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Monday, March 12, 2012
Updated: March 13, 9:08 PM ET
Athletes preview Winter X Tignes

ESPN Action Sports

Ten of the world's top action sports athletes took part in the official news conference before Winter X Games Tignes 2012 on Tuesday at the Hotel Diva at Tignes Ski Resort in Tignes, France.

French skier Kevin Rolland, a four-time Winter X Games gold medalist who is unable to defend his SuperPipe title because of a torn ACL in his left knee, introduced the athletes.

Athletes who attended the news conference included:

In addition to the athletes, ESPN vice president Chris Stiepock, COO for CANAL+ events Samir Boudjemaa and Tignes resort director Sebastien Merignargues took part in the news conference.