The decision to discontinue the Moto X Best Trick and Snowmobile Best Trick events at X Games is not related to the death of a competitor in January, according to ESPN. While ESPN announced the decision on Tuesday to cancel future Best Trick events, the event in which Caleb Moore suffered fatal injuries from was not cut from the schedule and remains under review. "Moto X Best Trick and Snowmobile Best Trick were not dropped in response to what happened in Aspen," an ESPN spokesman said. "This decision was under consideration before Aspen, and, in fact, our review of Snowmobile Freestyle continues." A freestyle snowmobile demonstration previously scheduled for next week at X Games Tignes in France had previously been canceled a month before Tuesday's announcement. The Tignes event, which will include snowboarding and skiing competitions, is scheduled for March 20-22, the second of six X Games gatherings on the calendar this year. Moore's death was the first in the 18-year history of the Winter X Games, the extreme sports competitions put on and televised by ESPN. Moore, a four-time X-Games medalist, suffered a concussion Jan. 24 during the snowmobile freestyle final at Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen, Colo. He under-rotated his snowmobile during a backflip and was struck by his 450-pound machine. Bleeding on his heart was later discovered, and he was airlifted to another hospital. He died seven days after the accident\.
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