The International Olympic Committee is one action away from including skateboarding, browsing and a number of other sports to the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games — a modification it spokens would be the “ most thorough advancement ” of the Olympic program in contemporary history.
The recommended bundle — which likewise consists of karate, sports climbing up and baseball/softball– provides “a crucial concentrate on youth” and represents “a mix of reputable and emerging sports with considerable appeal in Japan and beyond,” the IOC stated in a release.
Last year, after the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee suggested including the 5 sports, famous skateboarder Tony Hawk called it an interesting possibility.
“This is not just a excellent chance for our sport and the skaters , however likewise for the Games,” he spokened. “It is now more crucial than ever to protect the special culture of skateboarding makings our sport pertinent and so attractive.”