Winter Olympics 2014: the stars of Sochi - in pictures
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Shaun White, USA: The reigning king of snowboarding Shaun White, once known as "The Flying Tomato," may have cut off his iconic long red locks but his powers remain undiminished. The 27-year-old has a remarkable 13 Winter X Games gold medals and two more from the summer version of the X Games, where he competes as a skateboarder. White won Olympic halfpipe gold in 2006 and 2010 and will defend his title this year. However, he pulled out of the new slopestyle competition days before the Games began over safety fears about the course.