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Tony Hawk returns to X Games as skateboard analyst

July 22, 2009 |  4:15 pm

Sal Masekela, left, and Tony Hawk at X Games XI

Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk will be returning to the X Games.

Hawk will be part of the telecast team once again as analyst for all five men's skateboard events, including the inaugural Big Air Rail Jam competition.

"I'm excited to take part in this year's X Games," said Hawk. "The level of riding improves each year, so I can't wait to see what the new events bring in terms of innovation."

Hawk last worked the broadcast booth for ESPN in 2007.

Joining host Sal Masekela at the 15th annual competition, Hawk will be commentating beginning with coverage of the Skateboard Big Air event at Staples Center on July 30.

"It will be a blast to join Sal in commentating all of the skate competitions as well," added Hawk.

X Games 15 will be held July 30-Aug. 2 in Los Angeles and will feature some of the best action sports athletes competing in skateboard, Moto X, BMX Freestyle and Rally Car racing. ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 will be airing 20 hours of live coverage.

-- Kelly Burgess

Photo: Sal Masekela, left, and Tony Hawk  at X Games XI. Credit: Matt Morning / Shazamm/ESPN