This year, the Winter X Games will showcase the largest number of Olympic contenders in its history — just two weeks before com-petitions begin in Sochi. “The X Games is the ultimate stage in action sport, and is created to provide the athletes all the necessary tools to showcase their skills,” says spokesman Tim Reed. Along with expert athleticism, the four-day event will feature a diverse array of contemporary musical acts, with Tiësto, Axwell, Phoenix and Matt & Kim providing a weekend of slopeside entertainment.
The X Games begin this morning at 11 a.m. and continue through January 26. Watching is free; admission to scheduled concerts runs $30 to $150. For information and a complete schedule of events, go to xgames.espn.go.com.
Jan. 23-27, 2014