>> From June 27 to July 4, the X Games in San Francisco attracts nearly 275,000 spectators. Those in attendance are treated to Tony Hawk's first-ever skateboarding 900 and the X Games debut of MotoX.
>> The Winter X Games are held February 3 to 6 in Mount Snow, VT. The first Winter X of the millennium features the largest crowds to date and the debut of Winter X on the East Coast. The new Snowboarding Superpipe competition enters the mix of favorites such as Snowboarding Big Air, SnowboarderX and Slopestyle, FreeSkiing, Skiboarding, Snocross and Snow Mountain Bike Racing. The 2000 Winter X Games draws more than 83,500 spectators to this small southern Vermont town.
>> From March through June, the ESPN B3 and X Trials events take place across the country, qualifying athletes to compete in the 2000 X Games in San Francisco, CA. The B3 tour begins in Lake Havasu, AZ, revisiting Louisville and St. Petersburg and ending in Nashville, TN.
>> June through July, some of the world's top skaters and BMX riders hit the road traveling to skate parks across the United States as part of the inaugural Tony Hawk Gigantic Skatepark Tour.
The 2000 X Games take place August 17 through 22 in San Francisco, CA, on Piers 30/32. ESPN adds the X Games Step-Up contest and announces the launch of four new ventures: Action Sports and Music Awards, International X Games Qualifiers, X Games Global Challenge and an agreement with Woodward Camps to begin building skateparks across the country.
>> The 2001 Winter X Games are held February 1 to 4 for the second year in Mount Snow, VT. The Winter X Games feature the talents of more than 350 international athletes competing in winter action sports such as snowboarding, snowmobiling and skiing. 2001 also marks the debut of MotoX Big Air at the Winter Games. At Winter X, ESPN announces the nominees for the first annual Action Sports and Music Awards held on April 7 at the Universal Amphitheater in Los Angeles, CA.
>> From March through June, the ESPN B3 and X Trials events travel across the country, qualifying athletes to compete in the 2001 X Games in Philadelphia, PA. The qualifying events start with a B3 in Anaheim, CA, and then revisit Louisville. The X Trials kick off in Grand Prairie, TX, with more than 35,000 spectators in attendance and end at Lake Compounce in Bristol, CT, with more than 29,000 fans on hand over a two-day period.
>> Philadelphia, PA, is selected to host the seventh annual X Games, from August 17 to 22. The X Games showcase 350 of the world's best action sport athletes competing in a variety of sports categories for medals and nearly $1 million in total prize money. Competitions will be held in Aggressive In-Line Skating, Bicycle Stunt, Downhill BMX, MotoX, Skateboarding, Street Luge, Speed Climbing and Wakeboarding. The X Games will be held in and around the First Union Complex, which offers new challenges in venue design.
>> Making a debut at the 2001 X Games is a new sport, Downhill BMX, which will be held at the Woodward Camp in central Pennsylvania. MotoX Big Air will also be added as a motocross discipline and King of the Hill will return for a second year as a Street Luge discipline. X
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