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Only Safe Route: Ban Snowmobile Freestyle

X Games 2013

After the horrific crash that killed Caleb Moore on Jan. 24 at the Winter X Games in Aspen, Colorado, ESPN vowed to conduct a full review of the snowmobile-freestyle event to determine how to make it safer. The network controls and operates the X Games and its satellite events worldwide, and so far it has been true to its word. The organizers of X Games Tignes, the second of six X Games competitions this year, announced Tuesday that they had canceled a snowmobile freestyle exhibition—which in practice means doing multiple backflips on a snowmobile across 30-foot jumps over the course of 75 seconds—because ESPN has not completed its investigation.

The decision is a commendable step by ESPN, but it's not yet enough. The Worldwide Leader in Sports, a network...

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