May 1, 2012

SandBoxBlogs: Aspen Daily News "BREAKING NEWS: X Games to remain in Aspen through 2014"


Curtis Wackerle:
"ESPN and the Winter X Games have signed on for two more years in Aspen.

Officials with the television network announced Tuesday morning that Aspen will continue to be part of an expanded X Games lineup. Beginning in 2013, the action sports extravaganza will also host events in Foz do Iguacu, Brazil; Barcelona, Spain; and Munich, Germany. Existing X Games franchises in Los Angeles and Tignes, France will also stay put.

Tuesday's announcement, keeping the winter's largest event in town through 2014, marks the fourth time ESPN and Aspen Skiing Co. officials have extended the games' stay in Aspen since they first came to Buttermilk in 2002. The last contract, from 2009, expired after this year's event with no extension announcement, leaving many to speculate that the Winter X Games would be leaving Aspen, perhaps for Whistler, British Columbia, which had put in a bid to host the games.

“ESPN is thrilled to extend its relationship with Aspen Skiing Co., the city of Aspen, Pitkin County and town of Snowmass Village for two more years,” Scott Guglielmino, senior vice president of programming and X Games, said in a press release. “After 11 fantastic years of world-class competition and progression in Aspen, we’re delighted to move into the new phase of X Games growth towards a global youth and lifestyle brand with one of our most long-term and valued relationships.”...."
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