X-GAMES

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1997

>> From January 30 through February 2, the inaugural Winter X Games broadcast to 198 countries in 21 different languages. More than 38,000 spectators make the trek to Big Bear Lake for four days of competition.

>> In March the X Trials, a qualifying event for the X Games, begins in Providence, RI. One month later, a similar event is held in Orlando, FL.

>> From June 20 through June 28, a record crowd of 221,000 fans watches in San Diego and Oceanside as the third annual X Games continues to impress. Big Air snowboarding replaces bungy jumping and amazes on-lookers with a 10-story jump onto the beach.

>> In September, ESPN announces that the host of the 1998 Winter X Games is Mountain Resort in Crested Butte, CO. New sports to the Winter X Games include freeskiing, snowmobile snocross and skiboarding.

>> Also in September, the X Games Xperience travels to Disneyland Paris, France. Xperience is held in conjunction with Eurosport.

>> In December, citing overwhelming success, the X Games are officially invited back to San Diego for 1998 by Mayor Susan Golding.

1998

>> 25,000 spectators gather over four days in January in Crested Butte, for the second annual Winter X Games.

>> In April, the first-ever international X Games qualifying event is held. The Asian X Games features 200 athletes from the Pacific Rim competing in Phuket, Thailand, for a limited amount of spots in the San Diego X Games.

>> In May, the second year of X Trials competition begins. The 1998 X Trials appear in St. Petersburg, FL, and Virginia Beach, VA, indicating that interest in action sports is growing rapidly across the country.

In June, the X Games tops its attendance mark for the fourth consecutive year as more than 233,000 spectators flock to Mariner's Point in San Diego for the X Games.

>> ESPN announces in September that the X Games will move to San Francisco for the years 1999 and 2000. In October, ESPN establishes their office on Treasure Island in San Francisco.

1999

>> Crested Butte is once again the site for the third annual Winter X Games. More than 30,000 attend the event in January, which features more disciplines, including women's freeskiing, but no new sports.

>> In late April and early May, the third year of X Trials qualifiers take place in Louisville, KY, and Richmond, VA. Crowds top 30,000 for the four-day events, with the Xperience taking place in conjunction with the competitions.

>> On May 8, ESPN announces that the 2000 and 2001 Winter X Games will take place in Mount Snow, VT.

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1. What are the X Games said... on Jun 3, 2013 at 07:18AM

“The X-Games are the annual competition like Olympics-style and is called sometimes as extreme sports. Winter X Games never received that much enormous popularity like the Summer X Games.http://www.whatisall.com/games-and-sports/what-are-the-x-games.html”

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2. Anonymous said... on Jul 9, 2013 at 02:05AM

“The X-Games are the annual competition like Olympics-style. It is a group of different sports that include inline skating and snowboarding, BMX, skateboarding. X Games were introduced which featured almost similar variations on snow-related sports like skiing and snowboarding.http://www.whatisall.com/games-and-sports/what-are-the-x-games.html”

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