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X Games Global Championships
May 16-18, 2003

What is the X Games Global Championship?
The X Games Global Championship is a new event that was organized and produced by EXPN for the first time in May of 2003. The event took place May 16-18, 2003 in two locations simultaneously, with the warm weather sports 5events happening at the Alamodrome in San Antonio, Texas in the United States, and the cold weather events at Whistler Blackcomb Mountain Resort in British Colombia, Canada.

Has it Replaced the Regular X Games?
No, the X Games and the X Games Global Championship are two different types of events, and one will not replace the other. The Global Championships is different than the traditional X Games in several ways, but the most significant difference is that the Global Championship is a competition between international teams and the regular X Games is a competition between individual athletes.

How Were Teams Selected?
The best athletes from 17 different countries were invited by EXPN to participate in the X Games Global Championship, and they were organized into the following six teams:

1. Asia
2. Australia

3. Canada
4. Europe

5. South America
6. United States

What Sports Were Included?
Six different sports were included in the X Games Global Championships, and some of those sports were divided into more than one event, resulting in a total of eleven events. The following sports were included:
1. Inline Skating
2. Skateboard

Stunt Bike
Motocross

5. Skiing
6. Snowboard

Which Athletes Participated?
Each international team consisted of 26 athletes (plus alternates), and there were two athletes for each sporting event, except the women's snowboarding event which had only one athlete per international team.

Athletes by Name
Athletes by Sport
Athletes by Country

What Countries Were Represented?
The six international teams included athletes from 17 different countries:

Argentina
Australia
Brazil
Canada
Chile
Colombia

France
Germany
Japan
Malaysia
Netherlands
Spain

Sweden
Switzerland
Thailand
United Kingdom
United States


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