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Posted by Grace Coryell on December 10, 2012

ESPN X Games Reveals Global Expansion Sport Disciplines for 2013

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World-Class Host Cities Welcome New World of X Games

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ESPN, the leading action sports content provider and creator of the X Games, kicks off a new era with the 2013 global expansion’s six-event schedule – featuring eight sports, 26 disciplines and new iconic venues from inaugural host cities Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil; Barcelona, Spain; and Munich, Germany.  Joining the existing world-class events in Aspen, Colo.; Los Angeles, Calif.; and Tignes, France, the three new cities will combine to offer the most wide-ranging program of sports and disciplines in X Games history, including the addition of Mountain Bike Slopestyle, Women’s Skateboard Park and the return of BMX Freestyle Dirt.

With the disciplines set, event planning and course designs underway, this expansion will be the first of its kind for the franchise in terms of size, scope and scale – setting a global stage to spotlight the world’s best action sports athletes in BMX, Skateboard, Moto X, Rally Car, Ski, Snowboard and Snowmobile – while also highlighting new and unique lifestyle, cultural and digital elements around the world.

“ESPN is giving athletes a tremendous opportunity to succeed and gain more exposure in their respective sports,” said action sports icon and 17-time X Games medalist Travis Pastrana. “It is awesome to see X Games not only take these sports to more cities globally, but I love seeing new sports added and the return of past, popular events.”

Tim Reed, senior director, X Games content strategy said, “We’re very excited to embark on this new chapter of X Games global expansion and to offer such a wide array of locations and amazing backdrops for the sport disciplines in 2013.  Showcasing the world’s best action sports athletes in six world-class host cities will enable fans to experience premier competition and the unique culture synonymous with the new world of X Games.”

The full list of X Games sports disciplines for 2013 is as follows:

Aspen                Jan. 24-27SkiSnowboardSnowmobile
Big AirBig AirBest Trick
Slopestyle (M & W)Slopestyle (M & W)Freestyle
SuperPipe (M & W)StreetSnoCross
SuperPipe (M & W)SnoCross Adaptive
Speed & Style

 

Tignes            March 20-22SkiSnowboardSnowmobile
Slopestyle (M & W)Slopestyle (M & W)Freestyle (DEMO)
SuperPipe (M & W)SuperPipe (M & W)

 

 

Foz do Iguaçu   April 18-21BMX FreestyleSkateboardMoto XRally Car
Big AirBig AirBest TrickRallyCross
DirtPark (Men’s)Best Whip
ParkStreet (M & W)Enduro X (M & W)
VertVertFreestyle
Speed & Style
Step Up
Barcelona      May 16-19BMX FreestyleSkateboardMoto XRally Car
Big AirBig AirBest TrickRallyCross
ParkPark (M & W)Best Whip
StreetStreet (Men’s)Enduro X (M & W)
VertVertFreestyle
Step Up
Munich          June 27-30BMX FreestyleSkateboardMoto XMountain Bike
Big AirBig AirBest TrickSlopestyle
ParkPark (Men’s)Best Whip
Street (Men’s)Enduro X (M & W)
VertFreestyle
Step Up
Los Angeles   Aug. 1-4BMX FreestyleSkateboardMoto XRally Car
Big AirBig AirBest TrickRallyCross
ParkPark (Men’s)Best Whip
StreetStreet (M & W)Enduro X (M & W)
VertVertRacing (Women’s)
Step Up

The world’s premier action sports athletes will be competing at new iconic venues such as Iguaçu Falls, Barcelona’s Montjuïc Park Olympic ring and Munich’s Olympic Park.

     

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rendering of X Games Foz do Iguacu Vert ramp.

   

 

 

 

 

Rendering of X Games Barcelona Park and Street Course.

 

 

 

 

 

Rendering of X Games Munich Big Air ramp.

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Media Contact:

 Danny Chi                     X Games Barcelona / X Games Los Angeles, 310-642-1509; danny.c.chi@espn.com

Katie Moses-Swope      X Games Aspen / X Games Munich, 303-290-7888; katie.moses-swope@espn.com

Alesha Sands                X Games Foz do Iguacu, 310-642-1533; alesha.m.sands@espn.com

Grace Coryell                X Games Tignes, 310-642-1519; grace.s.coryell@espn.com