The X Games is Extreme Sports that is being played for the sixth year in Shanghai, China. The inaugural game was played in the year 1998 in Phuket, Thailand. Since 2007, it is being played in China.
The KIA X Games is the biggest gathering for International Extreme Sports in the world. More than three hundred athletes from 30 countries take part in the action sports competition that is held in Asia. KIA Motors is the title sponsor for the Games from the last eight years. Extreme Sports enthusiasts from all over the World gather to watch the action packed events. In 2014, the games saw a staggering audience of more than 71,600 spectators from all over the world. The KIA X Games is televised across the world with the number of competition events increasing every year.
The KIA X Games are played over a period of four days with mainly five categories and eleven disciplines in all. The categories are as follows:
Aggressive Inline Skating: It is the fifth largest participatory sport and its history dates back to nearly 300 years. Though the sport has been withdrawn from the X Games in USA, it is still being played in X Games Asia. There are two disciplines in this category: the street, and the vert.
Skateboarding: Skateboarding came into prominence during the late 1950's and the early 1960's which was fuelled by the American Surfing music and Hollywood movies. The Roller Derby is known to be the first commercial skateboard which was first seen in 1959. There are mainly three disciplines in this category: the street, the vert, and the mini mega ramp.
BMX Freestyle : BMX Freestyle racing started in the early 1980s from the BMX bicycle motocross. There are three disciplines in this category: the street, the vert, and the mini mega ramp.
Sport Climbing : It is a kind of mountain climbing which was first developed by the French in which the placing gear for each climb was replaced by permanent bolts or fixtures. Climbing became safer and the climber could now only focus on the technical difficulties of the route. There is only one discipline in this category: speed climbing (Male and Female).
Moto X : Moto X or Motocross racing was first introduced in Europe and today it has become a global phenomenon. The sport grew is popular in the 1980's and became mainstream in the 1990's.The sport was added to the X Games in the year 1999.There is mainly one discipline in this category: The Step-Up.
There are mainly two venues:
|Venue||KIC Jiangwan Sports Centre, Shanghai, China|
|Event Dates||April 28 - May 1, 2016|
|Prize Money (Purse)||USD $250,000|
|Also Know as||KIA X Games Asia, KIA World Extreme Games|
|Lizzie Armanto||Evan Smith||Pratthana Raksachart||Bjorn Pontus|
|Alanas Smith||Cyril Jackson||Mitchie Brusco||Brown Jake|
|Andy Macdonald||Jagger Eaton||Pierre Luc Gangon||Chris Cole|
|Trey Wood||Jimmy Wilkins||Jono Schwan||Jack Curtin|
|NEal Hendrix||Mariia Krasavina||Tom Asta|
|Lincoln Ueda||Clay Kriener||Marcelo Basto|
|Filipe Gustavo||Danny Mayer||Sam Beckett|
|Vince Byron||Bruno Hoffman||Brock Olive||Morgan Wade|
|Dennis McCoy||Jorge Jovel||Douglas Oliveria||Zack Warden|
|Simon Tabron||Alex Kennedy||Rungrueang Phames||Liam Zingbergs|
|Mykel Larrin||Steve Mccann||Sean Ricany||Coco Zurita|
|Stevie Churchill||Anthony Napolitan||Colten Satterfield|
|Alex Donnachie||Zach Newman||Jeremiah Smith|
|Zhang Niing||Amir Maimuratov||Nie Di||Tamara Kuznesova|
|Ma Zida||Rishat Khaibillin||Jiang Rong||Edyta Ropek|
|Zhang Qixin||Roman Kovalyev||Liu Yidi||Yuliya Levochkina|
|Qu Haibin||Mohd Redha Rozlan||Wang Xiran||Anna Tsyganova|
|Zhong Lincai||Zamri Hamid||He Cuilian||Alina Gaidamakina|
|Niu Di||Stanislav Kokorin||Tita Supita||Mariia Krasavina|
|Abu Dzar Yulianto||Vladislav Deulin||Mudji Mulyani||Puntarika Tunyavanich|
|Rinidi Sufriyanto||Sergei Sinitcyn||Dhorifatus Syafiyah||Pratthana Raksachat|
|Fajri Ashari||Thatthana Raksachat||Assel Marlenova||Lee Hungying|
|Aspan Jaelolo||Bunprakop Phanuphong||Araylim Bekenova|
|Eito Yasutoko||Andy Macdonald||Dennis McCoy||Fox Brunner|
|Takeshi Yautoko||Trey Wood||Simon Tabron|
|Lizzie Armanto||Neal Hendrix||Mat Hoffman|
|Alana Smith||Lincoln Ueda||Pierre Luc Gagnon|
|Regular||RMB 150 per day||RMB 200|
|Grand Stand||RMB 580 per day||-|