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Shaun White not ruling out 2014 Winter Games

Shaun White, from the United States celebrates his gold medal in the snowboard men's halfpipe during the medal ceremonies in Vancouver, British Columbia, Thursday Feb. 18, 2010. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)

CHICAGO – Snowboarding’s greatest showman might have an Olympic encore in mind.

Fresh off his jaw-dropping victory in Vancouver, Shaun White showed up to cheers and squeals on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” Friday and says he’s thought “a little bit” about trying for a third straight men’s halfpipe gold medal at the 2014 Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.

He said: “Why would I not want to experience this again?”

White had already won gold this week when he did his second run with nothing to lose. He pulled out his Double McTwist 1260 – two board-over-head flips inside of 31/2 turns – and pulled it off.

White says the trick is all about commitment. And he says he wanted to do it after the trick led to a nasty spill during a practice at last month’s Winter X Games.

Says White: “I’ll be a guy to not give up, to not quit easily. I got back up.”

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