Shaun White not ruling out 2014 Winter Games

Snowboarding’s greatest showman might have an Olympic encore in


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 3 1/2 turns – and pulled it


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.”