X Games 14 Preview

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Last year, Oakley’s Shaun White was the only athlete to win X Games gold in snowboard and skate in the same year. Can he repeat in both disciplines?

X Games 14 kicks off July 31st in Los Angeles. Watch Shaun, along with Oakley’s Bob Burnquist, Rune Glifberg, Sandro Diaz, Josh Harrington, Ryan Sheckler and Greg Lutzka in the skate Big Air, Superpark, Street and Vert disciplines.

Oakley’s Josh Harrington and Allstair Whitton will be vying for gold in the all new BMX SuperPark and BMX street competitions. SuperPark will be a 100 percent transition-focused design- blending a variety of terrain and obstacles into one seamless course. This will mark the first time ever that X Games will not have a stand-alone vert ramp. In addition to Skateboard and BMX SuperPark, BMX Street will be added to X Games where it will follow the same template as X Games mainstay Skateboard Street. The concept is simple, raw street features such as stairs, rails and ledges replicated in an arena setting.

On the girl’s side, women’s motocross will be added to the sports line up for X Games 14, joining the other sports of BMX Freestyle, Moto X, Skateboard, Rally Car Racing and Surfing. World-renowned competitors, such as Oakley’s 17-year-old WMA Pro National phenomenon Ashley Fiolek, will be racing a 125cc 2-stroke or 250 4-stroke motorcycle.

Fiolek, who recently turned pro last year, said, “This is a huge step forward in women’s professional motocross. I feel honored to be asked to participate in the X Games and I am looking forward to a great race.”

Fourteen hours of live X Games programming on ESPN, ESPN2 and ABC- all showcased in high definition- will be aired July 31- August 3, as well as on ESPN International, EXPN.com, ESPN Classic, ESPN360.com, SportsCenter and ESPN2’s X Center.

Athlete / Event / Date / Venue: List

Kyle Sarasin
Rally Car Racing Super Special Final
Sunday, August 3, 1:30 Pm
Home Depot Center

Andrew Comrie-Picard
Rally Car Racing Special Final
Sunday, August 3, 1:30 Pm
Home Depot Center

HARRINGTON, JOSH
BMX Freestyle Street / BMX SuperPark
Thursday, July 31, 4:30pm / Saturday, August 2, 1:00pm
Event Deck @ LA Live / Home Depot Center

WHITTON, ALISTAIR
BMX SuperPark
Saturday, August 2, 1:00pm
Home Depot Center

PAGES, TOM
Moto X Best Trick / Moto X Freestyle
Thursday, July 31, 7:00pm / Saturday, August 2, 6:30pm
STAPLES Center / Home Depot Center

WILLIAMS, BLAKE
Moto X Best Trick / Moto X Speed & Style / Moto X Freestyle
Thursday, July 31, 7:00pm / Saturday, August 2, 12:00 noon / Saturday, August 2, 6:30pm
STAPLES Center / Home Depot Center / Home Depot Center

RICHMOND, MYLES
Moto X Best Whip
Thursday, July 31, 9:15pm
STAPLES Center

VILLA, ANDRE
Moto X Freestyle
Saturday, August 2, 6:30pm
Home Depot Center

MASON, MIKE
Moto X Step Up / Moto X Speed & Style / Moto X Freestyle
Friday, August 1, 7:00 pm / Saturday, August 2, 12 noon / Saturday, August 2, 6:30pm
STAPLES Center / Home Depot Center / Home Depot Center

DUNGEY, RYAN
Moto X Racing
Saturday, August 2, 2:00 pm
Home Depot Center

CARMICHAEL, RICKY
Moto X Step Up
Friday, August 1, 7:00pm
STAPLES Center

RENNER, RONNIE
Moto X Best Whip / Moto X Step Up / Moto X Speed & Style
Thursday, July 31, 9:15pm / Friday, August 1, 7:00pm / Saturday, August 2, 12:00noon
STAPLES Center / STAPLES Center / Home Depot Center

PERKINS, LAUREN
Skate Street Women’s
Friday, August 1, 3:00pm
Event Deck @ LA Live

LUTZKA, GREG
Skateboard Street
Elimination: Thurs, Aug 1, 1:30pm/ Final: Fri, Aug 2, 4:30pm
Event Deck @ LA Live

SHECKLER, RYAN
Skateboard Street / Skateboard SuperPark
Elimination: Thurs, Aug 1, 1:30pm / Final: Fri, Aug 2, 4:30pm / Sunday, August 3, 12:30pm
Event Deck @ LA Live / Event Deck @ LA Live / Home Depot Center

DIAS, SANDRO
Skateboard Vert
Saturday, August 2, 5:45pm
Home Depot Center

GOMES, RONALDO
Skateboard Vert Ams
Sunday, August 3, 11:00am
Home Depot Center

BURNQUIST, BOB
Skateboard Vert / Skateboard Big Air / Skateboard SuperPark
Saturday, August 2, 5:45pm / Thursday, July 31, 5:45 / Sunday, August 3, 12:30pm
Home Depot Center / STAPLES Center / Home Depot Center

GLIFBERG, RUNE
Skateboard Vert / Skateboard SuperPark
Saturday, August 2, 5:45pm / Sunday, August 3, 12:30pm
Home Depot Center / Home Depot Center

CURRIE, BRANDON
SuperMoto
Saturday, August 2, 4:00pm
Home Depot Center

ADAMS HAWKINS, LYN-Z
Skate Vert Women’s
Saturday, August 2, 11:00am
Home Depot Center

Author

Tess Weaver

Date

July 21, 2008