RIDER: Liu Jiayu, X Games snowboarder and 2018 Winter Olympic medalist | PHOTO: Gabriel Christus/ESPN Images
Following the successful launch of the inaugural X Games Shanghai event this past June, ESPN, the leading action sports content provider and creator of the X Games, and REnextop Entertainment today announced X Games Chongli – the first X Games winter event to be held in China. The event will take place February 21-23 at the Secret Garden ski resort in Chongli district within the city of Zhangjiakou, which will also serve as a 2022 Winter Olympic host venue for ski snowboard events.
X Games Chongli 2020 winter sports and disciplines are as follows:
|Big Air||Big Air|
|Slopestyle (M & W)||Slopestyle (M & W)|
|SuperPipe (M & W)||SuperPipe (M & W)|
Along with world-class action sports competition and athletes, X Games Chongli will feature musical performances, art installations and a festival experience.
“I’m honored and thrilled to participate in the first X Games winter event in China,” said X Games snowboard SuperPipe rider and Winter Olympic silver medalist, Liu Jiayu. “X Games is the premiere winter action sports competition and youth culture festival, celebrating authenticity, style and limitless possibilities. I look forward to competing on the X Games stage in front of the Chinese people and helping grow winter action sports participation in China.”
Mark McMorris, a 17-time X Games and two-time Olympic snowboard medalist, added, “I’m excited and honored to be competing at X Games Chongli. X Games is the premiere event in snowboarding, and I cannot be happier to be showcasing our sport in such an incredible country. I hope that this will help inspire the citizens of China to try snowboarding! We will see you all in February!”
In addition to local Chinese broadcasts and ESPN’s U.S. media, X Games Chongli competitions will be televised on ESPN networks around the world and distributed via other international media outlets and local television broadcasters in various markets.
The full schedule, venue and ticket information for the X Games Chongli 2020 will be announced in the near future. Additional information will be forthcoming on www.xgames.com for fans or on www.espnpressroom.com for media only.
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