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.
Using a new pair of Atomic skis, hometown favorite Erik Schlopy continuedhis recovery from bronchitis when he claimed the U.S. Ski Team Gold Cup men's giant slalom Saturday and earned awild-card position on the U.S. Olympic team.