The New York Stock Exchange was hoping Olympic gold medalist and all around snowboarding phenomenon Shaun White would lift spirits and bring some good economic news with him as he rang the closing bell yesterday. Well, Shaun’s still awesome…but the DOW ended 100 points or so down, so maybe he should stick to riding.
Shaun received a giant ovation as he flashed his gold medal while ringing the bell. This was but one of many media stops for the athlete. He has been seen on “Larry King Live” and “The Colbert Report”. When “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” comes back next week, he’ll be on that too. Here’s footage of him at the NYSE.