ESPN’s X Games is the ultimate action sports event, attracting adrenalin-crazed athletes from across the globe who continuously push the boundaries and keep coming back to defy gravity, and belief – drawing record audiences with an insatiable appetite for the extreme.
For three consecutive years, the Winter X Games has been our most-viewed event, with millions tuning in from around the globe. This year more than 200 world-class athletes – including dozens of current and past Olympians – will be vying for medals and prize money in Ski, Snowboard and Snowmobile events. Past winners include Australia’s Torah Bright, the gold-medallist in Women’s Halfpipe Snowboard at the Vancouver Olympics, Shaun White who made history by winning Men’s Snowboard SuperPipe for the third time in a row, while France’s Ophelie David has notched the first four-peat in Women’s Skier X history and Tucker Hibbert did the same in Snowmobile SnoCross. Not to be outdone, in 2010 Nate Holland made it a five-peat in Men’s Snowboarder X, the first five-peat in Winter X Games history. The games will be broadcast live from Aspen, Colorado in January.
Following a hugely successful inaugural event in 2010, the Winter X Games Europe is part of ESPN’s groundbreaking X Games franchise. Featuring more than 125 international athletes competing over three days in skiing and snowboarding events – including men’s and women’s SuperPipe and Slopestyle competitions. Winter X Games Europe will be broadcast in March.
Traditionally held in May each year, Asia's premier action sports event has spent the last five years in Shanghai and has grown to feature nearly 200 world-class athletes from more than 30 countries. ESPN's 2012 broadcast will cover competitions in Skateboard, BMX, Aggressive In-Line Skate as well as Moto X Big Air demonstrations.
The Summer X Games are held in July in Los Angeles and feature athletes from across the globe competing in skateboarding, motocross, BMX and rally car racing. ESPN covers the games live both in 2D and 3D (on Foxtel Channel 201) as well as on ESPN3.com.