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1995 Summer X Games
June 24 - July 1, 1995
The idea of holding a competition for
extreme sports athletes was first conceived
by ESPN Programming Director Ron Semiao in 1993.
After two years of preparation, the first
Extreme Games - later known as the X Games -
took place in Rhode Island and Vermont from
June 24 through July 1, 1995.
198,000 spectators attended that first event and the official
Extreme Games I sponsors were Advil, Mountain Dew, Taco Bell,
Chevy Trucks, AT&T, Nike and Miller Beer.
The Very First X Games Gold Medal
to Justin Sears in the Barefoot Waterski Jumping
competiton. That event was only part of the X
Games for four years.
The X Venture Race, an eco-challenge style race,
sent five-person teams on a 250-mile race of mountain
climbing, kayaking, rafting, power hiking and sailing
from Maine to Newport. All five team members were required
to travel - and cross the finish line - together. Team Thredbo
from Australia won the debut event in 1995. The X Venture
Race was only part of the X Games for 3 years.
Skateboarder Tony Hawk Came Out of His First Retirement
at age 27 to compete in the first Extreme Games.
Tony retired again in 2003 after wining Vert Best Trick
with his second 900 spin at the 9th Summer X Games.
Photos of the 1995 Summer X Games
Pictures of two sky surfers high in the air,
a female windsurfer,
barefoot jumping off a ramp, a kite surfer in
the water, and two mountain bike trick riders,
and several of the different event venues.
Locations and Venues in 1995
The first summer X Games in 1995
took place in four different locations
in three USA states:
Sports Included in 1995
There were nine sports categories that first year
BMX (Stunt Bike)
Barefoot Waterski Jumping
X Venture Race
Results of the 1995 X Games
At the moment I only have results of
the aggressive inline skating competition
but I am trying to track down the results of
all events at the 1995 X Games.
Video of the 1995 X Games (VHS)
Commercial video with highlights of the "first ever
Global Competition of Extreme Sports" in
1995 by ESPN Home Video (available
in VHS format from Amazon.com)
Video Clips of the 1995 X Games
Four free online video clips of the 1995 summer X Games
including Jay Miron on stunt bike,
Mat Hoffman on stunt bike, Matt Salerno on inline
skates,and a street luge video clip.
X Games - Main Menu
Skating in Africa
Skating in Asia
Skating in Europe
Skating in Oceania
Skating in The Americas
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