SIMPLE SESSION 12 WEBCAST BREAKS WORLD'S ACTION SPORTS ONLINE VIEWER RECORD
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Simple Session 12 LIVE webcast made history again, becoming the most popular action sports webcast out there with nearly one million unique viewers during the two days of the event!

In 2011, 148,758 unique viewers tuned in to watch Simple Session LIVE, adding up to over 500,000 with replays and additional clips. In 2012, the event attracted a massive 147% more viewers, reaching out to 367,996 unique viewers. With replays and additional clips, Simple Session 12 reached 944,008 unique viewers within two days of the event on all sites that use the Freecaster player. As a lot of people are watching the LIVE stream together with their friends and family, the real number is even much higher.

According to Freecaster.tv founder Raymond Dulieu, Simple Session is now not only the most watched webcast on Freecaster.tv, but "hands down the most popular online webcast for action sports worldwide".

"I consider a unique viewer to be as valuable as a person attending an event on-site as the internet viewer is not a passive spectator. How many action sports can claim to reach almost 400 thousand fans? To my experience none. Not the X-Games, not the Dew Tour. Simple Session 12 attracted a larger audience than the MTB World Championships and the Race of Champions, two flagship events on Freecaster. Simple Session is very popular with pro riders and anyone who watched the event can only admire the progression of the skate and mainly BMX tricks. Another unique fact is that 60% of the Simple Session viewers are using an Apple computer." said Dulieu.

TOP 10 countries, who submitted to breaking the record were UK, Estonia, USA, Japan, Russia, Germany, France, Finland, Canada and Poland.

Europe’s leading sports television channel Eurosport 2 will be broadcasting two half-hour shows dedicated to Simple Session 12 in the beginning of May, one covering the skateboarding and the other the BMX finals. The shows are produced by Simple Session and will, aside from the highlight moments of the event, feature talks, reports from side events and much more. Simple Session 12 was also covered by Fuel TV and ESPN. Simple Session 12 webcast, powered by Freecaster.tv was webcast LIVE on Simple Session webpage and Extreme.com.

Simple Session 12 was presented by Nestle Lion. The contest crew sends out a big thank-you to Simple Session devoted sponsors Red Bull, Vans, Swedbank, Evian, Quiksilver, Sportland, Subrosa, Shadow Conspiracy, Quintin, Rite, Gopro, Vapiano and Tallinn city.

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Drew Bezanson takes third win!
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Simple Session 12 BMX final results:

1 Drew Bezanson CAN
2
Brett Banasiewicz USA
3
Harry Main GBR
4
Daniel Sandoval USA
5
Pat Casey USA
6
Michael Beran CZE
7
Bruno Hoffman GER
8
Alex Kennedy GBR
9
Kevin Peraza MEX
10
Josh Harrington USA
11
Jack Clark GBR
12
Chad Kerley USA
13
Simone Barraco ITA
14
Maxime Charveron FRA
15
Dan Foley 21
16
Aj Anaya USA
17
Sebastian Keep GBR
18
Rob Armour USA
19
Sean Ricany USA
20
Sergio Layos ESP
21
Daniel Tünte GER
22
Paul Ryan GBR
23
Gary Young USA
24
Ben Hennon GBR


CAMILA HARAMBOUR WINS FIRST EVER SISTER SESSION
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The first ever girls BMX jam - Sister Session - was truly BMX history in the making. The contest saw 8 top female riders from around the world demonstrate some amazing riding (and tears of joy), never before witnessed at Simple Session. The contest ended with Camila Harambour (CHI) taking the first place, Angie Marino (GBR) second and Chiara Felder (GER) third.

