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Winter Olympics Star Calls in Tony Hawk’s Help for Tokyo 2020

Shaun White has thanked skateboarding legend Tony Hawk for helping to inspire him to chase Olympic gold and asked for his support as he targets more.

Hawk, widely regarded as the greatest skateboarder in history and a pioneer for many of the tricks in the sport, first met White when he was nine years old.

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As his snowboarding career was taking off, White was also competing as a professional skateboarder, winning Vert gold at the 2007 X Games, a year after his first Olympic gold in the halfpipe. In doing so, he became the first man to compete in and win gold medals at both the summer and winter X Games.

If White wins a skateboarding medal in Tokyo, he would become only the sixth person ever to claim metals at both winter and summer games. 

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Your Chances Of Dying Ranked By Sport and Activity
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Source: besthealthcaredegress.com RELATED: The Ultimate Animal Video Encounters To understand how these numbers compare to more "natural" causes, see this US data from the Center For Disease Control. For parents wanting a more focused guide to youth activities, take a look at this data on sports injuries compiled by Stanford Children's Hospital. More data on 20th century death statistics from the World Health Organization visualized by informationisbeautiful.net

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‘Flaming Land Shark’ Discovered in Grand Canyon
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Grand Canyon National Park — Biologists were shocked, and a little disturbed, Thursday after a rafting party in the Grand Canyon reported the first-ever confirmed sighting of the elusive, often-rumored, Flaming Land Shark.  Up until Thursday's discovery, numerous rafting parties had reported sightings of the rare species, but none had captured photographic evidence documenting the elusive, drunken animal in its native habitat.  RELATED: The Invasive River Rat — Ski Town Caricatures National

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New BLM Plan Attempts to Solidify Damage to Bears Ears
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Indian Creek, Bears Ears National Monument. Bob Wick, BLM Photo. The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) has just released their near-final management plan for Utah’s Bears Ears National Monument, home to world class climbing and Native American cultural history. The plan does not currently outline cultural resource management or recreation management, which it will incorporate in two and five years respectively. As a result, the five Native American Tribes with