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X FACTS 2000

The sixth annual X Games, created and organized by ESPN Inc., will gather more than 350 of the world's top alternative sport athletes to compete for prize money and medals for the second summer in San Francisco. The X Games will kick off with the street luge competition Aug. 11-13 and wakeboarding Aug. 15-16. The main event will be held Aug. 17-22 on Pier 30/32. All events are free and open to the public.

EIGHT SPORT CATEGORIES: Aggressive in-line skating, bicycle (stunt, freestyle, moto X), skateboarding, skysurfing, sportclimbing, street luge, wakeboarding.

21 DISCIPLINES: Aggressive in-line skating: men's and women's half-pipe, vert and street. Bicycle stunt: half-pipe vert, street, dirt jumping, flatland. Freestyle moto X: free ride, step-up competition. Skateboarding: half-pipe vert, street, half-pipe vert doubles, best trick. Skysurfing: men and women combined. Sportclimbing: men's and women's speed. Street luge: dual and super mass. Wakeboarding: men's and women's.

COVERAGE: 28 hours of original programming that air Aug. 19-29. ESPN: 14 hours, including prime-time and late-night programs. ESPN2: 11 hours, including prime-time coverage. ABC: 1{-hour Wide World of Sports shows, Aug. 19 and 26. ESPN International will distribute the event to a global audience while and will provide extensive online coverage.