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Snowboarding star Shaun White pulled out of the slopestyle event at the Sochi Olympics Wednesday due to concerns that the course is too dangerous. Double halfpipe Olympic champion White, one of the biggest drawcards of the winter Games, said in a statement carried by NBC Wednesday that he did not want to risk his chances of winning a third halfpipe gold medal.White also hurt his wrist Tuesday after falling on a course he had earlier described as "intimidating".After securing the halfpipe titles in 2006 and 2010, White was looking to add the slopestyle gold to his tally as the event makes its Olympic debut in Sochi.The 27-year-old White will now start his Sochi campaign Tuesday with halfpipe qualifying.
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