Activision Has Olympic Star Power

by Mike Hrusecky - May 22, 2002, 8:45 am PDT
Source: Activision

Legendary Athlete Shaun Palmer, Olympic Medalists Ross Powers and JJ Thomas and other top Riders headline list of talent in the Activision Booth at E3.

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ACTIVISION® ADDS OLYMPIC GOLD AND BRONZE MEDALISTS TO O2(tm) ROSTER AND SHAUN PALMER'S PRO SNOWBOARDER(tm) 2

Santa Monica, CA - May 21, 2002 -Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) announced today that they have added two of the world's top snowboarders to the Activision O2(tm) roster of action sports athletes -- Olympic Men's Half-Pipe gold and bronze medalists -- Ross Powers and Jarret (JJ) Thomas. Both athletes will star alongside legendary six-time Winter X-Games(tm) gold medalist Shaun Palmer in Shaun Palmer's Pro Snowboarder(tm) 2, which is currently in development by Treyarch for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox(tm) video game system from Microsoft and the Nintendo GameCube(tm), and by Vicarious Visions for the Game Boy® Advance.

In addition to the Olympic athletes, Shaun Palmer's Pro Snowboarder 2 will feature the skills and style of other top riders including Tommy Czeschin, Ingemar Backman, Jimmy Halapoff, Kier Dillon, Leslee Olson, Shaun White and Tara Dakides. All of the athletes signed to Shaun Palmer's Pro Snowboarder 2 will be in attendance at the Electronic Entertainment Expo, held in Los Angeles May 22 through May 24 at the L.A. Convention Center in the Activision booth -- South Hall, #1224.

"Our partnership with these athletes underscores Activision's commitment to delivering the highest level of authenticity in our action sports games across all genres," said Kathy Vrabeck, executive vice president global publishing and brand management, Activision. "These athletes bring an unparalleled level of energy and enthusiasm to snowboarding and we are pleased to have them as a part of our Activision O2 line-up."

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