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X Games cancels women's Skate Vert

Updated: May 31, 2011, 12:31 PM ET
By Matt Higgins | ESPN Action Sports

ESPN has eliminated women's vert skateboarding from the program at the X Games beginning July 28 in Los Angeles.

"We look for sports that have a solid year-round infrastructure, a growing participant base, an established annual competition schedule, rising youth talent pools, ample access to courses, low barriers of entry into the sport and myriad other factors," a statement from ESPN X Games read. "After thoughtful discussions and evaluation of many of those factors, we have decided ...

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