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Sunny Skies for Saturday's X Games Action

By Eric Richardson
Published: Sunday, August 01, 2010, at 02:11PM
X Games 16 Eric Richardson [Flickr]

Eli Reed rides the lip of one of the "teacups" on the street course built atop the L.A. Live Event Deck for X Games 16.

On a pair of courses tucked atop L.A. Live's west garage, Venezuela's Daniel Dhers took home the gold in Saturday's BMX Park competition, while Ryan Sheckler narrowly beat out 15-year-old Nyjah Huston to claim his gold medal in Skateboard Street.

The garage roof, known as the "Event Deck," brought outdoor events back Downtown for the first time since construction began on the entertainment complex. The first three X Games to be held in Los Angeles had been centered on the parking lots just north of Staples Center, but they were bumped to the Home Depot Center by the project's start in 2007.

This year, the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum hosted skateboard and BMX big air, Super X, Moto X Freestyle, and rally car racing. Vert events took place inside Nokia Theatre on Friday, and Staples Center hosts Moto X Speed & Style this evening.

X Games 16 runs through 8pm tonight. A free "X Fest" is open to the public on Nokia Plaza and Chick Hearn Court.


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