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Spain, Brazil, Germany added to Global X

ESPN this morning announced that Barcelona, Spain; Foz do Iguaçu, Brazil; and Munich, Germany, will join Aspen, Los Angeles and Tignes, France, in hosting an X Games event beginning in 2013.

The X Games events will spotlight the world's best action sports athletes -- in BMX, Skateboard, Moto X and Rally Car Racing at the X Games; and Skiing, Snowboard and Snowmobile at the X Games winter event -- against the backdrop of the host city.

"ESPN is giving athletes the opportunity to really chase their dreams, and the X Games are the most important and biggest events ever created for our sports," motorsports icon Travis Pastrana said in a statement. "The concept of bringing them to different places around the world is awesome, and I'm excited to see what it will do for action sports."