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Roller sports lay claim to the IOC’s sought-after youth appeal trump card, but can disciplines like skateboarding and inline skating really be converted into serious Olympic sports?

Europe’s short-lived hosting of ESPN’s X Games is set to be revived, but with the failed 2022 winter Olympic Games bidder Oslo in the driving seat, will the action sports event be back for good?

Rob Ridley takes a look at why the proposed Xero Gravity Action Sports and Entertainment Complex in Florida is set to become an action sports mega-hub unrivalled anywhere else in the world.

With the growing popularity of extreme sports once again illustrated at this month’s winter Olympics, lawyer Jon Walters looks at the loopholes and traps for sponsors associated with leading events and athletes in that space.

SportBusiness International editor Matt Cutler reports on the ground from Los Angeles in a huge week of sport for the city.

The X Games action sports franchise is set to make its debut in China after a multi-year hosting agreement was signed between US sports broadcaster ESPN and REnextop Entertainment

US sports broadcaster ESPN, which organises the X Games, has announced that U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis will continue to host the summer edition of the action sports event until 2020.

The X Games will stage an event in Australia for the first time next year after Seven West Media struck an agreement to bring the action sports series to Sydney.

The International Festival of Extreme Sports (FISE) has enhanced its partnership with RedTorch in order for the agency to provide full digital support to its World Series.

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SportBusiness International editor Matt Cutler reports on the ground from Los Angeles in a huge week of sport for the city.