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GoPro and the Summer X Games Drop Anchor in Barcelona

GoPro is crossing the pond to join the Summer X Games in Spain

SAN MATEO, CA (MAY 15, 2013) – For the first time in the history of the Summer X Games, the biggest action sports event is crossing the big pond, and GoPro is right in the middle of the action. As the official camera sponsor of X Games Barcelona, GoPro is proud to be there as the Summer X Games take Europe by storm. Paired with the top athletes competing in Barcelona, the world’s most versatile camera will capture absolutely unique footage that will allow the viewer to get closer to the action than ever before. Stay tuned to ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, ABC, MarcaTV, TV3 and the GoPro network to watch exclusive GoPro course previews and catch a glimpse behind the scenes of the BMX, Skate, MotoX and Rally competitions. The versatility, compact size, and picture quality of the HERO3 will allow fans all over the world to become completely immersed in the X Games experience and follow the action from the athletes’ point of view. GoPro athletes competing in Barcelona include:

SKATE
Andy Macdonald (Vert, Park)
Bucky Lasek (Vert, Park)
Ryan Sheckler (Park, Street)
Mitchie Brusco (Vert, Big Air)
Pierre-Luc Gagnon (Vert)
Sean Malto (Street)
Pedro Barros (Park)

BMX
Chad Kagy (Vert, Big Air)
Steve McCann (Vert, Big Air)
Drew Bezanson (Park)
Chad Kerley (Park)

MOTO X
Wes Agee (FMX, Best Whip)
Taddy Blazusiak (Enduro X)
Ronnie Renner (Step-Up, Speed & Style)
Nate Adams (FMX, Speed & Style)

GNC RALLYCROSS
Ken Block
Bucky Lasek

Be sure to stop by the GoPro Experience in Xfest for the daily giveaway where you’ll have the chance to win a new HERO3 camera! Also meet and greet your favorite GoPro heroes during their signing sessions. Check out never-before-seen content during the X Games Barcelona brought to you by GoPro, viewable at GoPro.com, GoPro’s YouTube channel and the official GoPro Facebook page.

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Testimonials

Mark Burnett, five-time Emmy award winner and avid GoPro customer, said in a previous statement, "We have used GoPro cameras in some of our biggest productions, like Survivor and The Bible. GoPro has allowed us to capture and share fascinating new perspectives that previously weren’t possible or were too costly, which in the end makes for better story telling. We are always excited to see what GoPro is working on next."

"In a world of smartphones and increasingly small cameras, GoPro is still the film fans device of choice and the rugged gadget that will launch the careers of many future directors. If in doubt, check out the home made rocket that took a GoPro to space or the shark footage, both on YouTube." - T3 Award for the GoPro HERO3

EY named Nick Woodman as the 2013 Entrepreneur of the Year in Retail and Consumer Products Category

"Despite a lot of newcomers in the field, GoPro is still the leader in adventure cameras. The new Hero3 Black manages to pack an f/2.8 wide-angle lens, a 12-megapixel sensor, and the power to shoot 30 still frames per second into a camera body that’s smaller than a bar of soap" – Outside Magazine "Gear of the Year" 2013

"Smaller, lighter, sharper, better … It’s the runaway POV cam of the year." National Geographic "Gear of the Year" 2013

GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition wins Men's Journal Gear of the Year 2014

The GoPro HERO3+ is the "Best of the Best…’Top Gear’ Of The Year" - GearJunkie Gear of the Year 2013

"GoPro Cameras Can Make You A Better Bass Angler" - Field & Stream

"Top 10 YouTube Brand Videos" - AdWeek