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17 Photos To Celebrate The High-Flying Life Of Dave Mirra

The Huffington Post | Juliet Spies-Gans | Posted 02.05.2016 | Sports

Extreme sports fans around the globe are mourning the loss of 41-year-old Dave Mirra this morning, just one day after the BMX legend passed away in Gr...

12 Rocking Ski Town Music Fests

Liftopia | Posted 08.05.2016 | Travel

If you want to get to know the character of a ski town, go to a ski town music festival. The fun-loving locals are always there shaking their rumps at every show--be it clad in puffy jackets in the winter, rain coats in the spring, flannel in the fall, or flip flops in summer.

The United Nations of X Games

Chad Barr | Posted 03.24.2015 | College
Chad Barr

Increasingly, the highly acclaimed extreme winter sports competition and festival -- which takes place this weekend in Aspen, Colo. -- has developed quite an international accent.

X Games Brings Action, Music & Style to Austin

Joah Spearman | Posted 08.12.2014 | Style
Joah Spearman

With hot temperatures to greet the athletes and spectators (plenty of whom made the trek from California) and the introduction of a music festival featuring the likes of Kanye West and Pretty Lights, there was plenty of fashion sense to go around.

The 13-Year-Old Skateboarder You Need To Be Following On Instragram

Posted 06.04.2014 | Teen

Amateur skateboarder Jagger Eaton made history when he became the youngest X Games competitor in 2012 at the age of 11. Now at 13, he'll be competing...

This X Games Star Couldn't Find A Prosthetic That Would Let Him Compete. So He Invented His Own

The Huffington Post | Eleanor Goldberg | Posted 05.07.2014 | Impact

Soon after Mike Schultz lost his left leg in a snowmobiling accident, he found a way to keep on competing. The four-time X Games medalist had his l...

We're Talkin' Olympics! (Normal English Need Not Apply)

Rick Horowitz | Posted 04.17.2014 | Sports
Rick Horowitz

So how's your angulation? Thrown down any mad tricks lately?...

I'm With Stupid: Xactly What Is so Fun About These Games?

Todd Hartley | Posted 04.05.2014 | Denver
Todd Hartley

I don't get it. I honestly don't understand the appeal of the X Games. I realize that it's because I'm a crotchety, old fart, but they just strike me as really, really lame.

ESPN Chooses New Host City For Summer X Games

Posted 07.17.2013 | Detroit

Austin will host the Summer X Games for three years beginning in 2014, ESPN announced Wednesday. The city was one of four finalists vying for the ...

LA Mag: It's A Simple Choice, The X Games Should Be In Detroit

LA Magazine | Posted 08.28.2013 | Detroit

ESPN’s Summer X Games is soon to be L.A.’s Ex Games: After one final run this August, the event will head to one of four cities—Detroit, Austin,...

For Dad

Tony Hawk | Posted 08.14.2013 | Parents
Tony Hawk

My dad (Frank Hawk) died of lung cancer in 1995. He was my biggest fan. He supported me when I chose skateboarding over all other sports.

Party With The Beastie Boys' Mix Master Mike To Wow ESPN

The Huffington Post | David Sands | Posted 05.28.2013 | Detroit

The organizers of the Detroit's Summer X Games bid are holding a gnarly street party Tuesday to make a splash with ESPN representatives in town on a s...

Kia Makarechi

50 Cent Will Perform At The X-Games | Kia Makarechi | Posted 05.15.2013 | Entertainment

Entrepreneur, philanthropist, rapper: 50 Cent is many things nowadays. Come May 18, however, he'll reprise a lesser-known role as a featured performer...

ESPN Makes Detroit A Finalist For Chance To Host X Games

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.30.2013 | Detroit

It's official. Detroit wowed ESPN enough to be named a finalist in the sports network's quest to choose a host city for the Summer X Games beginning i...

Skateboarder Curses After Winning X Games Gold

Posted 04.22.2013 | Sports

After winning gold in the Women’s Street final of the 2013 X Games Foz do Iguaçu, Brazilian skateboarder Leticia Bufoni didn't mince words when ask...

WATCH: The X Games Detroit Trailer

Posted 04.03.2013 | Detroit

Glittering lights and abandoned towers. Soaring skyscrapers and vacant meadows. Innovation and abandonment. Detroit is a city of extremes. What better...

Kate Abbey-Lambertz

9 Things To Know About Detroit's X Games Bid | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 04.04.2013 | Detroit

Picture this: thousands of thrill-seekers flooding Detroit for a summer festival of alternative sports, music and film. It's not a sure thing yet, but...

Emma Diab

K-Rob: For The Kids Back Home | Emma Diab | Posted 05.10.2013 | Impact

(Photo by Jen Aborn) PRO BMX BIKER Kevin Robinson may hold a world record and have five gold medals under his belt, but he hasn't forgotten the e...

Jamie Dimon, Professional Skateboarder?

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 07.30.2012 | Business

The man President Barack Obama calls “one of the smartest bankers we’ve got,” is actually a professional X-Games skateboarder, according to some...

X Games Style: All Grown Up & Going Global

Joah Spearman | Posted 07.09.2012 | Style
Joah Spearman

The headline of this year's Games was the fact that this year -- X Games' 18th -- marked the end of the adolescent phase for ESPN's action sports juggernaut.

WATCH: Hot Wheels Race Tracks At Downtown LA

Posted 07.02.2012 | Los Angeles

Stop rubbing your eyes -- you're not dreaming. Thousands of downtown LA residents woke up to a giant Christmas gift this morning when construction...

Shaun White: I Was Mistaken for a Lady!

Graham Bensinger | Posted 08.26.2012 | Sports
Graham Bensinger

I recently sat down with action sports superstar Shaun White in which the two-time Olympic gold medalist shared the personal significance of becoming an Olympic champion and the challenges of being a two-sport athlete.

Against All Odds, She's Competing In The X Games

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.20.2012 | Teen

At first glance, Nicole Madsen might seem like a typical 19-year-old. She's a freshman at Taft College in California, but when she's not hitting the b...

The Boy Who Landed Skateboarding's First 1080

Stuart Claxton | Posted 07.16.2012 | Sports
Stuart Claxton

He may only be 12 years old, but Tom Schaar from Malibu, California is already big news within the world of skateboarding.

PHOTOS: 10 Extreme Sporting Events Around The World

Cheapflights | Posted 04.25.2012 | Travel

With the close of the Winter X Games and the start of the Iditarod, our experts compiled a list of the most extreme sporting events for thrill seekers.