It’s Officially Olympic time.

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International Olympic Committee Announced street and park skateboarding events to debut in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.  The IOC has some live video of the even with a horrible interface, but there’s an interesting bit where a reporter asks about the lawsuits in one of the so-called governing bodies of skateboarding, as well as anti-doping. The  Tokyo Skateboarding Commission sounds like a criminal investigation, but it is in fact, ” a partnership between the Fédération Internationale de Roller Sports and the International Skateboarding Federation formed under the guidance of the International Olympic Committee. The TSC is in charge of all aspects of producing the Skateboard Street and Park Terrain events at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.” 

Now that skateboarding is in the Olympics, maybe we’ll finally get some skateparks built… oh yeah. Well maybe our top athletes will be able to earn a living… oh yeah… It’s all moot now.

3 Comments

  1. Prickly Pete on August 4, 2016 - Reply

    Well at least it’ll be the only event with participants wearing jeans and carrying their wallets in their pockets during “competition.” Would love to see someone compete in a unitard and wrestling shoes.

    • UNIFORMS! Totally forgot about this. Will the US Olympic Skateboarding team have to wear uniforms? Let’s hold a design competition!

  2. Stephaan on August 8, 2016 - Reply

    Bring back the days of blue vans (Z boys), the Hobie and Sims team jerseys, etc. Seeing a team back then, wearing the same outfit, was a lot more special than what I see now. Being part of a team and wearing the same t shirt or whatever, gives a sence of unity. Freedom doesn’t come from wearing what you want, sometimes it can feel good to show you’re a member of a crew. Why else would theZ boys wear the same shoes…united we stand

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