NEWS - Friday, August 23, 2002


Activision O2(TM) Action Sport Athletes

Fourteen Activision O2(TM) Action Sport Athletes Bring Home Medals At the 2002 ESPN Summer X Games SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Fourteen Activision O2(TM) action sports athletes won 17 medals at this year’s X Games VIII. Highlights included the first-ever "no-handed 900" (two and one half rotations while airborne) performed by Mat Hoffman, Tony Hawk’s 15th medal, the most ever awarded to any athlete in X Games’ history, and Moto X superstar Tommy Clowers’ death defying 34 foot jump in the Step Up competition. Additionally, six other Activision O2 athletes placed in the top eight across various categories. Winners included: Gold Medalists: Tommy Clowers in Moto X Step Up Tony Hawk with Andy Macdonald in Skateboard Vert Doubles Silver Medalists: Carey Hart in Moto X Big Air Kenny Bartram in Moto X Freestyle Bob Burnquist and Bucky Lasek in Skateboard Vert Doubles Bob Burnquist in Skakeboard Vert Mat Hoffman in Bike Stunt Vert Darin Shapiro in Men’s Wakeboarding Dallas Friday in Women’s Wakeboarding Bronze Medalists: Tony Hawk for Skateboard Vert Best Tricks Rune Glifberg with Mike Crum in Skakeboard Vert Doubles Rune Glifberg in Skateboard Vert Chad Kagy in Bike Stunt Park Simon Tabron in Bike Stunt Vert Shaun Murray in Men’s Wakeboarding "As the exclusive video game software sponsor for X Games VIII and the leader in action sports video games, Activision congratulates all of our athletes for their outstanding performances," said Will Kassoy, VP, Global Brand Management for Activision, Inc. "With over 221,000 attendees and national broadcast on ABC, ESPN and ESPN2, the X Games continue to increase the popularity of action sports and broaden the exposure to new audiences worldwide."
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