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Tony Hawk to co-host Nitro World Games in Cardiff

The action sports competition makes its international debut at the Principality Stadium in 2020.

Nitro Circus will be taking the acton sports competition Nitro World Games outside of the US for the first time ever in 2020.

Over 100 athletes will compete at the Principality Stadium, Cardiff from 23 – 24 May 2020.

The Nitro World Games will see elite competitors from freestyle motocross, BMX, skate and freestyle scooter face off for the right to be called world champion in their respective discipline.

Launching in 2016, the event features big air formats, breakthrough ramp technology and innovative judging to push the competitors to the very limits of what’s possible in action sports.

Skate legend Tony Hawk will join Nitro World Games co-creator Travis Pastrana as the co-host of the live broadcast, with Olympic snowboarder and television commentator Todd Richards named as the official host of the event.

Hawk, a staple of the Nitro World Games, will also be offering analysis of the ever-popular Skate Very contest.

“I am excited to help bring the raw energy of Nitro World Games to Wales,” Tony Hawk says. “The UK has had a consistently strong skate scene since the early ’80s so it will be a great fit, and long overdue.”

“Tony has been a hero of mine since I can remember,” FMX icon Pastrana adds. “He is the biggest name in action sport and one of the greatest of all time. Not only does he continue to push the limits on his board, but Tony has helped push the limits of our sports by building skate parks around the globe. It’s an honor to have him join us again as we take Nitro World Games to the world in 2020.”

Five disciplines are set to amaze audiences when they come to Cardiff next May.

Firm favourites back in the US, Freestyle Motorcross and BMX Best Trick will feature some of the world’s biggest and tallest ramps.

Another hugely popular event is the BMX Best Triple Hit, which requires a combination of aerial agility and quick thinking to land three tricks in rapid succession.

Some of the world’s best skateboarders will compete in the Skate Vert comp on the huge halfpipe, and rounding off the event is the Scooter Best Trick competition, which uses one of the event’s largest ramps to test riders.

Read our recent catch up with Travis Pastrana here

The Nitro World Games travels outside of America for the first time to take over Wales’ iconic Principality Stadium, Cardiff from 23 – 24 May 2020.

Tickets for Nitro World Games are available now through Ticketmaster.co.uk  

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