- The inaugural X Games in Japan will take place in Chiba City from April 22-24
- The competitions will feature world-class athletes in skateboarding, BMX and Moto X
- ZOZOMARINE STADIUM will host X Games competitions, cultural and music festival experience
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X Games, the world’s premier action sports event, today announced that a summer edition of the event will take place in Japan for the very first time. X Games has reached an agreement with the organizing committee of X Games Japan, a consortium led by Japanese event production company Shin So Sha in collaboration with the city of Chiba, to collaborate on X Games Chiba 2022, which is expected to take place from April 22 to 24. , 2022. The event will feature skateboarding, BMX and Moto X competitions over three days at the ZOZOMARINE STADIUM.
For over 25 years, X Games has successfully hosted action sports events in 12 countries around the world, attracting more than six million participants. Since its inception in 1995, the X Games have grown to become the premier competitive brand of action and lifestyle sports, showcasing the world’s top action sports athletes in BMX, Skateboard and Moto X at the X Games. , and in Ski and Snowboard in the winter version of X. Matches in the context of each host city.
In addition to Japanese local broadcasts and US ESPN media, the X Games Chiba competitions will be televised on ESPN networks around the world and distributed through other international media and local TV broadcasters in various markets.
Along with action sports competitions and world-class athletes, X Games Chiba will feature musical performances, art installations, food and a festival experience. The inaugural event will have a distinctively Japanese flavor, showcasing the beautiful country, cities and culture of Japan in everything from course designs to medals, and highlighting the culture of youth and sport in Japan. throughout the festival village and live event coverage.
Sakura Yosozumi, bronze medalist in skateboarding at the X Games and gold medalist at Tokyo 2020, said: âI am so happy to hear that the X Games, the dream event for skateboarders around the world, will take place. in Japan ! I think this is a step every skateboarder has dreamed of, and even now that skateboarding is an Olympic sport, the X Games is one of my favorite events that I want to continue to participate in. I have competed in the X Games twice before, but I haven’t won a gold medal at the X Games yet, so when I get selected to compete I will do my best to win the gold medal of my dreams.
Thirteen-time X Games gold medalist Nyjah Huston said: âI am delighted that the X Games are going to Japan. Can’t wait to go back.
âI am very happy to hear that the X Games, one of the best competitions in the world, will finally take place in Japan,â said Aori Nishimura, who won several medals at the X Games and was a finalist in women’s skateboarding. Street in the summer of Tokyo 2020. “It will be a great opportunity for Japanese skateboarding fans to take a close look at the best athletes in the world, so I’m sure it will be an event like no other.”
ZOZOMARINE STADIUM | PHOTO: CITY OF CHIBA
Tim Reed, ESPN Vice President of Programming and Acquisitions, added, âWith Japanese athletes being a driving force behind the advancement of action sports today, we couldn’t be more excited to feature the best athletes. of the world on the X Games stage in Japan for the first time. The city of Chiba and neighboring Tokyo are such vibrant cultural hubs with action sports enthusiasts that they are a perfect match for the X Games brand.
The Mayor of Chiba City, Shunichi Kamiya, also commented, âI am very happy that the X Games Chiba 2022 is taking place at the ZOZOMARINE STADIUM for the first time in Japan, and I would like to express my sincere gratitude to all who worked so hard to make this event possible. The X Games, a leading action sports event enjoying global popularity, will be held in Makuhari, a vibrant community in the city of Chiba and one of Japan’s premier entertainment destinations, recognized for having hosted many large scale events of music festivals, sports and such. This is a highly anticipated international event that will help revitalize our city’s economy, and I think it’s a great honor. The excitement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is still like yesterday, where young Japanese skateboarding and BMX athletes competed at a high level with the best athletes in the world, and I think their brilliant performances have inspired generations. Now that action sports are driving traction and popularity in Japan through the Tokyo 2020 Games, I would like to invite you to the X Games Chiba 2022 and witness the excitement and shine of action sports. As the host city, we will do all we can to support the event and aim to make it an enjoyable event for the people of Chiba, so look forward to it. “
In conclusion, âWe would like to express my gratitude to many people and stakeholders for their support in bringing the X Games, a dream scene for action sports athletes, in Japan, and to all who have. supported the action sports scene to this day, âsaid Shinji Kawano, representative of the X Games Japan organizing committee. âWe will do our best to strengthen and develop the action sports scene in Japan and make this event a source of inspiration for new generations. X Games Chiba 2022 will be a big step forward in X Games history. We look forward to seeing you on the site where not only amazing competitions will take place, but also a variety of cultural experiences and festivals. “
The sports and disciplines of the X Games Chiba 2022 are as follows:
|Park (M & F)||to park||Best whip|
|Street (M & F)||Street||Freestyle Demo|
Photos for editorial use can be found at ESPNImages.com or click the photo links above to download images of the X Games athletes.
Full schedule and ticket information for the X Games Chiba 2022 will be announced in the near future. Additional information on all X Games events will be available on XGames.com for fans or on ESPNPressroom.com for media only.
X Games Chiba 2022 event information:
Date: April 22-24, 2022
Location: ZOZOMARINE STADIUM
Address: 1 Mihama, Mihama Ward, Chiba, 261-0022, Japan
Ticket: advance tickets will be available on e-plus
* Carefully monitoring the situation regarding COVID-19, we will work closely with local health organizations and follow COVID-19 guidelines to ensure the safety of visitors, athletes and all stakeholders.
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