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?
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.
The X Games action sports franchise is to return to Norway for a second successive year after its organiser, US sports broadcaster ESPN, finalised a deal with Norwegian commercial and pay-television broadcaster TV2 and local event operator SAHR Concepts.
ESPN, the US sports broadcaster and creator of the X Games, has selected Minneapolis as the next American host city for the summer edition of its action sports event under a two-year deal.
The state of Rhode Island and the city of Minneapolis have confirmed bids to host the summer edition of action sports event the X Games, which is set to be held in Austin for the final time next month.
The International Festival of Extreme Sports (FISE) has announced the five cities that will host events during this year’s edition of its World Series and has also confirmed the addition of a new BMX Freestyle Park World Cup event to its schedule, in partnership with the International Cycling Union (UCI).
US sports broadcaster ESPN has announced its summer X Games event will not return to Austin, Texas, next year and has opened a bidding process for US cities interested in hosting the action sports event for consecutive years in 2017 and 2018.
Action sports superstar Travis Pastrana has signalled his commitment to the global expansion undertaken by Nitro Circus by switching his entire commercial portfolio from Red Bull to the youth action sports and entertainment firm he co-founded.
Salt Lake City in the US will host the inaugural Nitro World Games action sports event next summer, it has been confirmed.
The X Games action sports franchise is to return to Europe after organiser, US sports broadcaster ESPN, finalised a deal with Norwegian commercial and pay-television broadcaster TV2 to stage an event in Oslo.
The X Games action sports franchise is closing in on a return to Europe after Norwegian commercial and pay-television broadcaster TV2 signed a partnership with the Norwegian Ski and Snowboard Association to secure an event for Oslo.
The Norwegian city of Oslo has given its backing to a proposal from commercial and pay-television broadcaster TV2 to return the X Games action sports event to Europe in 2016.
The IMG Swiss division of the IMG agency has been appointed as the exclusive marketing partner of European action sports event Freestyle.ch.
Mass participation events management software Active Network has become the exclusive global technology partner of Electric Run.
ESPN has postponed its Austin X Games originally due to take place in May next year, following the scrapping of its international events last month.
Sportswear giant Nike has appointed Scott LeClair action sports vice-president, replacing the retiring Roger Wyett.
ESPN has dropped its X Games events in Barcelona, Munich, Foz do Iguacu (Brazil) and Tignes (France) to concentrate on its events in the United States.
The International Roller Sports Federations (FIRS) president has called for newly-elected International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach to reorganise the process for voting sports in and out of the Olympic programme.
ESPN X Games has chosen Texan city Austin to replace Los Angeles as one of six stops on its calendar for the next four years.