X Games LA to Take Place June 28 – July 1, and the first 10 athletes have been invited.
ESPN will present X Games Los Angeles 2012 from June 28 - July 1 – one month earlier than usual – bringing all the action back to downtown Los Angeles’ L.A. LIVE venues and event spaces, including STAPLES Center, Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE, Event Deck at L.A. LIVE and the new downtown rally car street circuit with the debut of the Big Air ramp on Chick Hearn Court. Celebrating 10 years of X Games in Los Angeles, this year’s premier action sports competition will feature more than 200 athletes competing for medals and prize money in the sports of skateboarding, BMX and Rally.
"ESPN is thrilled to be celebrating 10 years of X Games in Los Angeles and to showcase the incredible progression and excitement that fans have come to anticipate each year,” said Scott Guglielmino, senior vice president of programming and X Games. “The world-class athletes, competition and distinctive elements of X Games Los Angeles truly embody the global nature and appeal of action sports.”