Olympian Shaun White Pulls Out of Slopestyle Event

Snowboarding star withdrew to avoid risk of further injury after hurting his wrist during practice.
3:00 | 02/05/14

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It -- -- Olympics snuck up on Russia. One day before the games officially get under way. Finishing touches are still being put on infrastructure. Hotels are not completely ready and now officials are scrambling to adjust the slopes style snowboarding course. After several athletes got hurt. This morning two time Olympic snowboarding gold medalist Shaun White said he's pulling out of that event because the risk of injury is not worth jeopardizing his other goals. -- is a new Olympic sport exciting but dangerous the course -- 650. Feet the final jump is over seventy feet high. Picture six school buses stacked -- and on top of each other. Yesterday white fell and jammed his wrist during a training run females no border crashed and suffered a concussion. And -- Norwegian metal fevered broke his collarbone. But the is buzz in Sochi is about how one prepared this city seems to -- On the outside hotels looks sparkling new but inside. Take a look. This just tap water yes tap water the color apple juice or beer too toxic to even wash your face. They're flushing but without paper. And these American snowboarders said there are okay but not quite finished you can tell in the rooms there's this subtle details that would normally be finished. -- -- -- dozens and dozens of rooms not ready for journalists whoever it's just absolutely an embarrassment. Snowboarding fans are disappointed in -- John White decision quite a loss of star power for an Olympics that's already off to a rocky start. Karen Travers ABC news Washington.

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