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ESPN X Games Reveals Global Expansion Sports Disciplines for 2013

ESPN, 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. 24-27 Ski Snowboard Snowmobile

Big Air Big Air Best Trick

Slopestyle (M & W) Slopestyle (M & W) Freestyle

SuperPipe (M & W) Street SnoCross

SuperPipe (M & W) SnoCross Adaptive

Speed & Style

Tignes

March 20-22 Ski Snowboard Snowmobile

Slopestyle (M & W) Slopestyle (M & W) Freestyle (DEMO)

SuperPipe (M & W) SuperPipe (M & W)

 

Foz do Iguaçu

April 18-21 BMX Freestyle Skateboard Moto X Rally Car

Big Air Big Air Best Trick RallyCross

Dirt Park (Men’s) Best Whip

Park Street (M & W) Enduro X (M & W)

Vert Vert Freestyle

Speed & Style

Step Up

 

Barcelona

May 16-19 BMX Freestyle Skateboard Moto X Rally Car

Big Air Big Air Best Trick RallyCross

Park Park (M & W) Best Whip

Street Street (Men’s) Enduro X (M & W)

Vert Vert Freestyle

Step Up

 

Munich

June 27-30 BMX Freestyle Skateboard Moto X Mountain Bike

Big Air Big Air Best Trick Slopestyle

Park Park (Men’s) Best Whip

Street (Men’s) Enduro X (M & W)

Vert Freestyle

Step Up

 

Los Angeles

Aug. 1-4 BMX Freestyle Skateboard Moto X Rally Car

Big Air Big Air Best Trick RallyCross

Park Park (Men’s) Best Whip

Street Street (M & W) Enduro X (M & W)

Vert Vert Racing (Women’s)

Step UpThe 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.