The ESPN has announced that the Winter X Games in Tignes has been cancelled. All other International X Games events have also been called off (including Foz do Iguacu, Brazil; Munich & Barcelona) with financial reasons being given the blame. The X Games have been held in Tignes since 2010, bringing a major international event onto the European snowboard & freeski calendar.
“We are proud to have run world-class competitions for both the athletes and spectators; however the overall economics of these events do not provide a sustainable future path,” ESPN said in a statement.
The network said domestic USA X Games events, now in their 19th year, will be held in 2014 as scheduled; in Aspen, Colorado, from January 23-26 2014 and Austin, Texas, from May 15-18 2014.
We are gutted to see this awesome event go, having given the European snowboard scene, and the resort of Tignes, fantastic exposure over the last 3 years.