Brazil to host international X Games events in 2013
May 3, 2012
The X Games, formerly a U.S.-based exhibition of extreme sports, will now include three international events in Brazil, Germany and Spain. In a partnership with ESPN, the X Games are making an effort to bring the action sports event to fans around the world starting in 2013.
"ESPN has been committed to the X Games franchise for nearly two decades and is incredibly excited for the future and this new endeavor," said John Skipper, president of ESPN. "We are bringing significant focus to this expansion because we believe in the universal appeal of these sports and competitors and want to share the X Games experience with fans around the world."
The Brazilian city of Foz do Iguacu was chosen for its ties with nature to promote sustainability. One of the events will be held at the Iguacu Falls, one of the most scenic locations in the world. There will also be games at the Itaipu Dam and the Foz do Iguacu Convention Center. Those who want to find out more about the upcoming X Games can make calls to Brazil with international phone cards to ask their friends.
The X Games will also be coming to Munich, Germany and Barcelona, Spain.