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The X Games is an annual event with a focus on extreme action sports. The Winter X Games are held in January or February and the Summer X Games are usually held in August.

Also known as: X Games



X Games Oslo Argument Continues
It is still unclear whether X Games will return to Oslo next year, as the anti-doping argument continues.

When ESPN and TV2 brought X Games to Oslo in February, it was the first time both summer and winter sports were contested at the same X Games event.

X Games to Oslo in 2016

Tickets sold out fast, and the Labour party wanted X Games Oslo to be an annual event, in spite of voting against supporting the event with money.

AP Wants Annual X Games in Oslo

Athletes and spectators thought the X Games Oslo 2016 event was a huge success.

X Games Oslo 2016 Was A Success

A recent report also found that the event was a good investment, with ticket and sponsorship revenue at 1 million more than estimated, and great exposure for the city of Oslo.

X Games Oslo Was A Good Investment

But not everyone was happy. Organisations pulled out a few days prior to the event, claiming the lack of drug testing was unacceptable, but were themself accused of using it as an excuse to cain money and control.

X Games Oslo 2016 The Drug Testing Argument

X Games Oslo recently applied for funding from both Oslo and the government, to expand next years event.

Wants funding for next years X Games Oslo

But both councilor for culture, sports and volunteering in Oslo, Rina Mariann Hansen (AP), and Culture Minister Linda Hofstad Helleland (H), has said that any event must have their anti-doping efforts in order to get support.

Adressa - Fortsatt forvirring om X Games (external link)
VG - Barket sammen om X-Games: N er du frekk (external link)

The IOC are also concerned about the poor antidoping program, and the belief that recreational drug use is widespread amongst skateboarders, and has criticised the X Games Oslo event for the lack of drug testing.

Inside the Games - Skateboarding warned they need to work together if they want to be included on Olympic programme at Tokyo 2020

But even without the anti-doping problems, skateboarding could be rejected from the 2020 Olympics unless the ISF, WSF and FIRS are able to work together.

Olympic Skateboard Problems


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