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GoPro® Returns to X Games Los Angeles 2012

Releases Brand New GoPro Videos of Athletes Road to X Games

SAN MATEO, CA (June 25, 2012) – GoPro, maker of the world’s most versatile cameras and producer of today’s most engaging content, has signed on again as a sponsor of X Games Los Angeles 2012, anticipated to be the most competitive and entertaining Summer X Games for GoPro athletes to date.


The GoPro HD HERO2 cameras’ small size and mount-anywhere design will capture on-board angles, providing viewers with unique athlete perspectives of some of the most challenging events at the competition. GoPro will be working with its athletes to produce course previews and daily highlights for ESPN’s broadcast of X Games Los Angeles 2012 which will also be viewable on the GoPro Network, viewable at GoPro.com, GoPro’s YouTube Channel and GoPro’s Facebook page.

In addition, GoPro is releasing new videos featuring X Games veteran, Andy Macdonald and skate phenom, Mitchie Brusco. Watch and ride along with 21-time X Games medalist, Andy Macdonald as he travels around the world hitting the streets, parks, and spreading the stoke. Journey alongside 15-year-old Mitchie Brusco, through his ups and downs, in this three part series leading up to X Games Los Angeles 2012.

The GoPro truck will be onsite at X Fest with fun activities for fans including giveaways and athlete signings. Stop by to check out the latest video edits and meet your favorite GoPro athletes competing throughout the weekend.

Athlete Signing Schedule

Thursday, June 2

  • 10:30-11:30AM Andy Macdonald
  • 12:00-1:00PM Drew Bezanson & Bucky Lasek
  • 1:00-2:00PM Mitchie Brusco

Friday, June 29

  • 11:30-12:30PM Chad Kagy
  • 1:00-2:00PM Ryan Sheckler
  • 2:00-2:30PM Ken Block

Saturday, June 30

  • 11:00-12:00PM Ronnie Renner

GoPro athletes competing in X Games Los Angeles 2012 include the following:

  • Destry Abbott – Moto Enduro
  • Drew Bezanson – BMX Park
  • Ken Block – 4 Wheel RallyX
  • Mitchie Brusco – Skate Vert & Big Air
  • Chad Kagy – BMX Vert & Big Air
  • Bucky Lasek – Skate Vert, Skate Park & 4 Wheel RallyX
  • Andy Macdonald- Skate Big Air & Skate Park
  • Mike Mason – Moto Speed and Style
  • Steve McCann – BMX Vert
  • Rhys Millen – 4 Wheel RallyX
  • Ronnie Renner – Moto Step Up
  • Myles Richmond – Moto Step Up
  • Ryan Sheckler – Skate Street




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