Sister Session 2012 girls BMX results:

1 Camila Harambour CHI
2 Angie Marino USA
3
Chiara Felder GER
4 Saki Sawada JPN
5 Katherine Diaz VEN
6 Rebecca Berg GER
7 Zandile Mkwanazi GER
8 Flavia Santos BRA


AUSTEN SEAHOLM WINS SS12 SKATEBOARDING CONTEST
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SS12 SKATEBOARDING FULL RESULTS:

1 Austen Seaholm USA
2 Axel Cruysberghs BEL
3 Simon Stricker SUI
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4 Thaynan Costa POR
5 Phil Zwijsen BEL
6 Jonathan Thijs BEL
7 Tomas Vintr CZE
8 Didrik Galasso NOR
9 Gosha Konishev RUS
10 Tim Zom NED
11 Bastien Salabanzi FRA
12 Ruben Rodrigues POR
13 Ross McGouran GBR
14 Max Kruglov RUS
15 Egor Golybev RUS


SKATE SEMI-FINAL RESULTS
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12 of the semi-final's highest scoring skaters will join Tim Zom, Axel Cruysberghs and Ruben Rodrigues in the finals.

1 Ross McGouran GBR
2 Max Kruglov RUS
3 Jonathan Thijs BEL
4 Tomas Vintr CZE
5 Simon Stricker SUI
6 Thaynan Costa POR
7 Phil Zwijsen BEL
8 Didrik Galasso NOR
9 Gosha Konishev RUS
10 Austen Seaholm USA
11 Egor Golybev RUS
12 Bastien Salabanzi FRA
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13 Maxim Habanec CZE
14 Woody Hoogendijk NED
15 Lukas Danek CZE
16 Jani Laitiala FIN
17 Giorgio Zavos GRE
18 Martin Pek CZE
19 Madars Apse LAT
20 Misha Poponin RUS
21 Joshua Young GBR
22 Joao Pedro Oliveira BRA
23 Korahn Gayle GBR
24 Kris Vile GBR
25 Tim Prozorov EST
26 Jaakko Ojanen FIN
27 Rodrigo Albuquerque POR
28 Jarne Verbruggen BEL
29 Samu Karvonen FIN
30 Timotej Lampe Ignjic SLO
31 Dima Dvoynishnikov RUS
32 Sam Partaix FRA


Simple Session qualifiers LIVE replays!
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BMX QUALIFICATION RESULTS!
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1 Drew Bezanson CAN
2 Brett Banasiewicz USA
3 Pat Casey USA
4 Michael Beran CZE
5 Gary Young USA
6 Harry Main GBR
7 Daniel Sandoval USA
8 Kevin Peraza MEX
9 Bruno Hoffman GER
10 Alex Kennedy GBR
11 Aj Anaya USA
12 Josh Harrington USA
13 Ben Hennon GBR
14 Jack Clark GBR
15 Rob Armour USA
16 Daniel Tünte GER
17 Dan Foley USA
18 Simone Barraco ITA
19 Sean Ricany USA
20 Maxime Charveron FRA
21 Sebastian Keep GBR
22 Chad Kerley USA
22 Paul Ryan GBR
24 Sergio Layos ESP
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25 Andres Lainevool EST
25 Dillon Lloyd CAN
25 Brandon Loupos AUS
25 Craig Mast USA
25 Jeremiah Smith USA
30 Scott Ditchburn GBR
31 Ryan Taylor GBR
32 Ondra Sléz CZE
32 Daniel Wedemeijer NED
34 Austin Coleman USA
35 Rob Darden USA
35 Dan Lacey GBR
35 Glenn Salyers USA
38 Leandro Moreira BRA
39 Kriss Kyle GBR
40 David Budko LTU
41 Björn Mager GER
42 Brock Horneman AUS
43 André Jesus BRA
44 Aaron Ross USA
44 Keith Schmidt USA
46 Adrian Malmberg SWE
47 Connor Lodes USA
47 Vasya Lukyanenko UKR
49 Dan Sieg USA
50 Joris Coulomb FRA
50 Mike Spinner USA
52 Ben Snowden USA
53 Ronnie Napolitan USA
54 Ruben Alcantara ESP
54 Kevin Kiraly USA
56 Dave Dillewaard AUS
57 Chris Courtenay AUS
57 Anthony McGuirk GBR
57 Ed Zunda LAT
60 Dylan Stark USA
61 Dean Cueson GBR
62 Ondra Belohoubek CZE
62 Tony Neyer USA
64 Rasmus Paimre EST
64 Jason Phelan IRL
66 Devon Smillie USA
67 Oliver Kurbas EST
68 Joseph Frans USA
69 Spencer Bass USA
69 Matthias Dandois FRA
71 Jacob Nedler SWE
72 Gabe Brooks USA
72 Danilo Bueno BRA
72 Viktors Kronbergs LAT
72 Eki Vainikka FIN
76 Shawn McIntosh USA
77 Ollie Evans GBR
77 Dawid Godziek POL
79 Daisuke Yoneta JPN
80 Ben Lewis GBR
80 Alexander Nikulin RUS
82 Erik-Olev Orgo EST
83 Panagiotis Manaras GRE
84 Joosep Nilk EST
85 Willem van Gansen BEL
86 Ola Selsjord NOR
87 Justin Fouque FRA
88 Mathias Augris FRA
89 Nicky van der Veen NED
90 Christian Rigal USA
91 Janek Wentzky GER
92 Oskars Zajarskis LAT
93 Toshio Takagi JPN
94 Talis Viirpalu EST
95 Victor Hellmersson SWE
96 Yasunori Nakatsuka JPN
97 Kevin Kalkoff FRA
97 Kaarel Pütsep EST
99 William Pinto BRA
100 Aleksi Jokio FIN
101 Eimantas Tunyla LTU
102 Adrien Lecompte FRA
103 Patrick Alaspää FIN


