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2012 X Games pictorial

Originally published by the Los Angeles Sentinel. www.lasentinel.net

Photos by Jason Lewis
Sentinel Sports Editor (2010-2013)

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Austin Coleman soars to success on his BMX bike and with his USC degree

After watching the very first X Games in 1995, Austin Coleman had dreams of making it there.  This past summer he was there competing, soaring above a ramp inside the Nokia Center.  Photo by Jason Lewis

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Road to the X Games

Many young blacks participate in sports such as skateboarding and BMX biking, but not many of them competed in what is considered Olympics extreme sports.  Efforts are being made to change that.

Legendary skateboarding Steve Steadham catches some air at the Skate Pro Legends event at the X Games.  Photo by Jason Lewis

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From Bebe's Kids to champion skateboarder, Anthony Mosley is a star

Anthony Mosley has won skateboard competitions all over the world.  Now he looks to pass his skills on to younger riders from the communities that he grew up in.  Photo by Jason Lewis

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Snowboarding… The Odyssey


View from the top of Bear Mountain, 8,805 feet above sea level.  This is the highest lift served peak in Southern California.  Beyond that cliff was a steep slope, and it was a long way down.  Photo by Jason Lewis

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Gabby Maiden: first black female competitive snowboarder

Maiden’s free spirit lifestyle has led her around the world and down several different avenues.  

Gabby Maiden competes in the Snowboarding Rail Jam at the 4th Annual Supergirl Jam event at Venice Beach.  Photo by Jason Lewis

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Sal Masekela, Chad Kerly, and Nyjah Huston weigh in on this weekend's X Games

150 of the world’s best action sports athletes will be on hand at the X Games, being held Thursday thru Sunday.

Nyjah Huston was the star of last year’s X Games, and he is looking to defend his skateboard street title.

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Bad Boarderz will be at the LA Ski Show & Snowboard Expo

Get great deals on lift tickets and equipment, and interact with the ski and snowboarding community.

Members of Bad Boarderz at a recent trip to Mammoth Mountain.

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Diversity in Action Sports

X Games 17 attracted a diverse crowd, but there was still a lack of black action sports athletes at the competition.  That could change in the future. 

There was only a few black athletes who competed at X Games 17, but there were a number of black athletes who participated in the weekend’s festivities.  This black skater performed tricks for the crowd at X Fest.  Photo by Jason Lewis

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