File - White heads to the Sochi winter Olympics as arguably the most famous athlete competing.
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Shaun White is already the face of snowboarding. Now the American wants to rock the Sochi Games and leave the Olympics as the most decorated athlete in his sport. White, a 13-time Winter X Games gold medalist, already has two Olympic titles to his name, having won the halfpipe event at the Turin and Vancouver Games. As a 15-year-old prodigy Hirano finished second to White in the superpipe event at the 2013 Winter X Games.Winning is pretty much what White does for a living so it will take his opponents' best efforts to prevent him from claiming a double in Sochi.Among his opponents is Canadian Mark McMorris, a three-time X Games gold medalist who specializes in slopestyle. The women's snowboard cross could be a Canadian affair with runaway World Cup leader Dominique Maltais and defending Olympic champion Maelle Ricker, competing at her fourth Olympics, in good form, although American Lindsey Jacobellis will be eying another chance to win the gold she threw away in agonizing fashion in Turin in 2006 .
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