Skate qualification results
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3 first go straight to FINALS, the 32 following riders will continue tomorrow @ 11:30 in skate semi-finals:

1 Tim Zom NED
2 Axel Cruysberghs BEL
3 Ruben Rodrigues POR
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4 Maxim Habanec CZE
5 Phil Zwijsen BEL
6 Jani Laitiala FIN
7 Jonathan Thijs BEL
8 Joao Pedro Oliveira BRA
9 Bastien Salabanzi FRA
10 Woody Hoogendijk NED
11 Martin Pek CZE
12 Kris Vile GBR
13 Gosha Konishev RUS
14 Tomas Vintr CZE
15 Misha Poponin RUS
16 Didrik Galasso NOR
17 Austen Seaholm USA
18 Tim Prozorov EST
19 Giorgio Zavos GRE
20 Dima Dvoynishnikov RUS
21 Ross McGouran GBR
22 Jaakko Ojanen FIN
23 Madars Apse LAT
24 Samu Karvonen FIN
25 Korahn Gayle GBR
26 Simon Stricker SUI
27 Sam Partaix FRA
28 Joshua Young GBR
29 Jarne Verbruggen BEL
30 Rodrigo Albuquerque POR
31 Timotej Lampe Ignjic SLO
32 Egor Golybev RUS
33 Lukas Danek CZE
34 Thaynan Costa POR
35 Max Kruglov RUS

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36 Toomas Seppänen FIN
37 Fernando Bramsmark SWE
38 Brandon Turner USA
39 Georges Agonkouin FRA
40 Eero Anttila FIN
41 Tiago Lopes POR
42 Rob Smith GBR
43 Hendrik Gross EST
44 Duarte Pombo POR
45 Michal Mazur POL
45 Benjamin Gren POL
47 Karlis Bogustovs LAT
48 Dmitri Igolkin EST
49 Artur Nilov LTU
50 Raul Urberg EST
51 Marko Padernik EST
52 Douwe Macaré NED
53 Ron Deily USA
54 Wille Mäkelä FIN
55 Mack McKelton GER
56 Ivan Federico ITA
57 Kasperi Kropsu FIN
58 Marko Giordano ITA
59 Silver Jõesaar EST
60 Ronny Turpeinen FIN
61 Miika Sandelin FIN
62 Edgar Kiisa EST
63 Dan Wileman GBR
64 Rain Lindemann EST
64 Niilo Nikkanen FIN
66 Marko Laboszczak POL
67 Miks Grantins LAT
68 Kaspars Gobins LAT
69 Kristjan Prik EST
70 Aleksandr Tubin EST
71 Lukas Garbaciauskas LTU
72 Mindaugas Petravicius LTU


FINAL BMX Qualif startlist!
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Sean Ricany and Devon Smillie gettin some practice on!
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