Why Are the Winter Olympics Looking More and More Like the X Games?

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Feb. 14 2014 4:54 PM

Hang Up and Listen Olympics Extra: The “From Russia With Love” Edition

Slate’s sports podcast extra on the rise of X Games-style Olympic events.

Listen to Hang Up and Listen Olympics Extra with Mike Pesca by clicking the arrow on the audio player below:

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Mike Pesca is the host of the Slate daily podcast The Gist. He also contributes reports and commentary to NPR.

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In this Hang Up and Listen Olympics Extra, Mike Pesca talks with ESPN’s Alyssa Roenigk in Sochi about the growing dominance of X Games-style events in the Winter Olympics.

Podcast production by Mike Vuolo.

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