The Summer X Games will be held from June 5th – 8th in Austin Texas
The first wave of athlete invitations for X Games Austin went out this week to competitors in 17 BMX, Skate, Moto X, RallyCross and Stadium Super Trucks events. X Games also announced a new Battle of the Bands event to be held at the X Games music and arts festival .
The X Games is an annual sports event, controlled and arranged by the U.S. sports broadcaster ESPN, which focuses on extreme sports. The inaugural X Games were held in summer 1995 in Rhode Island. Participants compete to win bronze, silver and gold medals, and prize money.
The competition often features new tricks such as Tony Hawk’s 900 in skateboarding, Travis Pastrana’s double backflip infreestyle motocross, Heath Frisby’s first ever snowmobile front flip in Snowmobile Best Trick, and Torstein Horgmo’s first landed triple flip in a snowboard competition. Concurrent with competition is the “X Fest” sports and music festival, which offers live music, athlete autograph sessions and interactive elements.
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