X Games Mark Munich
Posted by Salman Mitha
Posted in ESPN X Games
Olympic Park will host event from 2013 – 2015
Olympic Park, Munich, May 2 – May 2 – A little than a year after losing the 2018 Winter Olympics, the city of Munich was chosen to host another global sporting event, the ESPN X Games.
Munich will be part of ESPN’s plan to globalize the event, holding it six cities during the year, starting in 2013.
Los Angeles and Aspen in the United States, and Tignes in France were originally announced, joining them will be Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil, Barcelona, Spain, and the Bavarian capital.
“The accepted bid for the X Games is not only a great confirmation of our efforts, but also an important milestone for the future development of the Olympic Park,” exclaimed Ralph Huber, the head of the historic park.
“I think this is a wonderful present for the Olympic Park’s 40th anniversary,” added mayor Christian ude.
Ten months ago, it seemed Munich would host the 2018 Winter Olympic games, but Pyeongchang, South Korea won the bid, leaving Germany and Katarina Witt in tears.
But the Olympic Park management team picked themselves up and quickly submitted a bid to host the X Games, not only for one year, but for 2014 and 2015 as well.
“Munich is a wonderful city with a vibrant youth and action sports culture,” said Chris Stiepock, Vice President of X Games EVents, ESPN. “The can-do spirit helped make Munich an easy choice for us. We wanted to be where we feel welcome and Munich made us feel very welcome.”
There will also be a youth action sports lifestyle festival. Along with sports but showcasing cultural aspects music, style, dance, film, photography, and fashion.
Tickets and further details will be available soon for the X Games to be held June 27 – 30, 2013.
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