Skateboarding to the Olympics?

We’ve been hearing rumours for years.

Skateboarding exhibitions will be allowed during the Youth Olympics in Nanjing, China, in August, an opportunity presented by International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach last year to a sport seeking Olympic inclusion.

Skateboarding was the only non-Olympic sport invited to host exhibitions at the event, said Gary Ream, president of the International Skatingboarding Federation (ISF), according to Sports Business Daily. …

Olympic Talk

Boardr

Personally, I’m not much of a skateboard fan. I’d prefer aggressive inline rollerskating.

Tony Hawk:

skateboarding is “very likely to be in the 2020 Games”

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#2 Gym Casual on 07.28.14 at 5:19 pm

kinda weird…a lot of skateboarders don’t even consider it a sport and i would say most could care less about the olympics. i guess it would be more appealing to vert riders, less so to street skaters.

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