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Ex-Bandmate Claims Shaun White Forced Her to Watch Porn

Lena Zawaideh is suing the snowboarder for sexual harassment

(Newser) - A former member of Shaun White's rock band is suing the Olympic snowboarding champion, claiming he sexually harassed and refused to pay her, the AP reports. Lena Zawaideh was the drummer in White's band, Bad Things, until 2014. In the lawsuit, she says White repeatedly sexually harassed her,... More »

Shaun White's Olympic Spirit Showed Up—Off the Slopes

'Washington Post' reporter explains how snowboarder met 2 cancer survivors

(Newser) - Shaun White may not have medaled in the halfpipe yesterday, but he still "delivered the Olympic moment of his life," writes Mike Wise in the Washington Post . Wise went to Sochi with an angle in mind—he was going to write about how White "had become too... More »

Shaun White Doesn't Even Medal in Halfpipe

Switzerland's 'I-Pod' takes gold

(Newser) - The stage was set for Shaun White to make history with a third straight gold medal at today's halfpipe event in Sochi. Instead, the American didn't even medal, coming in fourth. Iouri "I-Pod" Podladtchikov of Switzerland took gold, while the Japanese pair of Ayumu Hirano and Taku... More »

Snowboarders: Sochi Halfpipe Is a Mess

Officials working on the problem as competition gets under way

(Newser) - Snowboarders in Sochi have been raising serious concerns about the state of the Olympic halfpipe, the scene of actual competition today: "Everyone is not happy right now," 2006 US gold medalist Hannah Teter told the Washington Post after yesterday's practice. But that hasn't stopped the event... More »

Olympic Medal Winner Nabbed for 'Drunken Vandalism'

Shaun White gets a shiner in Nashville

(Newser) - What's left for an Olympic-gold-medal winner to do but raise hell by getting smashed, break a hotel phone, pull a fire alarm, and fight off the guy who tries to stop him from fleeing? Snowboarder Shaun White allegedly did all this in Nashville early this morning and got himself... More »

Palin: I Joined Fox for Fairness, Balance

She also rips White House on Leno appearance

(Newser) - So now we know why Sarah Palin joined Fox: to boost "fairness and balance" in the media. That's what she told Jay Leno in his second night back at the helm of the Tonight Show. "The mainstream media is quite broken and I think there needs to be... More »

NBC Goes Live, Gets F-Bombed

Network cringes over raw dudeness of Shaun White's coach

(Newser) - Now we know the real reason for those annoying Olympics tape delays: when NBC goes live, it gets f-bombed. Last night's live snowboarding coverage took an awkward turn for the network when Shaun White's coach told him on live television to "stomp the shit" out of the half-pipe and... More »

Shaun White McTwists Way to Gold

US snowboarder uses signature move to defend crown

(Newser) - Snowboarder Shaun White defended his Olympic title in men's halfpipe tonight, defeating Finland's Peetu Piiroinen to give the US its third gold medal of the day. The Flying Tomato secured the win on his first run without trying his signature trick, the Double McTwist 1260, then did it on his... More »

Big Day Lies Ahead for USA Stars

Davis, White, Vonn, Ohno all competing tody

(Newser) - Today is the biggest day yet for American contenders at Vancouver 2010 and headliners hope to boost the country's already impressive medal haul. Speedskater Shani Davis is aiming for gold in the 1,000 meters and snowboarder Shaun White will compete in the halfpipe. Lindsey Vonn is skiiing in the... More »

Danger Quotient Soars at Olympics

Technological advances allow athletes to push themselves too far

(Newser) - The unrelenting reports of serious injuries to would-be medal contenders have intensified an air of danger hanging over this year’s Winter Olympics. Some of the injuries have been truly chilling—like the traumatic brain injury snowboarder Kevin Pearce suffered while perfecting his double cork. “I was scared,”... More »

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