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Hard to believe there was a time when Shaun White wasn't the biggest thing of Olympic snow. My, how he and the Games have changed.
From the December 28, 2009 issue of ESPN The Magazine: five storylines you need to be following as the Vancouver 2010 Olympics dawn.
From the December 28, 2009 issue of ESPN The Magazine: a list of all Twitter feeds for Vancouver 2010 athletes, so you have a handy, one-stop shopping guide when looking for Winter Olympics news.
You think of Shaun White as that smiling snowboarder from Torino. But the world's best skaters know now that this Flying Tomato can crush 'em.