x games minneapolis: complete coverage and guide to the action
All of the Star Tribune's coverage of X Games Minneapolis, as well as information for fans, can be found here. The extreme action starts Thursday and runs through the weekend at U.S. Bank Stadium.
The X Games continue to evolve, with bold new stars seeking bigger tricks, faster speeds. Competition gets underway today.
Encore ahead: X Games already have their eye on 2018 return + Photo Gallery
After thousands of pounds of dirt and concrete are loaded out, decisions will be made on changes and new ideas for when the X Games come back next summer.
Sunday's action from the X Games competition at U.S. Bank Stadium.
The X Games concluded on Sunday, and this week the Twins will celebrate the 30th anniversary of their 1987 title. Here's Jim Souhan's ranking of the Top 10 Minnesota sports moments over those years.
About 50 family and friends were on hand at U.S. Bank Stadium on Saturday afternoon to watch Alec Majerus win a silver, his second X Games medal.
Souhan: Conquering fear is part of being X Games athlete + Photo Gallery
X Games pros must respect danger before flying in rarest of air.
Bob Burnquist, 40, done with X Games but not with skating + Photo Gallery
Skateboarding pioneer Bob Burnquist on Saturday at U.S. Bank Stadium said he is done with the X Games after a record 30 career medals
ESPN broadcast events live in virtual reality to the public for the first time this weekend from the X Games.
The X Games continue for day three.
Samarria Brevard, of Riverside, Calif., finished fourth in Street Skateboarding in her first X Games. But she did worse every year after that until Friday.
Fan support boosts Rochester's Majerus to skateboard final + Photo Gallery
Rochester's Alec Majerus gave away all of the 30 tickets he had for X Games Minneapolis to family and friends, and he estimated about 50 people who he knew came to support him.
Height of X Games MegaRamp course overwhelms fans, athletes + Photo Gallery + Video
The massive MegaRamp took center stage at U.S. Bank Stadium on Friday, with towering beams peeking into the stadium's upper concourse and stretching longer than the football field it replaced.
X Games continue, day two.
Skateboarders practice getting max air at the X Games.
As skateboarders and BMX bikers roll at this weekend's X Games at U.S. Bank Stadium, let's hope traffic in downtown Minneapolis does, too.
X Games take off in the Twin Cities + Photo Gallery + Video
The four-day summer X Games kicked off Thursday with high-flying events at U.S. Bank Stadium and twin-engine motorcycle flat track races near the Mall of America.
Athletes on two-wheels catch air during practice at the X Games.
The X Games began Thursday, July 13, at US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis and Mall of America.
Moto Shibata wins first gold for Japan in summer X Games + Photo Gallery
Moto Shibata became the first Japanese skateboarder to win X Games gold Thursday after a flurry of high-flying tricks — including a surprise.
A Day to Remember, Flume and hometown faves Atmosphere will perform post-competitions.
Nearly 200 athletes from around the world attempt gravity-defying feats in extreme sports in pursuit of cash, medals and fame.
The reduced scheduling will be a test run for when the Super Bowl comes to town.
Jamie Bestwick, the 46-year-old British rider, could tie Shaun White for the most gold medals in X Games history with his 15th
The X Games take place this weekend at U.S. Bank Stadium and the Mall of America. Take a sneak peek at the action.
In a sport that's centered on pushing limits, each course must provide a greater set of boundaries than past years.
Up to 160,000 fans likely in Minneapolis over four days.
Preparations continue for X Games at US Bank Stadium.
The Summer X Games make their Minneapolis debut Thursday through Sunday, and the hype for the event at U.S. Bank Stadium is already building.
Brighton Zeuner has a chance to be the youngest person to win an event when the X Games come to Minneapolis this week.
Sometimes when he's at the mall, Alec Majerus will stop and stare at a staircase. He will look at the angles, study the handrail, his mind racing with ideas for tricks, which is how skateboarders are judged in competition.
The X Games begin Thursday and run through Sunday at U.S. Bank Stadium.
All events except the Harley-Davidson Flat Track will be held at U.S. Bank Stadium. The Harley-Davidson Flat Track race will take place at Mall of America.
The gold, silver and bronze medals handed out this week at the X Games are a nod to the permanent tenants of U.S. Bank Stadium.
Injuries, sometimes catastrophic, are nearly unavoidable in X Games competition as athletes attempt ever more daring and dangerous tricks. The four-day event begins Thursday at U.S. Bank Stadium.