The X Games is an annual event with a focus on extreme action sports. The Winter X Games are held in January or February(usually in January) and the Summer X Games are usually held in August, both in the United States. Participants compete to win bronze, silver and gold medals, and prize dollars.
Concurrent with competition is the “X Fest” sports and music festival, which offers live music, athlete autograph sessions and interactive elements. The location of the Winter X Games is in Aspen, Colorado through 2012, while the location for the Summer X Games is in Los Angeles through 2009. The X Games also has international competitions and demos around the world that are held at varying times throughout the year. The games are shown live on ESPN and ABC television.