Charlotte loses bid for X Games



Hipsters and crust punks in Charlotte, today just wasn't your day. Austin, Texas, was selected over Charlotte to host the 2014 X Games.

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According to the official release:

Austin was chosen from a pool of four finalists and will replace longtime host Los Angeles, which is bidding adieu to the X Games later this month after 11 years in the summer spotlight. Austin's inaugural X Games are set to take place May 15-18, 2014. Chicago, Detroit and Charlotte, N.C., also were in the running to replace L.A.

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