Winter X Games Tignes – Live on ESPN, ESPN Player

Fri 02 March 12

Europe’s top winter action sports competition returns to France for third year. British medal hopefuls Jenny Jones and James Woods are set to compete.

Winter X Games Tignes – Live on ESPN, ESPN Player

Winter X Games Tignes – Live on ESPN, ESPN Player ©

For the third straight year, Winter X Games Tignes will be covered live and exclusively by ESPN on television and broadband in the UK, as the world’s leading skiers and snowboarders gather at Tignes, France March 14-16. The sports media company will provide fans extensive coverage on television and online, via ESPN (TV) and ESPNPlayer.com (broadband streaming service).

Winter X Games Tignes was the first Winter X games event to be held outside of the US when it arrived in Tignes in 2010.  Now in its third year, the event gives fans the opportunity to watch many of the top skiers and snowboarders in the world compete in eight different disciplines, inlcuding SuperPipe and Slopestlye competitions. The games will also include a snowmobile demonstration event. Snowmobile competitions, including freestyle and racing, have been a popular addition to Winter X Games in Aspen in recent years.

British stars Jenny Jones and James Woods will join global superstar Shaun White and more than 150 of world’s top snow sport athletes competing in Tignes. Britain’s most successful snowboarder, Jones won gold in the Women’s Slopestyle at the first Winter X Games Tignes in 2010. That victory added to her three Winter X Games triumphs in Aspen, and this year she will be hoping to improve on finish at Tignes in 2011 (eighth). Meanwhile, James Woods, making his second appearance at the games, will be aiming for gold after he became Britain’s first major Slopestyle skiing medalist at last year’s event, when he took bronze.

Other winter sports stars to appear in Tignes include French star Kevin Rolland, who won Ski SuperPipe gold at the games in in 2010 and 2011, and defending Woman’s Snowboard Slopestyle champion, Jamie Anderson.

WINTER X GAMES LIVE ON ESPN

ESPN’s live coverage of the Winter X Games Europe starts on Wednesday 14th and runs through to Friday 16th March. On television, ESPN will broadcast events including the Snowboard SuperPipe men’s and women’s final on Wednesday, the Ski Slopestyle men’s final on Thursday and the Snowboard slopestyle men’s and women’s finals and Friday. In addition, there will be dedicated highlights shows across the three days of the event.  Live television coverage includes: 

Date                                         Time                             Event

Wednesday 14th March               1:30pm                         Ski Slopestyle Women’s Final

Wednesday 14th March               6:00pm                         Snowboard SuperPipe Women’s Final

Wednesday 14th March               8:00pm                         Snowboard SuperPipe Men’s Elimination

Thursday 15th March                   1:30pm                         Ski Slopestyle Men’s Final

Friday 16th March                       10:30am                        Snowboard Slopestyle Men’s Final

Friday 16th March                       1:00pm                         Snowboard Slopestyle Women’s Final

 

WINTER X GAMES LIVE ON ESPN PLAYER

Online, ESPN Player will provide fans with the most in-depth coverage of the Winter X Games Tignes. The streaming service will make every event available live and on demand, with pause and rewind functionality allowing them scroll to action they may have missed, review a great trick with the 10-second rewind button, or return the start of the event with a single click.

Date                                         Time                             Event

Wednesday 14th March               10:00am                        Ski Slopestyle Men’s Elimination

Wednesday 14th March               12:30pm                       Snowmobile Demo

Wednesday 14th March               1:30pm                         Ski Slopestyle Women’s Final

Wednesday 14th March               6:15pm                         Snowboard SuperPipe Women’s Final

Wednesday 14th March               8:00pm                         Snowboard SuperPipe Men’s Elimination

Thursday 15th March                   10:00am                        Snowboard Slopestyle Men’s Elimination

Thursday 15th March                   12:30pm                       Snowmobile Demo

Thursday 15th March                   1:30pm                         Ski Slopestyle Men’s Final

Thursday 15th March                   6:30pm                         Snowboard SuperPipe Women’s Final

Thursday 15th March                   8:30pm                         Ski SuperPipe Men’s Elimination

Friday 16th March                       10:30am                        Snowboard Slopestlye Men’s Final

Friday 16th March                       12:30pm                       Snowmobile Demo

Friday 16th March                       1:00pm                         Snowboard Slopestyle Women’s Final

Friday 16th March                       6:15pm                         Ski SuperPipe Women’s Final

Friday 16th March                       8:00pm                         Ski SuperPipe Men’s Final

 Television:  Sky SD / HD – 417, Virgin 529 / HD – 530, BT Vision / Top Up TV – 34, TalkTalk TV - 555

Online/Broadband:  www.espnplayer.com

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