KIA X Games Asia Returns to China April 30–May 3

KIA X Games Asia 2009 Returns to China April 30 – May 3
Asia’s Premiere Action Sports Event Celebrates 11th Anniversary

The city of Shanghai will once again host KIA X Games Asia, Asia’s premiere action sports competition, as it returns to China for the third consecutive year—celebrating 11 years of Asian X Games events.

This year the event will showcase more than 200 of the best action sports athletes from more than 20 countries and five continents in world-class competition in the sports of Skateboard, BMX, In-Line Skate and Sport Climbing. Televised live from Shanghai’s KIC Jiangwan Stadium, X Games Asia will air May 1 – May 3 on ESPN Asia networks and will be organized by sports broadcaster ESPN STAR Sports along with the Shanghai Media Group and Shanghai Sports Federation. The event will also be shown on ESPN International networks in Latin America, Australia, Middle East and Africa.

This year, competitors can look forward to an increase in prize money for the event, and Skateboard participants for the street discipline can also expect a new course design that will resemble real street conditions.