ESPN and the X Games on Tuesday eliminated the Moto X Best Trick and Snowmobile Best Trick events at the X Games after the death of X Games competitor Caleb Moore in January.
Moore died in January of head and heart injuries after he crashed his snowmobile during the Snowmobile Freestyle competition at the Winter X Games. But ESPN claimed the decision was not solely a result of Moore's tragic passing.
"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."
The X Games will continue to have its motorsports freestyle events, though.