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Bei den X-Games gibt es eine Premiere - Die Sommer und die Winter X-Games
finden gleichzeitig an einem Ort statt, in Oslo.
Zwischen dem 24. und 28. Februar findet daher auch der Skateboard Street Contest für Männer und Frauen in Norwegen statt. Als Fahrer sind bereits Nyjah Huston, Shane O'Neill, Chris Cole, Luan Oliveira, Louie Lopez, Curren Caples, Ishod Wair, David Gonzales und andere bestätigt.
Bei den Ladys werden zum Beispiel Leticia Bufoni, Alexis Sablone, Lacey Baker und Vanessa Torres in Oslo sein.
Wo genau im deutschen Fernsehen der Livestream übertragen wird, ist mir leider noch nicht bekannt.
Mehr Infos in der Press Release und auf der offiziellen Webseite.
ESPN and TV2, the leading commercial broadcaster in Norway, will
bring X Games Oslo to the Norwegian capitol this winter, Feb. 24-28,
2016. This is the first time both summer and winter sports will be
contested internationally at the same X Games event, with disciplines
including Snowboard and Ski Big Air (men and women), Snowboard and Ski
SuperPipe (men and women) and Skateboard Street (men and women). ESPN
and TV2 will each air 21 hours of live coverage. TV2 will air the
competitions live in Norway, while ESPN's coverage will be shown live on
ESPN3 and as part of its "World of X Games" series on ABC.
Like all X Games events, in addition to world-class action sports
competition, X Games Oslo will showcase a world-class headlining musical
performance on Saturday night at the Tøyen venue, as well as local
musicians throughout the weekend.
"Oslo is going to be the winter sport capitol of the world, and we
look forward to having the world's elite in Oslo in February," said
Hallstein Bjercke, Oslo's vice mayor of cultural affairs and business
development. "I'm confident this will inspire young Norwegians to strap
into skis and boards and get out to the hill. We support X Game Oslo to
show new aspects of the sport city Oslo, and we would like to present
Oslo as the world's best compact arena for culture and sports."
Tim Reed, ESPN X Games vice president, added: "We're very excited to
team up with TV2 and SAHR Concepts, and commend the Oslo city government
for its support in helping make X Games Oslo a reality. We look forward
to showcasing some of the world's best athletes in one of the most
unique and dynamic cities with a rich history in winter sports and
impressive list of top homegrown athletes."
"We really appreciate the enthusiasm and engagement from the
athletes," said Jan Ove Årsaether, TV2 director of news and sports. "We
are going to create a sports celebration in Oslo in order to draw young
people to both the arenas and the TV screen. Now it's time to look
forward to a top-class event."
The Skateboard Street competitions will be held Thursday, Feb. 25, in
the Skur 13 warehouse at Filipstad Harbor along the picturesque Aker
Brygge and Tjuvholmen areas, marking the first time an
international-level skateboarding competition will be held in Norway.
The Skateboard Street course will be built as a permanent structure and
left open to the public following X Games Oslo.
Snowboard SuperPipe competitions will be held on Friday, Feb. 26, at
the Oslo Winter Park, while Snowboard and Ski Big Air will take place on
Saturday, Feb. 27 at Tøyen. X Games Oslo will conclude Sunday, Feb. 28,
with the Ski SuperPipe competitions at Oslo Winter Park.
The first 22 invited athletes include Norwegian X Games medalists
Ståle Sandbech, Tiril Sjåstad Christiansen and Kjersti Buaas, as well as
Olympic and X Games gold medalist Kelly Clark, who also won the 2012
World Snowboarding Championships in Oslo. The second wave of athlete
invites will be announced on Dec. 1. Additionally, eight Norwegian
skateboarders will have an opportunity to compete for one wild-card
invite to X Games Oslo at a separate Norwegian qualifier event. The full
invite list can be viewed here.
"We have a lot of great snowboarders in Norway, so it is really
important to have a big event like the X Games in Oslo," said Ståle
Sandbech, X Games and Olympic snowboard medalist. "To be able to compete
in my sport in my country in front of all my friends and family is
X Games and Olympic snowboard gold medalist Kelly Clark said, "I am
looking forward to X Games Oslo this year. They hosted a great event for
World Championships in 2012, so it will be fun to compete in that pipe
The agreement to bring X Games to Oslo was made possible by support
from the government of the City of Oslo. ESPN and TV2 will work with
local organizer SAHR Concepts in staging the multi-sport event. In
addition to the content on ESPN's U.S. media platforms, X Games Oslo
will be televised globally on ESPN International networks and
distributed to other international media outlets and television
broadcasters via ESPN's media distribution business.