Munich, Tignes et Barcelone sans X Games en 2014, les évènements sont annulés selon l’annonce d’ESPN
Extrait du communiqué d’ESPN
International X Games events in Tignes, France; Foz do Iguacu, Brazil; Munich and Barcelona will not continue in 2014, ESPN announced Thursday.
« We are proud to have run world-class competitions for both the athletes and spectators; however the overall economics of these events do not provide a sustainable future path, » ESPN said in a statement.
The network said domestic X Games events in Aspen, Colo., and Austin, Texas, will be held in 2014, as scheduled.
The international events in 2013 provided some milestone performances. In Tignes, Iouri Podladtchikov landed the first-ever YOLO Flip in Snowboard SuperPipe. In Foz do Iguacu, Jake Brown landed the first 720 ollie in Skateboard Big Air, and in Barcelona, Alana Smith surpassed Shaun White to become the youngest X Games medalist ever with her second-place finish in the debut of Women’s Skateboard Park.
In 2014, the 19th year of X Games, competitions will be held in Aspen from Jan. 23-26 and Austin from May 15-18.
Next year will be the first time Austin hosts a summer X Games, ending the event’s 11-year tenure in Los Angeles.