WithÂ X Games Aspen 2017Â only a few months away,Â ESPNÂ andÂ X GamesÂ has announced the first wave of invited athletes for the annual competition this morning (November 16) on their website and social media accounts.
The first wave of invited athletes features a star-studded lineup, including Cassie Sharpe, Chloe Kim, Joe Parsons, Jossi Wells, Mark McMorris, Robbie Madison,Â andÂ Tiril SjÃ¥stad Christiansen.Â All medalists from X Games Aspen 2016 who have sport disciplines returning in 2017 received an early invite to compete at X Games Aspen 2017 in September.
For the 16th consecutive year, X Games AspenÂ returns toÂ Buttermilk Mountain in Aspen Snowmass, Colorado to showcase the worldâ€™s premier action sports competition with live coverage on ESPN and ABC. The 2017 event will again feature action sports competitions, world-class musical performances fromÂ BassnectarÂ (January 27),Â Anderson .Paak & The Free NationalsÂ (January 28),Â The ChainsmokersÂ (January 28),Â G-EazyÂ (January 29) and a festival village.
Make sure to catchÂ X Games Aspen 2017Â from January 26-29, 2017 on ESPN and ABC. To view our coverage fromÂ X Games Aspen 2016,Â click here.
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