For me, the Winter Olympics have become synonymous with Shaun White. After he dominated the sport for well over a decade, it was hard to watch Shaun fall during his first run and even harder to watch as the realization that he wouldn't medal flashed across his face. I found myself watching in disbelief — I wholly expected him to walk away with his third gold in the event. I can only imagine what he must have been feeling as he walked down the 45-minute press line having to explain to reporters again and again what was off for him that day.
— Michele Foley, editor