By Andres Pachon
A. Pachon, a journalist and skateboard addict, is a full-time writer for SHIT® Magazine.
Some historical and incredible news for our community and sport is the recent announcement of skateboarding participation at 2020 Olympic Games. The 2020 Olympic Games will take place in Tokyo, Japan and the best skaters from around the globe will confront in the Asiatic country. The competition will take place from July 24th to August 9th of 2020.
Skateboarding in Olympics For The First Time Ever
This announcement represents a great opportunity for all skaters around the world and an improvement for the culture. The Olympic committee allowed a total of 80 spots, 40 for women and 40 for men, that will represent equal opportunities for both genders!
All participants will be judged based on speed, creativity, timing, difficulty, originality, time in the air and many other aspects of their performances. Every country chooses their participants based on the results of
The Parks at Skateboarding Olympics
A totally skate based course will be built specifically for the competition, the details aren’t totally clear yet, but we know that it is going to be based in the two categories: park and street. For one side, the street course will be full of stairs, walls, benches and slopes, just exactly like real street spots would look like. On the other side, the park courses will be full of different types of bowls with substantial steep sides and dizzying heights.
The Participants Of Skateboarding at Tokyo 2020
Photo: Jason Lee (Unsplash)
Even though there’s still a few months left until the Olympics, some countries have already chosen their best skateboarders. For instance, the United States have already pick up a team of 16 awesome skaters. The top of the list is headed by names like Nicole Hause, Alex Sorgente, Lacey Baker and Jagger Eaton, just to mention a few names of the team.
Although many have argued that the skateboard incorporation to the Olympics could dramatically change the sight on skateboard and the way it is. We hope that this incredible news motivate more people to join our awesome community and take part in the sport.
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