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January 31, 2010

Pure Gold: Snowboarding With Shaun White

Posted: 08:09 PM ET

By Bob Simon via The Daily Beast.com

Photo: Doug Pensinger/Getty Images via Life.com

Winter X Games 14

Shaun White represents one of the best chances for a U.S. gold at this year’s Winter Olympics. This Sunday on CBS, watch 60 Minutes correspondent Bob Simon follow the wunderkind up the highest skiable peak on the continent.

...There was no ski lift where we were going. We went up the mountain by SUV, helicopter, snowcat, and snowmobile. From the helicopter, the mountains looked jagged, magnificent, and extremely inhospitable. Then we saw Shaun’s world, a super pipe, 550 feet long, literally carved into the mountain. It was built by one of Shaun’s sponsors, and was intended to isolate him from the fans and snowboard hopefuls who mob him at lower altitudes. Not only that: Because of the isolation up here, he could develop and practice new tricks designed to bring home gold from Vancouver. He was working on five of them; and one of them, the double cork 1080, he said he would name “the Bob.” That’s when I started loving snowboarders, at least this one. After 42 years of covering wars, insurrections, revolutions, and natural disasters, I had finally earned a name. The Bob. Who could ask for more? And that’s what Shaun and his team called me for the rest of the shoot.

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A. Smith, Oregon   February 1st, 2010 2:26 am ET

Shaun White certainly showed a lot of courage and trust in repeating a trick that previously hammered his helmet so hard some 30' up at the top entry into the half-pipe in preliminary tests that it literally blew his helmet immediately off his head from the impact!

He repeated the same trick during the contest gaining not only success on the trick and its landing, but also gaining a gold medal in the process.

Well Done, Shaun White, America looks forward to your further commendable efforts in the upcoming Winter Olympics.


Jessie from Auckland, NZ   February 1st, 2010 10:52 am ET

Must have no nerves to do this.


Maria Copelli   February 1st, 2010 9:54 pm ET

A.Smith ,Oregon ,i agree Shaun is a true natural,athlete,just like Michael Jackson,is atruly wonderful human being and also an extremely naturally talented human being!Cheers.......Love to you and peace to you ....Maria C.


Karen Dawe   February 2nd, 2010 1:34 am ET

I would like to see the CEO of Focus on Family, do as the name says.
Take the $250 M. Help all those single women who listen to their propaganda gave life and now are struggling to feed,dress, and provide just the necessities to sustain life. Instead of helping those who chose life they want some more children to be born and uncared for properly. Lets be realistic Row and Wade made it a choice Lets leave it that way and quit trying to put women on a guilt trip for deciding what is to happen to their fetus. For those that chose life help them.....KD


Victor   February 2nd, 2010 10:39 pm ET

I agree its time for change, but implement strict rules. Dont let them go to far, they start small and want to expand their wings. We must maintain high standards for our military. Our uniform must not be disgraced by two men or women kissing or holding hands while in uniform.


MARIE L BELIZAIRE-TRENARD   February 3rd, 2010 1:45 pm ET

DEAR LARRY,AS AN NATIVE HAITIAN I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET IN TOUCH WITH YOU BUT SO FAR HAS BEEN UNSUCCESSFUL.I,MLBT,ON BEHALF OF THE HAITIAN COMMUNITY WOULD LIKE TO THANK THE WORLD,VIA CNN,FOR THEIR HUMANITARIAN EFFORT TOWARD HAITI AFTER THE DEVASTATING EARTHQUAKE ON 1/12/10.
THANK YOU ,IN ADVANCE ,FOR YOUR CONSIDERATION,
MARIE.
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