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    “I’m proud of this life I’ve led, and what I’ve done in this sport and what I’ve left behind,” Shaun White said.
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    Shaun White Finds the Glory in Falling Short

    Trying for one last Olympic medal, the 35-year-old snowboarding champion was surpassed by his heirs apparent. That, in itself, was enough.


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      What Scares the World’s Most Daring Olympians

      Injury is a constant threat in their death-defying feats. The Times sat down with three dozen athletes who opened up about their fears.

      By John BranchMark BoyerLarry BuchananEmily RhyneBedel SagetUmi SyamRumsey TaylorJoe Ward and