Welcome to X Games Sydney 2018
Welcome to X Games Sydney 2018
ESPN, the leading action sports content provider and creator of the X Games, in collaboration with Seven West Media, Australia's number one audience company, will bring X Games Sydney to Australia on October 19-21, 2018. X Games Sydney will feature Skateboard, BMX and Moto X competitions at Sydney Olympic Park. For the first time in the event's more than 20 year history, an X Games event will take place in Australia, home to some of the world's best action sports athletes. Australian athletes hold 138 medals, 45 of which are gold from X Games summer and winter events.
X Games Moto X superstar Levi Sherwood hails from nearby New Zealand, but is well versed in competitions in Sydney. Here, Sherwood gets upside down in Sydney in 2012. Sherwood is on the invite list for X Games Sydney 2018.
The heart of Sydney
The Sydney Opera House is a multi-venue performance center located in the heart of Sydney, and it's also one of the most distinctive structures in the area. Look for X Games athletes to be seeing the sights in mid-October.
The Vans Bondi Bowl-A-Rama at Bondi Beach in Sydney, Australia has brought the best skateboarders to Sydney for years now, including Tony Hawk (pictured here.) But this year, there's another reason to catch the world's best skateboarders in Sydney: X Games Sydney 2018.
Return of the BMX Bandits
Not many know this, but Sydney played host to the first-ever big budget BMX movie. Released in 1983, "BMX Bandits" starred a then-unknown Nicole Kidman and involved high-action BMX stunts through the streets of Sydney.
Streets of Sydney
The streets of Sydney were never the same following the debut of "BMX Bandits."
Bandits on the loose
In 2015, X Games athletes Corey Bohan and Mike "Hucker" Clark teamed up to recreate some of the action scenes from "BMX Bandits." Here, the crew tear through the streets of Sydney.
No shortage of skate spots
Long known as a worldwide skate destination, Sydney has no shortage of skate spots. Here, Danny Leon frontside disasters a steep tranny in Sydney.
Primarily known as a park skater, Alex Sorgente sneaks in a f/s feeble at a bike track in Sydney.
The view of downtown Sydney never gets old.
No stranger to bowl comps
In 2017, Sydney also hosted the Vans Park Series. Here, Ronnie Sandoval gets inverted at the Sydney stop. Skateboard Park will not be contested at X Games Sydney, but the Skate Street field runs deep.
"We had to learn how to ride BMX bikes, but there were professionals doing the stunts on hand," said a young Nicole Kidman during press rounds for "BMX Bandits" in 1983. Sydney represent!
Visitors to Bondi Beach in Sydney can make quick use of the local concrete skatepark in between visits to X Games Sydney.
Sydney rock legends AC/DC are no strangers to action sports, with a wide selection of their music being used in skate, BMX and Moto X videos.
At the recent Bowl-A-Rama 2018, skate legend Tony Hawk teamed up with Australian upstart Sabre Norris to session the bowl. It's safe to say that Sydney's skate heritage runs a few decades deep at this point.
Bondi Beach, famous for its sandy beach and surfing waves, is one of the most visited tourist sites in Australia. Look for X Games athletes to be popping up all over Sydney in mid-October.
A reflection is seen in the Sydney Opera House glass of the Sydney Harbour Bridge as it is illuminated as part of Vivid Sydney Light Festival. Vivid Sydney is an annual festival that features light sculptures and installations throughout the city.