X-Games

The X Games are an extreme sports event. It is the largest and most important of its kind, the X Games were hosted by ESPN for the first time in 1995 and have since been held annually in different cities in the United States. The X-Games are divided into summer and winter competitions. The Winter X Games are held in January or February, the Summer X Games in July or August.

As the only German inline skaters Bruno Leo was in the discipline ( similar to the Street Competition skateboarder ) win, " Park " in 2003, the gold medal, having previously finished second in the year.

From 2010 to 2013 X-Games were held outside the United States under the name Global X Games. Venues for the winter competitions were Aspen and Tignes, for the summer competitions Foz do Iguaçu, Barcelona, ​​Munich and Los Angeles. Beginning of October 2013 told ESPN, adjust for financial reasons, the international branch outside the United States. The Summer X Games will from now on in Austin / Texas place and the Winter X Games in Aspen. The Olympiapark München GmbH, were agreed with the events for 2014 and 2015 contract checks because of a last minute cancellation damages.

Summer X Games

Competitions:

Winter X Games

Competitions:

  • Freeskiing
  • Freestyle Motocross
  • Snowboard
  • Snowmobile

When training for the Winter X Games 2012, the 29 -year-old ski freestyler Sarah Burke crashed on the Superpipe on the head and fell into a coma. On January 19, 2012, she succumbed to her injuries.

At the Winter X Games 2013, the 25 -year-old Caleb Moore came to fall, where he was met by his snowmobile. After the accident, he was in a critical condition and died on January 31, 2013 from his injuries.

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