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Tony Hawk will be joining the Nitro World Games in Cardiff

Tony Hawk has been announced as co-host of the Nitro World Games and will be in Cardiff for the eagerly anticipated games in May 2020.

 

Joining FMX icon and action sports pioneer, Travis Pastrana and Olympic snowboarder Todd Richards, skateboarding legend Hawk will be bringing his big ramp expertise to Cardiff’s Principality Stadium over Bank Holiday weekend on the 23rd and 24th of May next year.

 

Tony Hawk and Travis Pastrana have both elevated their sport’s disciplines with unbelievable world’s firsts such as Hawk’s seminal 900 and Pastrana’s extraordinary motorcycle double backflip. Both continue to work to grow action sports and advance progression, with Pastrana as the driving force behind the Nitro World Games and Hawk establishing the Tony Hawk Foundation, which helps finance public skateparks and provide a safe place for kids to skate.

 

As anticipation for Nitro World Games-Wales continues to build, more event information is being revealed, including the first live broadcast details. Olympic snowboarder and noted television commentator Todd Richards will host the broadcast of the renowned competition next May, which is expanding out of the United States for the first time. Joining him behind the mic as co-hosts are two action sports giants: skate legend Tony Hawk and FMX icon Travis Pastrana. Nitro World Games-Wales is coming to Cardiff’s Principality Stadium over Bank Holiday weekend on the 23rd and 24th of May 2020.  

 

In addition to co-hosting, Hawk – who has been a part of Nitro World Games since its inception, declaring it, “A great representation of skateboarding’s evolution and modern progression” will offer his expert analysis during the gravity-defying Skate Vert contest.

Tony Hawk and Travis Pastrana have both elevated their sport disciplines with unbelievable world’s firsts such as Hawk’s seminal 900 and Pastrana’s extraordinary motorcycle double backflip. Both continue to work to grow action sports and advance progression, with Pastrana as the driving force behind the Nitro World Games and Hawk establishing theTony Hawk Foundation, which helps finance public skateparksand provide a safe place for kids to skate. Their impact on action sports in popular culture has been equally seismic.Now Hawk can’t wait to see what a new generation of athletes, inspired by their momentous achievements, have in store for U.K. fans next May.

 

“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 80’s so it will be a great fit, and long overdue.”

 

Travis Pastrana, adds, “Tony has been a hero of mine since I can remember. 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.”

 

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