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Snowmobiler Dies After X-Games Crash

Caleb Moore, 25, dies a week after being crushed by snowmobile

(Newser) - Caleb Moore died today of injuries suffered during last week's horrific snowmobile crash at the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colo., his family revealed today in a statement. Moore, 25, hurt himself when he botched the landing on a backflip, bringing his entire 450-pound snowmobile crashing down on his... More »

Snowboarder Makes X Games History

He lands a 'triple cork'

(Newser) - The X Games are getting an unusual amount of buzz in mainstream outlets because of a Norwegian snowboarder named Torstein Horgmo. He won the gold by landing something called a triple cork, which is the first time it's been done in competition and a very big deal in X Games... More »

X-Games Skier Dies in Calif. Fall

Vancouver Olympians mourn 'crazy skier' CR Johnson

(Newser) - Another winter sports death has cast its shadow over the Vancouver Olympics: Free skier CR Johnson, a fixture on the extreme sports circuit, died in a fall yesterday at California's Squaw Valley. A professional extreme skier, Johnson competed in superpipe and halfpipe skiing at the X Games. He hit his... More »

Skateboarding Welcomes Back Dogtown Lord

Original Z-Boy is out of jail and looking to keep his life on track

(Newser) - Legendary skateboarder Jay Adams is slowly getting the wheels back on his life, the New York Times reports. Adams, whose '70s skateboarding career was immortalized in the movie Lords of Dogtown, is in a California halfway house for the final months of a 4-year sentence for his part in a... More »

X Games Grow More Xtreme

Yesterday's edgiest trick is today's standard move

(Newser) - Snowboarders and freeskiers are waging a cold war, the New York Times reports, putting top competitors under constant pressure to develop next-generation tricks. At this year's Winter X Games, under way in Aspen, the stakes are higher than ever: A new event named big air calls for competitors to launch... More »

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