X Games goes to Japan! The world’s biggest showcase in action sports is making its debut in Japan in a few days. Some of the world’s biggest names in competitive BMX, motocross, and skateboarding will be competing in X Games Chiba 2022. The inaugural event will welcome the best in action sports from April 22-24.
X Games Chiba 2022 marks the 64th edition of X Games since the event’s inception in 1995. For three action-packed days, ZOZO Marine Stadium on Tokyo Bay will be the center of the action sports world with a capacity of 30,000 spectators. For a distinctly Japanese flavor, the event will feature Park and Street course designs inspired by origami artwork to celebrate the host country.
More than 105 athletes from 18 countries will compete for a total of 30 medals awarded in 10 competitions across three sports. Athletic performances will be supplemented by a cultural festival experience, art installations, and musical performances by the likes of Japanese rock band Man with a Mission, who also supplied the official theme song for X Games Chiba 2022.
“I’m stoked for X Games to go to Japan. Hyped to get back there,” said thirteen-time X Games gold medalist Nyjah Huston. “It will be a great opportunity for Japanese skateboard fans to watch the world's top athletes compete up close, so I'm sure this will be an event like no other,” said Japanese team rider and three-time X Games gold medalist Aori Nishimura.