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Category: Sports Published on Thursday, 18 July 2013 10:07 Written by Ashley Woods and Kate Abbey-Lambertz, Huffington Post
Wednesday morning kicked off with a huge letdown for scores of Detroiters hopeful the city would be named the host of the Summer X Games. Unfortunately, sports broadcaster ESPN announced Austin has been chosen over Detroit, Chicago and Charlotte, NC, as the location of the extreme sports competition for the next three years.
Hosting the event, which has taken place in Los Angeles every year for the last decade, would have drawn visitors, positive attention and an economic boost to Detroit, and bid organizers worked feverishly for months to show ESPN that the network would benefit just as much from aligning itself with the city.
Well, ESPN, you might not have seen it that way, but that doesn't mean Detroit stays down when it gets knocked out. Whether or not the city hosts a sporting event, it's always been extreme. Here are just a few of the things that set us apart:
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