Huge amplitude, flairs, and alley-oop whip combos made the BMX Vert competition at the X Games one of the most impressive events and proving why the sport has a growing following of fans and sponsors.
BMX Freestyle Vert Captures the Attention of Rapt Audience with Huge Flairs and Whip Combos by the Best in the Sport
ASR Runway Fashion Show Part 2: Glimpses of Fashion from Skate, Snow, Surf Lifestyle Apparel Indicate Refreshing Sporty Styles in Skinny Denim, PeaCoats, 90s Belts Dresses
In Part 2 of the ASR Fashion Show story from the trade show last week, January 24-26 in San Diego, Label Networks delivers images of top brands in action sports and trends in lifestyle apparel relating to this industry.
Winter X Games Wraps Up with Show-stopping Performances by Shaun White, Gretchen Bleiler; Label Networks Compares Sports in X Games to Favorite Sports to Watch Among Youth Culture
It was a crazy action sports weekend with ASR and Agenda ending in San Diego, and the Winter X Games wrapping up Sunday, January 27th in Aspen. As snow blanketed the mountains in Colorado, ESPN delivered a tight package of winter action sports drama with Shaun White stomping the Men’s Superpipe with a frontside big air, front and backside 1080’s, and a frontside 1260 at the very bottom of the pipe, beating out Japanese phenom Ryo Aono.
Youth Olympic Games Narrow Prospect Cities to Moscow Singapore Olympics Try to Get Relevant, Connect with Urban Culture; Launch of the YOG Winter Games (without Snowboarding)
While I may be the only one who’s reading the International Olympic Committee Reports these days about the launch of the Youth Olympic Games, there’s some fresh news to note that again makes the Olympic Committee sound incredibly antiquated. As we’ve noted in the stories below as we continue to track what’s going on with the development of the Youth Olympic Game movement (YOG), new revelations by the old-boys network has come to light in a recent report.
T-shirt Brand Innovator Exclusive Interview Delivers Insight on Sales Cycles, Reps, Distribution, Manufacturing, Music, Inline, and Skateboarding Influences on the Marketplace, How Lady Footlocker Could Have Made a Fortune
This week’s Interview is with AJ Jackson, a T-shirt Action Sportswear Pioneer -Los Angles, CA New York City. Specialties include: Streetwear, Action Sports-inspired Apparel, T-shirts, Denim, Sales Reps, Trade Shows, Connection with Music Apparel Crossover Particularly Punk, Hip-Hop, Reggae, Dub, Indie
Sports News: Singapore Gets Bid to Host 1st Youth Olympic Games; President of Quiksilver Bernard Mariette Resigns as Bob McKnight, CEO, Takes on Additional Role
In our on-going reportage of the Youth Olympic Games, the latest update is that Singaporehas won the bid to host the 1st Games in 2010, beating out Moscowin the final bid.
“This is a key moment for the Olympic Movement,” said Rogge to journalists present in Lausanne. “Singaporehas put together a very exciting project. Hosting the Youth Olympic Games for the first time is a great responsibility, and I have every confidence in the team in Singapore. I have no doubt that their professionalism and enthusiasm will be instrumental in the staging of successful Youth Olympic Games in 2010.”
New Sports Trends Impacting Youth Culture Lifestyles Indicate Changing Marketplace Especially for Skateboarding, Rise of Fixed Gear Cycling, Aggressive Inline, Other Sporting Cultures
Two weeks ago, we were quoted in USA Today in an article that the newspaper was working on regarding a story that noted Tony Hawk was the highest recognized athlete among young people. This, to them, marked a serious change in sports. At Label Networks, we have been tracking so-called youth sports or action sports since our inception and even before that, personally, as the former senior editor of Snowboarder Magazine. In the article, I was quoted for saying that it’s “not uncommon” that action sports heroes would rank higher within certain demographics than football, basketball, and baseball players.