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ESPN Dips Toe In Global X Games Again, Licenses Event For Oslo In February

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 09 / 01 / 15

Nearly two years after ESPN abruptly canceled its ambitious Global X Games series after losing more than $30M, the action sports property is wading back into the overseas markets. ESPN today announced that it has licensed the X Games Oslo, set for Feb. 24-28 in the Norwegian capital, in partnership ...

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