ESPN, ABC Kick Off Annual Winter X Games This Week

Courtesy:  ESPN

Courtesy: ESPN

The eyes of the world will be on Sochi, Russia next month.  That’s because the people of Sochi will be hosting the Winter Olympics this year.  Before this year’s winter games kick off, ESPN’s annual Winter X Games will be the center of attention.

ESPN’s annual Winter X Games kick off this Thursday, January 23rd and runs through this Sunday, January 26th.  The Worldwide Leader in Sports celebrates a big anniversary as it celebrates its thirteenth anniversary holding the Winter X Games in Aspen.  Fans of the Winter X Games will have a lot to look forward to at this year’s event.  Both Snowboarder X and Snowmobile Long Jump return.  And making their debut this year are: Snowboard and Ski Slopestyle as well as Ski Superpipe.  The Winter X Games are the last stop for this year’s Olympians before they head to Sochi next month.  And audiences can check out in depth coverage of this year’s Winter X Games as ESPN and ABC will air a combined sixteen hours of live X Games Aspen coverage.  An additional ten hours of coverage will be available via ESPN3 and ESPN’s digital platforms.  This includes:, X Games app, and the official X Games Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr pages.

Live television coverage of X Games Aspen begins this Thursday night at 9pm ET on ESPN.  More information on this year’s X Games Aspen coverage is available online at,,,, and  To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews, go online to and “Like” it.  Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at