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Volume 22 No. 7
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Champions 2019: Ron Semiao

Coming up with the idea for the X Games while a ‘foot soldier’ for ESPN, Semiao birthed an enduring property and launched a mainstream movement in the process.
Ron Semiao seemed right at home among the graffiti-strewn walls and palm trees of Venice Beach, Calif., legendary ground zero for skateboarding. It was only when a photographer tried to coax him to pose near the beach’s famous skatepark that he hesitated. Ron Semiao pushed action sports ...

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