¡Bienvenidos a Barcelona! It's the fourth stop on this year's X Games global tour. The Spanish city hosted the Olympics in 1992, but this is the first time that X Games will be held in the country. The Moto X, RallyCross and Enduro X competitions will take place at Olympic Stadium, which hosted the opening and closing ceremonies in 1992 as well as the track and field competition.
Foz do Iguaçu will be batting leadoff for Brazil this week. Starting tomorrow, the city known for its waterfall system will host the X Games. And that’s just the tip. The South American country is buzzing on the world sports stage.
Marie Martinod-Routin hasn’t competed at an X Games event since 2006, when she claimed the bronze in Ski SuperPipe in Aspen. But she’s back this week at X Games Tignes 2013. This time as a mom.
If you thought Saturday's X Games SuperPipe final was suspenseful to watch, I can tell you it was just as much of a nail-biter in person. In classic contest form it started snowing right when we were supposed to go off.
The week of X Games is always crazy busy, between media events and training. We like to call it the Stress Games. It's the biggest event in our sport and people have huge expectations, from athletes to sponsors to fans.