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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...

12 Rocking Ski Town Music Fests

Liftopia | Posted 08.05.2015 | 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.

Snowmobiler Wins X-Games Gold One Year After Brother's Tragic Crash

AP | PAT GRAHAM | Posted 01.26.2014 | Sports

ASPEN, Colo. (AP) — Colten Moore reached toward the sky and stuck three fingers into the air on one hand and his index finger up on the other. That...

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...

X Games Make Changes After Death Of Competitor

AP | PAT GRAHAM | Posted 05.12.2013 | Sports

DENVER — Seven weeks after a tragedy on the snowmobile course marred the Winter X Games, ESPN decided to scrap the best trick competition, sayin...

25-Year-Old Snowmobiler Clinging To Life After X Games Crash

AP | STEVEN K. PAULSON | Posted 01.30.2013 | Sports

DENVER -- Snowmobiler Caleb Moore was in critical condition Tuesday in a Colorado hospital after a dramatic crash at the Winter X Games in Aspen, and ...

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...

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.