cigars

Cuban cigars are considered by many as the best in the world.

in Entertainment, National

Obama: Sony hack not an act of war

Fresh
interview

President Barack Obama says the massive hacking was not an act of war but instead was cyber-vandalism.

in National

Survey: U.S. gas prices fall 25 cents per gallon

Fresh
gas

The average price nationwide has dropped to $2.47 a gallon.

in Sports

Florida State QB Winston cleared in conduct hearing

jameis-

Star quarterback Jameis Winston has been cleared in a hearing looking into alleged sexual assault charges.