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X Games Expands Globally; Brings Back BMX Freestyle Dirt in 2013

It’s official! X Games is expanding globally in 2013 to six different cities across the globe. ESPN just announced the news for its global worldwide expansion which will now feature eight spots, 26 disciplines in iconic cities like Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil; Barcelona, Spain; and Munich, Germany in addition to current X Games cities Aspen, Colo.; Los Angeles, Calif.; and Tignes, France. As action sports fans, we will now get to enjoy the most wide-ranging program of sports and disciplines ever, in the history of X Games. MTB Slopestyle and Women’s Skateboard park will be two new additions while BMX Freestyle Dirt fans everywhere will have something to look forward to come 2013.

Here is more from the ESPN press release:

With the disciplines set, event planning and course designs underway, this expansion will be the first of its kind for the franchise in terms of size, scope and scale – setting a global stage to spotlight the world’s best action sports athletes in BMX, Skateboard, Moto X, Rally Car, Ski, Snowboard and Snowmobile – while also highlighting new and unique lifestyle, cultural and digital elements around the world.

“ESPN is giving athletes a tremendous opportunity to succeed and gain more exposure in their respective sports,” said action sports icon and 17-time X Games medalist Travis Pastrana. “It is awesome to see X Games not only take these sports to more cities globally, but I love seeing new sports added and the return of past, popular events.”

Tim Reed, senior director, X Games content strategy said, “We’re very excited to embark on this new chapter of X Games global expansion and to offer such a wide array of locations and amazing backdrops for the sport disciplines in 2013. Showcasing the world’s best action sports athletes in six world-class host cities will enable fans to experience premier competition and the unique culture synonymous with the new world of X Games.”

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