Nyjah Huston (Skate), Colton Walker (BMX), and Josh Sheehan (Moto X), the event also features the interactive X Fest cultural festival. Musical acts include Melbourne-based music collective The Avalanches and multi-platinum hip-hop artist 360.
In BMX, award-winning innovator Dakota Roche is looking for his fourth medal – perhaps his first gold? – In Saturday’s BMX Street event. His teammate and UK team rider Alex Donnachie has yet to medal at X Games, but boasts a track record of contest wins and video parts that make him a podium threat.
Monster Energy will be heading into Sunday’s BMX Dirt competition with a stacked field of riders, headed by Australia’s Kyle Baldock who currently holds nine X Games medals, including six gold. Also bringing the heat are two-time gold medalist Kevin Peraza, two-time silver medalist Ben Wallace and 2017’s BMX Dirt gold medalist Colton Walker. For another top contender, look no further than Alex Nikulin, who made history in Minneapolis this summer by winning third place and becoming the first Russian athlete to place top three at X Games in over 15 years.
Also look forward to the crossover skills of James Foster, who is looking to improve on his BMX Dirt bronze from X Games Austin 2016 and continue his BMX Big Air gold streak after winning in Minneapolis 2017 and 2018.
X Games fans in the United States can watch 16.5 hours of live competition coverage from the inaugural X Games Sydney beginning Thursday, October 18, on the X Games Facebook, YouTube and Twitter pages. Additionally, four hours of event recap coverage will air on ABC as part of the World of X Games series, beginning Sunday, October 28.
Fans can also follow the latest news and highlights across ESPN digital platforms, including XGames.com and X Games pages across Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat and more.
In addition to all of the content on ESPN’s U.S.-based media platforms, X Games Sydney 2018 will be televised globally in 190 countries and territories to more than 495 million homes. Don’t miss out on the action in Sydney.