The X Games, that are held every winter, focus on action sports, or what some would call extreme sports. This year the Winter X Games were held in Aspen, Colorado. The event features sports such as snowboarding, skiing, and snowmobiling. But after the recent accident with professional snowmobile athlete, Caleb Moore, people are beginning to question whether or not the X Games are ‘too’ extreme. During one of the events,
Moore was attempting to do a back-flip with his snowmobile; however, he could not rotate the machine fast enough. The skis ended up digging into the slope and caused the 450-pound machine to fall on top of Moore. It slammed into his head and chest. Moore was at first diagnosed with a concussion but later, doctors found bleeding around his heart.
The accident has brought a lot of scrutiny to the Games, itself. People are beginning to question whether or not the games should take place, at all. The X Games have recently risen to fame in the last few years, coming align with the Summer and Winter Olympics. Moore’s accident is not the first of this year’s X Games. There have been several others, most of the accidents have been snowmobiling accidents. Moore’s younger brother suffered from a pelvis injury in the same snowmobiling event. There have been a few non-snowmobiling accidents, as well. Freestyle skier, Rose Battersby, was diagnosed with a spinal fracture, and snowboarder Halldor Helgason suffered from a concussion.
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