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Timings announced for Nitro World Games

Here's everything fans need to know about the action sports competition, coming to Cardiff in May 2020.

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

Organisers have now confirmed the timings for the two-day event. Find them at the bottom of this article.

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.

Find out why BMX athletes Todd Meyn and James Jones are excited about the Nitro World Games below:


Nitro World Games Wales Athletes

The second wave of athletes for the Nitro World Games in Cardiff have been revealed.

Australia’s Kyle Baldock will complete in the BMX Triple Hit competition, arriving as one of the most consistent riders in the sport.

James Foster, known for bringing World’s First tickets to competitions around the globe, will compete in the semi-finals of BMX Best Trick at Nitro World Games.

He’ll be joined by Brandon Loupos, who celebrates a podium finish at the last Nitro World Games.

St Louis based rider Zack Warden will also compete for the BMX Best Trick title, as will Polish native and innovative rider Dawid Godziek.

Daniel Sandoval and Californian rider Pat Casey will compete in the BMX Triple Hit competition.

They join Australian Ryan Williams, who will complete in the BMX Best Trick competition, already boasting a number of World’s First tricks to his name.

Jaie Toohey also joins the BMX Best Trick category.

Japan’s Moto Shibata will complete in the Skate Vert, having been endorsed by Tony Hawk as one of his favourite skaters.

Elliot Sloan joins Shibata in the Skate Vert competition.


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.


List of Nitro World Games 2020 athletes

Here are the confirmed names for the Nitro World Games Wales.

Freestyle Motorcross

  • TBA

BMX Best Trick

  • James Foster
  • Brandon Loupos
  • Zack Warden
  • Dawid Godziek
  • Ryan Williams
  • Jaie Toohey

BMX Triple Hit

  • Kyle Baldock
  • Daniel Sandoval
  • Pat Casey

Skate Vert

  • Moto Shibata
  • Elliot Sloan

Scooter Best Trick

  • TBA

Nitro World Games 2020 event timings

Saturday 23 May 2020 

13:30 – GA gates open

14:30 – Skateboard Vert Semifinals

15:30 – BMX Triple Hit Semifinals

16:15 – Scooter Best Trick Semifinal

17:30 – FMX Semifinal

19:15 – BMX Best Trick Semifinal

20:30 – Event Complete

Sunday 24 May 2020 

12:30 – GA gates open

14:30 – Skateboard Vert Final

15:15 – BMX Triple Hit Final

16:00 – Scooter Best Trick Final

16:45 – FMX Final

17:30 – BMX Best Trick Final

18:15 – Event Complete


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

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