#Skateboarding Olympics


Japan's Yuto Horigome wins Olympics' first-ever skateboarding gold medal

TOKYO -- Had the first-ever Olympic skateboarding champion ridden his board out of the venue where he made history Sunday at the Tokyo Games, he quickly would have come face-to-face with clear evidence that his sport still has a way to go to winning hearts and minds. Just a quick...
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'Rebel' Skateboarding Is Ready For Its Olympic Debut in Tokyo

Skateboarding is ready for its time to shine at the Tokyo Olympics. Competitors will show off the skills they developed in the streets and skateparks around the world, and the hope is that they attract younger fans to watch the Games. It's been an interesting ride for the sport that...
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The Guardian

Japan’s Yuto Horigome wins first ever Olympic gold medal in skateboarding

Nyjah Huston first got inked aged 18. The tattoo was three words, “Skate and destroy”, which is a fair summary of a competitive skateboarding career that began when he turned professional aged 11. The titles and the tattoos kept coming. Now 26, the sport’s biggest star seemed poised to crown...
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The Guardian

Olympic men’s street skateboarding: Nyjah Huston goes for gold – live!

If you figured this morning’s action would be easy work for the USA! USA! USA!, you’d be wrong. Yes, Americans took two out of the top three. But Nyjah Huston in particular had a few bobbles, stepping off his board on each of his two runs and botching his first two tricks (we’ll get to the format in a second) before coming through in the clutch. Fellow American Jagger Easton will take some satisfaction in his performance, and we’ll stop the Stones references there. (We also will NOT make a Maroon 5 reference. The music mix here has been classic / alt rock, with some pump-up Zeppelin tracks, the Police and, oddly enough, multiple songs by The Cure.
NBC Los Angeles

4 to Watch: Skateboarding Ramps Up for Its Olympics Debut

Team USA finished the first day of the Olympics without a medal for the first time since 1972, but that's likely to change soon. That changed Sunday in Tokyo with a dominant performance in the pool for the U.S. Also on Sunday, skateboarding made its Olympic debut with a heavy...

How to watch skateboarding at the Tokyo Olympics

(NBC Olympics) — Skateboarding is making its Olympic debut in Tokyo, and NBC will livestream every minute of it. The men’s street competition — featuring World No. 1 Nyjah Huston — kicks things off on Saturday, July 24 (Eastern Time), then women’s street follows on July 25. Competition continues with women’s park — including 13-year-old Sky Brown — on August 3, then concludes with men’s park on August 4.

Since when is skate an olympic sport and why?

The Tokyo Olympic Games will be the first time that skateboarding is an Olympic discipline. After the Rio 2016 games, the IOC accepted that skateboarding, baseball, surfing, karate and climbing will be present at the Tokyo 2020 Games. Skateboarding will be an Olympic sport for the first time in Tokyo...
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Fort Worth Resident Represents Team USA in Tokyo Olympics Skateboarding

Alana Smith never dreamed they would be in the Olympics. Not because they didn't believe in themself, but rather because the sport they loved wasn’t considered for the world event. Then, word that history would be made in the Tokyo Olympics. The sport the Fort Worth resident has loved since...
Washington Post

What to know about skateboarding at the Tokyo Olympics

In an effort to appeal to younger audiences, the International Olympic Committee in 2014 began allowing the organizers of each Games to include provisional new events for the Olympics they host. Skateboarding was one of the five new events proposed by Tokyo organizers, and it will be contested at the Games for the first time this year. (It also has been confirmed for the 2024 Paris Olympics.)

How Good Was That Skateboarder's Kickflip? You Be The Olympic Judge.

Skateboarding is known for its scrappiness, stunts and general public antics. But it’s also beloved for its creativity, freedom and inclusivity, as Olympian Alana Smith pointed out last month while surrounded by their American teammates. The Tokyo Olympics will bring both the joy and the feistiness of the sport to the masses starting this weekend.