Athletic feats are the stock and trade of the X Games, and the 18th summer event in downtown Los Angeles, California, this past weekend, June 28-July 1, didn't disappoint as global competitors in BMX, skateboarding, motocross, and rally car racing went for the gold in the most extreme sports staged.
Eight-time World Rally Champion, France's Sebastien Loeb, claimed the gold for the RallyCross final Sunday, July 1, finishing 12.23 seconds better than the silver medalist. Considered the most fearsome driver in the world, this event marked Loeb's debut at the X Games and his first race in North America.
Bob Burnquist took gold again in Skateboarding Big Air on June 29 for his 22nd career medal at the X Games: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QfLAQYlIW5M
Scotty Cranmer took his third career X Games gold medal in BMX freestyle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEhm3Z3Jjm4
Taka Higashino won the gold in the Moto X Freestyle Final: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oS4RazU0WkU
Rally driver Tanner Foust and stuntman Greg Tracy drove two Hot Wheels around a 66-foot double-loop track to set a world record at approximately 52 mph: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0Y8tmRYYiA
Telecast live and streamed from downtown Los Angeles at LA Live, the event attracted more than 140,500 spectators and was delivered to 232 million homes in 192 countries.
All videos available from ESPN: http://www.youtube.com/user/XGames
The complete winners list: http://espn.go.com/action/xgames/summer/2012/allresults