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Snowbound: Shaun White says he'll skip skateboard, stick to snow

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Posted at 7:39 AM, Mar 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-02 09:39:33-05

VAIL, Colo. (AP) — If the world sees Shaun White at the Olympics again, it will be in 2022, not later this year.

The three-time snowboarding champ tells The Associated Press he is taking skateboarding off his plate.

He won't try to qualify for the sport's Olympic debut, which will take place later this year in Tokyo.

White was every bit as good at skateboarding as snowboarding back in the day.

He thought he might try to become one of the rare athletes to compete in both the Winter and Summer Games.

But after finishing 13th at the world championships last year, he decided he didn't want to take away from his snowboarding career.