Action Sports

US sports broadcaster ESPN has detailed plans to stage its X Games Aspen event in January for the 20th consecutive year, although no fans will be able to attend

The Australian city of Brisbane has been selected as the host for the 2021 edition of the Nitro World Games extreme sports event

IMG-owned action sports channel Edgesport has launched on STV Player, the online video-on-demand service of Scottish commercial broadcaster STV

A new independent action sports operator and media company has been formed through a deal between investment firms The Raine Group and Causeway Media Partners, with backing from commercial finance company…

Edgesport, the action sports channel operated by IMG, is now available in over 50 countries through distribution deals agreed by the agency, including a return to China and additional deals in the US market

Nitro Circus, the world’s largest action sports brand, has appointed London-based The Sports Consultancy to work on the host city selection process for its proposed slate of worldwide live events. 

German subscription broadcaster Sportdigital has launched action sports and lifestyle channel Edgesport in Germany, Austria and Switzerland after securing carriage deals with pay-television broadcaster…

German subscription broadcaster Sportdigital is set to carry content from action sports and lifestyle channel Edgesport after successfully applying for a broadcast licence, while Bundesliga football club…

Moon Hill, a hill with a natural arch through it a few kilometers outside Yangshuo in southern China, and one of the world's most popular sport climbing peaks, has reopened to sport climbers after a ban…

Action sports media company Thrill One Sports & Entertainment launched in January, just ahead of the pandemic which brought most live sport to a grinding halt. Chief executive Joe Carr tells SportBusiness how Covid-19 impacted on the new company’s event business and how its creative digital strategy has served to increase reach and deepen engagement with fans.

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.

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.

Officials behind the Circuit of Wales, which is due to become the new home of the MotoGP motorcycling championship in the UK, have breathed new life into the troubled project by striking a business partnership with the Extreme Sports Company.

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.