Shaun White at the 2007 Superpipe World Championships in Park City, UT.    

Shaun White Hurt During Training Run

Sochi slopestyle course claims another victim

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Shaun White injured his left wrist in a fall during a training run on the slopestyle course in Sochi, according to the Associated Press. White is not the only athlete to suffer an injury on the controversial course, which many athletes are calling too dangerous.

"It's frustrating to see it," White told reporters. "It puts a damper on the whole mood, and it's kind of like you're getting ready to do a big trick and you see something like that. Intimidating. Unfortunate. I'm hoping the builders can make some changes and the course has a little more of a friendly vibe. But I can't change the course. Just doing the best I can."

This course, which Canada's Sebastian Toutant compares to "jumping out of a building," has already taken a couple Olympic snowboarders out of the upcoming Games. Torstein Horgmo of Norway broke his collarbone after riding through the rails on Monday. After White's minor injury Tuesday, Finland's Marika Enne fell at the end of her run and was taken off the course on a stretcher with a concussion.


Relying on Tesla's network of Supercharger stations, the vehicles blasted through heavy snow, driving rain, and even a sandstorm, arriving at New York's City Hall at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday. The journey was part of an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for the lowest charge time for an electric vehicle crossing the United States.

Tesla's Model S got off to a rough start last year after John Broder of the New York Times wrote a scathing and controversial review of the electric vehicle, claiming its battery life was poor and that it underperformed in cold weather. Tesla later disputed the review, saying that the car's data logs did not support Broder's account of his journey in the vehicle along I-95.

The NYT's public editor Margaret Sullivan later reprimanded Broder in a column, saying that, "[He] left himself open to valid criticism by taking what seem to be casual and imprecise notes along the journey, unaware that his every move was being monitored."

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