Shaun White Believes China Will Help Boost Popularity of Winter Sports With Beijing Olympics 2020

Published 12/18/2021, 1:46 PM EST
PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA – FEBRUARY 14: Gold medalist snowboarder Shaun White of the United States speaks during a press conference at the Main Press Centre during the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games on February 14, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Mike Lawrie/Getty Images)


The excitement of the Winter Olympics is at an all-time high. It starts on February 4th while going on till February 20th. Moreover, this would be the last time that Shaun White would appear for the Winter Olympics. Winning gold medals elevated his status to the top. But, the latest Olympic Games would be the end to a sensational career.

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With a vibrant personality and an incredible snowboarder, White is right up there with the best. Hence, he is excited about the Olympic Games in February.

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Shaun White hypes up the Winter Olympics

Many events like bobsleigh, curling, ice hockey, etc are some of the most competitions on display. However, the snowboarding competition is one of the best events on display because the half-pipe event showcases the best competitors in the world. One such person is White. He talked in an interview about the excitement the games are offering amidst the pandemic and the problems around the world.

“It’s grown dramatically. I think what’s so wonderful about the Olympics being in China is that you know these sports have had this like low growth and feel like with the Olympics coming and everybody tuning in to see; I feel like these sports are really going to explode,” said White.

PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA – FEBRUARY 14: Gold medalist Shaun White of the United States poses during the medal ceremony for the Snowboard Men’s Halfpipe Final on day five of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics at Medal Plaza on February 14, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

As the Tokyo Olympics 2020 got postponed by a year, the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2022 is going to be an incredible event. White is appearing in his last Olympic Games and would be looking to qualify for the Olympics. The talented snowboarder would hope to qualify as soon as possible.

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Beijing Winter Olympics

There are 109 medals to be won in this year’s Olympics. New events are added to the ceremony as a part of the expansion programs. The first-ever women’s monobob will make its debut. Apart from that, there are events like men’s and women’s freestyle skiing big air, mixed team freestyle skiing aerials, mixed team ski jumping, snowboard cross mixed team relay, and short track mixed relay.

PYEONGCHANG-GUN, SOUTH KOREA – FEBRUARY 14: Gold medalist Shaun White of the United States celebrates during the Snowboard Men’s Halfpipe Final on day five of the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics at Phoenix Snow Park on February 14, 2018 in Pyeongchang-gun, South Korea. (Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

The excitement is intense. While many athletes are ready to take part in the games, White’s inclusion in the event helps to add glitz and glamour to the competition. The snowboarding competition is one event that fans would be excited to watch.

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is a US Sports and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the center the respect he deserves.

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