Skateboard / BMX try again for Olympics

Skateboarding and BMX freestyle have a shot at becoming Olympic sports at the 2016 Summer Games …

Cycling’s world governing body, the Switzerland-based Union Cycliste Internationale, and others are lobbying for the sports to be added to the 2016 Games in Rio …

UCI attempted to include skateboarding in London’s 2012 Olympics, but it fell through …

… The IOC has set a limit of 28 sports for the 2016 Games, meaning several sports will compete over the last two available slots. For example, baseball and softball are making bids for a return, as both were dropped from the 2012 program because not enough top players were able to compete. Other events looking for a spot in Rio include golf, rugby, squash and karate.

ESPN (April 2011)

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Pierre-Luc Gagnon.

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