X Games scrutinizes snowmobile event, cancels demo after competitor’s death
Bristol, CT, United States (4E Sports) – The snowmobile freestyle exhibition at the X Games Tignes 2013 has been canceled while the event undergoes review following the death of Caleb Moore.
The four-time X Games Snowmobile Freestyle medalist died from injuries suffered in his failed attempt at a backflip in the freestyle event.
“Our review of snowmobile freestyle continues. In the meantime, we have decided to forego the planned demonstration freestyle event at X Games Tignes,” ESPN said in its statement.
The news comes less than one week after the International Series of Champions canceled freestyle events that had been planned in conjunction with AMSOIL Championship Snocross races in Williamsburg, Mich., and Lake Geneva, Wis., out of respect for Moore.
Moore was buried Thursday in Wheeler, Texas, where family and friends gathered to celebrate his life and many accomplishments.