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Published on November 9, 2008

Author: christiangustafsson

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Slide 1: A bit X Games History Slide 2: 1993 Slide 3: In 1993 ESPN management decides to devote significant resources to the creation of an international gathering of action sport athletes. A team is assembled to develop the concept. A Dream is Born Slide 4: In 1994 ESPN announces that the first Extreme Games will be held in Rhode Island in June of 1995. Slide 5: From June 24 through July 1, the Extreme Games are held in Newport, Providence and Middletown, and Mount Snow, veteran athletes compete in 27 events in nine sport categories: Bungy Jumping, Eco-Challenge, In-line Skating, Skateboarding, Skysurfing, Sport Climbing, Street Luge, Biking and Water Sports. The Dream comes to Life with the beginning of the in 1995 Slide 6: 7 Sponsors: 198,000 spectators attended the first Extreme Games. Slide 7: Some pictures from the first eXtreme games event in 1995 Slide 8: After the succes of the first event, ESPN decides to hold the event the following year instead of every two years. Slide 9: In January 1996, the event name Extreme Games officially changes to the X Games. The primary reasons for the change are to allow easier translation to international audiences and better branding Slide 10: The site of the first-ever Winter X Games is announced at a press conference on June 30. Slide 11: Snow Summit Mountain Resort, would host competitions in snowboarding, ice climbing, snow mountain bike racing, super-modified shovel racing and a crossover multi-sport event. Slide 12: 1997 From January 30 through February 2, the inaugural Winter X Games are televised to 198 countries and territories in 21 different languages. Slide 13: From June 20 through June 28, a record crowd of 221,000 fans watches X Games III in San Diego and Oceanside. Slide 14: In September, the X Games Xperience road show travels to Disneyland Paris, France. Xperience is held in conjunction with Eurosport. Slide 15: 1998 Approximately 25,000 spectators gather over four days in January at Crested Butte Mountain Resort in Colo, for Winter X Games II. Slide 16: In April, the first-ever international X Games qualifying event is held. The Asian X Games 200 athletes from the Pacific Rim competing in Phuket, Thailand for a limited amount of spots at X Games IV in San Diego. Slide 17: 1999 Crested Butte is once again the site for Winter X Games III. More than 30,000 attend the event in January Slide 18: Tony Hawk’s first-ever “skateboarding 900” and the X Games debut of Moto X. June 27 - July 4, X Games V in San Francisco Slide 19: 2000 Winter X Games IV are held February 3-6 in Mount Snow, Vt. The new Snowboard SuperPipe competition is added. Slide 20: is held February 1-4 for the second year in Mount Snow. Moto X Big Air at the Winter Games makes its debut. 2001 Winter X Games V Slide 21:  Philadelphia hosts X Games VII August 17-22. Downhill BMX makes its debut and 234,950 spectators attend to the event which is held at the Woodward Camp. X Games VII Slide 22: On May 28th 2002 ESPN announces a new event, X Games Global Championship. Six teams of the world’s top athletes will be grouped together by their region of origin to compete in the four-day event. Slide 23: ESPN X Games Improve themselves more and more every year and thats why they have some of the most popular events worldwide.

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