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2014 Winter Olympics snowboarder, Shaun White pulls out of slopestyle event

Shaun White Injury in question
Shaun White Injury in question
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February 6, 2014, in the last 24 hours news has come out that Team USA snowboarder, Shaun White has pulled out of the slopestyle event. Shaun had a good chance of winning two gold medals.

Shaun White was quoted saying, “After much deliberation with my team, I have made the decision to focus solely on trying to bring home the third straight gold medal in halfpipe for Team USA.”

Kelly Whiteside of USA Today posted this on her twitter account on Febraury 5, 2014, Shaun White pulls out of slopestyle citing "the potential risk of injury is a bit too much for me to gamble my other Olympics goals on"

Shaun also stated, “The conditions of the course were intimidating after watching others snowboarders crash again and again.”

This news is breaking out all over the World Wide Web, proving social media sites such as twitter can bring you the news as fast as it happens.

You can find it spreading like wildfire as it comes out in various styles such as; Washington Post (blog), Yahoo.com (sports), USA Today and ESPN.

Though some are saying Shaun was with good health conditions and others like ESPN claim there was some sort of wrist injury during training, we will need to wait and hear the story from Shaun himself. Maybe the question hear isn't how quickly the news can come out but the credibility of the news being correct, is in question.

Shaun first posted this information out on his Facebook Page yesterday, which we posted out in a recent article, “Team USA is no stranger to social media and content marketing”