February 18, 2014 in Olympics

X Games at the Winter Olympics

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The most exciting sporting events at these Winter Olympics have been those imported from the X Games. So action packed sports like: parallel slalom snowboard, ski halfpipe, snowboard and ski slopestyle. These athletes really push their bodies and show what is truly possible on snow.

It of course does not take away from the more traditional events like biathlon or downhill ski where the athletes also push themselves really hard — but the twists, turns and aerobatics of the X Games sports are way more breathtaking. Well at least to me anyway! So really glad to see that the International Olympics Committee continues to embrace these newer sports. It ensures the continued relevancy for the Winter Games for years to come; particularly with the younger demographics who may not be so excited by cross country skiing and curling.


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