Winter X Games: Recapping the Best Performances in the 2012 X Games

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Winter X Games: Recapping the Best Performances in the 2012 X Games
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As 2014 and the Sochi games near, the book was just closed on another great Winter X Games as athletes pushed the limits and boundaries of their sport en route to some firsts and some great performances.

It isn't every day that you can see someone pull off a frontflip on a snowmobile or see two guys land triple-corks in a snowboard competition. It is even rarer yet to see a five-peat and a perfect score, but this X Games had it; they had it all.

Getting to see athletes in the prime of their game is something that the X Games has always had. It has always been high intensity and competitive as young stars often emerge at this games, and old ones regain their dominance.

Whatever the reason you watch, the X Games are a great preview to what we might see in Sochi. It is safe to say if the 2014 Olympics are anything like the 2012 X Games, then we all will be in for a great treat.

In case you missed it, here are the best moments from the 2012 X Games.

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