12/07/2012 09:19 am ET

Detroit Getting The X Games Could Be Gnarly

An effort is under way to make Detroit a future host of the unofficial Olympics for skateboarding, BMX biking and other extreme action sports.

Sports broadcaster ESPN is expected to announce Monday whether Detroit makes the cut to be one of a dozen or so cities eligible to host the Summer X Games, the network's annual competition of nontraditional athletic endeavors.

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