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Skype gets to the point with International USA Fencer, Natalie Vie

Natalie Vie

Skype is increasingly being used in more and more original ways. From pet sitting to portrait painting, we’ve found people are really taking advantage of our video calls. Recently we found another ingenious use for Skype—learning the ancient art of fencing. Natalie Vie photographed by Danny Kongos Fencing dates back to the 12th century and … Read more

We came, we saw, we loved every minute of X Games Austin 2016

Curren Caples competing in Toyota Skateboard Park Men's (Eddie Perlas / ESPN Images)

X Games Austin is officially done and dusted but we’re re-living some of the highlights. From rain to shine, the weekend was HUGE and packed with all the greatness we’ve come to expect from this annual summer event. Leticia Bufoni during practice for Skateboard Street Women’s (Photo by Eric Lars Bakke/ ESPN Images) On the … Read more

Get closer to the X Games Austin 2016 with Skype

Skype at X Games Austin 2016

It’s that time of year again and we’re prepping for our journey to the X Games Austin 2016 for our fill of skate, BMX, and motocross awesomeness. From June 2-5, the extreme sports world will flock to Austin, Texas and we’ll be there to bring you behind the scenes of it all on Twitter, Instagram … Read more

Professional street skater Leticia Bufoni shares the thrills of X Games Oslo with the help of Skype

Leticia Bufoni

When pro street skater Leticia Bufoni was a little girl growing up in Brazil, her grandmother gave her a skateboard as a gift and she fell in love with the sport. Ever since then she’s been working tirelessly to perfect the exciting terrain of street skating. So far her biggest achievement has been winning the … Read more

As X Games ends, Skype recalls some of the highlights

Gus Kenworthy

Whooaaaa… What a ride. After taking to the slopes of Colorado, Skype is still breathless, and slightly giddy, after the rush of the X Games Aspen 2016. Our mission was to bring fans closer to the action and to the athletes. And boy did we deliver the goods. Just a few of our personal highlights … Read more

More ways to stay active with Skype

Skype fit

How’s that new year’s resolution going? According to the University of Scranton, by the end of January, one in three people have given up completely, and two thirds of resolution makers duck out before reaching their goal. Ouch. And with almost 70% of those joining the resolution focusing on something health-related (Nielsen Insights) – Skype’s … Read more

Get closer to your action sporting heroes with Skype at X Games Aspen 2016

Skype X Games

X Games are back for 2016 — and so are we. Skype is excited and proud to be going to Aspen to share the thrills, the gossip and the behind the scenes fun. This year, we plan to get you guys closer to the excitement and hang out with some of your favorite riders such … Read more

Skype takes a journey to “The Other Side” with Sage Kotsenburg

Sage Kotsenburg

Hitting the slopes at five, making his US Open debut at 12, winning the Dew Tour overall title and silver at the European X Games at 16, and then Olympic gold at 20 – Sage Kotsenburg is the poster child for hard work and snowboarding success. After his Olympic win, Sage decided to take a … Read more

Skype gets squash fans in on the action

World Squash Championships

Last week, the world’s best squash players gathered in Bellevue, Washington to compete in one of the most prestigious squash tournaments – the PSA World Tour 2015 Men’s World Squash Championships. It all came to a head on Sunday night, as France’s Greg Gaultier took on Egypt’s Omar Mosaad, coming out on top in straight … Read more

Meet Rishi, our first winner of My Match Day

Match Day winner

For all you folks who entered our My Match Day competition, we’re proud to announce our first winner… (drumroll)… Rishi Mukherjee from Canada. In September, Skype partnered with The Football Republic and FullTimeDEVILS and asked all you soccer fans how you celebrate your Manchester United match day — and we were overwhelmed by entries from … Read more

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