ZHANGJIAKOU, China (AP) — She scaled “The Great Wall.” She navigated, and dominated, the toughest course she had ever ridden. But if Zoi Sadowski Synnott thought the hard part was over once she crossed the Olympic finish line, she had another thing coming.
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Japan's Sena Tomita thought it was a mistake when they placed the gold medal around her neck.
The 22-year-old halfpipe rider won her first Winter X Games title Saturday — the victory secured when the favorite, Maddie Mastro, decided not to take a fourth and final run to try for the win.
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Ayumu Hirano landed the triple cork. Scotty James rode away with the win.
The calculus on the halfpipe remained hazy as ever Friday night when James notched his fourth career victory at the Winter X Games even though he didn't attempt snowboarding's most-difficult trick.
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Mark McMorris points to the top of his leg. “I have a femur rod here,” he says.
Then, to the top of his arm. “A big plate in my humerus.”
And at his face. “Plates put into my jaw but I had one of them removed.”
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — On a private halfpipe in Switzerland, Scotty James schemed for the future.
The location became his own secret lab, t he Australian snowboarder joked, where he was free to experiment with new tricks and combinations, and keep everything under the radar.
OLYMPIC DEBUT: BMX racing has been in the Olympic program since the 2008 Beijing Games, but this will be the first go-round for its high-flying cousin. BMX freestyle has been a staple of action sports events like the X Games and the Union Cycliste Internationale began holding world championships in 2017.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The X Games are going back to their roots. Like, dude, all the way back to backyards, even.
After taking a year off because of the coronavirus pandemic, the X Games will be staged in three Southern California locations July 14-18.
NEW YORK (AP) — Before “Survivor,” “The Amazing Race” and “American Ninja Warrior,” there was MTV’s “The Challenge...
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Injured Olympic halfpipe champion Iouri Podladtchikov tweeted a LOS ANGELES (AP) — No one knows what the first X Games SuperRally auto race will look like, but everyone agrees there will be chaos before any medals are handed out. "It's going to be a mess," driver Tanner Foust said, more with relish than dread.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — No one knows what the first X Games SuperRally auto race will look like, but everyone agrees there will be chaos before any medals are handed out.
"It's going to be a mess," driver Tanner Foust said, more with relish than dread.