ESPN X Games 2021 Returns To California


ESPN’s annual extreme sports event ESPN X Games to return to California from July 14 – 18.

ESPN X Games will be hosted from three unique athlete training facilities from Southern California to present BMX, Skateboard and Moto X competitions.

The 2020 X Games Minneapolis games got cancelled due to pandemic and 2021 will be the final for many Skateboard and BMX athletes before Tokyo Olympic debut.

Sky Brown, Leticia Bufoni and Poppy Olsen are the popular athletes who will look to win X Games gold before heading to 2021 Tokyo Olympics.

Tim Reed, vice president, programming and acquisitions said “We are thrilled to produce an X Games this summer and once again showcase the premier athletes in the world across the ESPN and ABC networks. This year will be different – we’re excited about the unique opportunity to partner with our athletes to showcase some incredible facilities. We have no doubt that the Dreamyard, Slayground and CATF will put us in a great position to create memorable moments.”

Pat Casey, Two-time X Games BMX medalist said “I’m very excited to be hosting X Games at my house this year! It will allow me to share my ramps and dirt jumps with other amazing athletes and bring back BMX for our first major contest since COVID-19. I’m extremely humbled and thankful for this opportunity that ESPN and Monster Energy has given me, and can’t wait for the event.”

Axell Hodges, seven-time X Games Moto X medalist Axell Hodges said “Hosting X Games at my Slayground is a huge opportunity for the entire sport. From day one, Slayground was all about pushing the progression of freestyle motocross. I know everyone is ready to come back after an entire year without contests ready to send it and we’ll push the progression to the next level. Thanks to ESPN, Monster Energy and all my sponsors for making this happen. Let’s go.”
ESPN’s 2021 X Games Returns To California First Published On ESPN Press Room

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