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.
Former Olympic gold medalist Bill Johnson remained in a coma and in critical condition Sunday but doctors were "extremely pleased" with signs of his recovery from a near-death racing crash and four hours of brain surgery.
U.S. downhiller Chad Fleischer won't yield to injury or give up his Olympic medal dreams. The downhill specialist vows he will be in Utah to cheer on his teammates as well as return for the 2006 Olympics in Italy.
Former Olympic gold medalist Bill Johnson remained in a coma Wednesday but was in stable condition. Doctors showed cautious optimism toward his signs of recovery from a near-death racing crash and four hours of brain surgery.