Shaun White not invited to 2016 Winter X Games

Posted at 4:58 AM, Jan 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-29 13:23:12-05

There's a big hole in these Winter X Games.

Where's Shaun White?

"He wasn't invited," said Danny Chi, the spokesman for the ESPN-owned Winter X Games.

The absence of the two-time Olympic gold medalist with 23 X Games medals — 15 of them gold, the most in X Games history — over 16 years of Winter X Games appearances has become glaring.

White scored a perfect 100 in the X Games halfpipe in 2012 and won again in 2013, marking his eighth X Games halfpipe gold.

X Games organizers said they would not discuss their invitation process.

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