The X Games, perhaps the largest and most prestigious freestyle wintersports competition in the world, started on thursday and has lived up to its legacy for pure and unpredictable adrenaline sports. There have already been gold, silver and bronze medals handed out and the weekend action has not yet begun. Surprises always seem to snake their way into these types of competition, so far most notably Shaun White's first failure to qualify for a final (this time it was in slopestyle) in his X Games Career, Torstein Horgmo's stomp of a triple cork to win him gold in the snowboard big air final late last night and the drama in Ski Men's Superpipe. Check out the X Games 2011 site and watch all the action on ESPN (if you're in the States).
X Games Site