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2               Miles of temporary fencing installed
16              Bob Burnquist, Rune Glifberg, Andy Macdonald and Dennis McCoy have
                competed in all 16 X Games
18              Countries represented by athletes at X Games 16
29              Number of Disciplines at X Games 16
76              Two-way radio channels dedicated to the event.
400             TV production personnel - 10 times the production of a NFL football game
926             Two-way radios
1,123           Overall medals the have been awarded in X Games competition through 2009
45,000          Zip Ties
3 million       Approximate number of shovels of dirt for the Coliseum (150 standard shovels =
                one cubic yard of dirt)

Top 10 Medal Winning Countries in X Games history (1995-2009)

1.USA
2.Australia
3.Brazil
4.Canada
5.Great Britain
6.France
7.Japan
8.New Zealand
9.Germany
10.Russia (tied)
10.Switzerland (tied)


Athlete Information
13      Age of youngest athlete: Jono Schwan (Skateboard Am’s)
14      Most overall gold medals through X Games 16 earned by Dave Mirra
19      Record number of X Games Skateboard medals held by Andy MacDonald
24      Most medals overall through X Games 16 earned by Dave Mirra
27      Athletes have medaled at both X Games and Winter X
79      Number of rookies at X Games 16
49      Oldest athlete in the field: Duane Peters (Skateboard Park Legends)
33      The number of countries that have been represented in an X Games event
64      Number of the most athletes from a single state (California)
176     Out of 978 athletes over the past 16 years, 176 have had citizenship from a country other
        than the U.S.

Going for four-peats at X Games 16:
Kyle Loza, Moto X Best Trick
Jamie Bestwick, BMX Freestyle Vert

Going for three-peats at X Games 16:
Garrett Reynolds, BMX Freestyle Street
Josh Hansen, Moto X Super X
Rune Glifberg, Skateboard Park Men’s
Pierre-Luc Gagnon, Skateboard Vert Men’s

				
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