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X Games Hit Aspen, Jan. 22-25

Get out your twin-tips and temporary tattoos: The X Games are hitting Aspen, Colorado again, January 22-25, 2009. This year, skip the snowmobiles for the demolition derby of Skier X (a.k.a. skiercross) – four to six skiers simultaneously careening down a motocross-like course of rollers, bumps, banks, and ridges.

The International Olympic Committee recently announced that the sport will be included in the 2010 Winter Games in Whistler, B.C.

Honda Ski Tour 2007 Finals Arrives at Squaw March 8-11

News

The fourth and final stop on The Honda Ski Tour 2007 will crown the overall ski cross and halfpipe champions.

In His View: Jean-Claude Killy

Features

Last winter, in the course of preparing a travel story on Val d'Isère in the French Alps, I enjoyed the good fortune to interview the legendary Jean-Claude Killy.

Busted!

Advice

Three cross-country skiers, including multi-medalists Larissa Lazutina of Russia and Johann Muehlegg of Spain, were thrown out of the Winter Games and each stripped of a gold medal for using a drug designed to help kidney patients avoid anemia.

Samaranch Grilled by Congressional Panel

News

Juan Antonio Samaranch, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), went before a panel of lawmakers today to answer questions about the recently-announced IOC reforms.

Stolen Olympic Apparel Found Dumped

News

Factory workers found Olympic uniforms floating in a river on Thursday, leading to the recovery of $28,000 worth of merchandise stolen from one of the games' sponsors.

Muehlegg's B Sample Also Tests Positive

Advice

Johann Muehlegg, the cross-country skier stripped of a gold medal for doping, learned Tuesday that the "B'' sample of his urine test had also proved positive.

IOC Panel Checks on Salt Lake Games

News

The International Olympic Committee panel composed of 19 members visited Salt Lake City, UT to check on the cities readiness for the 2002 Winter Games.

Olympic-sized Prediction

News

The U.S. Olympic Committee has predicted that the U.S. should win at least 20 medals next month in Salt Lake City.

Blood Gear Found in Austrian Nordic Team House

Advice

House cleaners found used blood transfusion bags at a home where Austrian Nordic skiers stayed during the Winter Olympics.

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