More than 5,000 people have so far signed a petition calling for "No Skateboarding in the Olympics" as battle-lines continue to be drawn following Tokyo 2020's decision to recommend the sport last month.
Reigning Summer X Games champion Nyjah Huston of the United States edged Brazilian rival Luan Oliveira to claim the men’s street title at the Skateboarding World Championships, held during the Kimberley Diamond Cup in South Africa today.
Jimmy Wilkins successfully defended his vert world title on the second day of action at the Skateboarding World Championships held during the Kimberley Diamond Cup in South Africa, leading home a United States clean sweep of the podium positions.
America’s Alexis Sablone secured the women’s street title at the Skateboarding World Championships at the Kimberley Diamond Cup in South Africa, while the event also saw the first ever African Continental Championships take place.
Exclusive: International Skateboarding Federation still hoping to manage Tokyo 2020 competition if sport selected
Discussions are still being held by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) about who would oversee a skateboarding competition if the sport is ultimately added to the Tokyo 2020 schedule following a recommendation by Games organisers today.
Exclusive: World Skateboarding Federation President reveals talks with Los Angeles 2024 but admits still has lot to do for Tokyo 2020
World Skateboarding Federation (WSF) President Tim McFerran admitted he has held talks with Los Angeles 2024 about them being on the Olympic programme if they are chosen to host the Games, but admitted there is a “long way to go” if the sport is to be included at Tokyo 2020.
Los Angeles’ candidacy for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games features a proposed venue for skateboarding located in the Coastal Cluster, the Bid Committee revealed when publishing new details of their plans yesterday.
Exclusive: Skateboarding and inline speed skating proposed by International Federation of Roller Sports for Tokyo 2020
Skateboarding and inline speed skating were the two disciplines put forward for inclusion at Tokyo 2020 today by the International Federation of Roller Sports (FIRS) during a crucial presentation, insidethegames can reveal.
Qualifiers for this year’s Skateboarding World Championships who cannot afford to travel to Kimberley in South Africa due to lack of sponsor or Government funding will be provided financial assistance by World Skateboarding Federation (WSF), it has been announced.
Exclusive: Skateboarding to hold global summit as sport tries to present united front for Tokyo 2020 bid
"Unifying all stakeholders" for the benefit of skateboarding has been declared as an aim by SportAccord ahead of a major conference seeking to help the sport's campaign for Olympic inclusion at Tokyo 2020.
Exclusive: Skateboarding not rushing to join SportAccord's "closed club" as ISF President shrugs off ineligibility
International Skateboarding Federation (ISF) President Gary Ream has reacted to news, revealed by insidethegames, that the governing body remains ineligible for SportAccord membership by insisting they will not push to enter a "closed club" of international sporting organisations.
International Skateboarding Federation (ISF) President Gary Ream has claimed retaining the sport's "unique" identity is more important than joining the Olympic programme.
A new partnership has been unveiled between the International Skateboarding Federation (ISF) and Street League Skateboarding (SLS) in what should prove a further boost for the sport ahead of its showcasing as an exhibition event in the Summer Youth Olympic Games here.
More than 70 countries have been invited to the World Skateboarding Championships in Kimberley, South Africa, later this year as attempts to widen the appeal of the sport with an eye to future inclusion on the Olympic programme continue to gather momentum.
SKATEBOARDING appears to have lost its opportunity to make its debut in the 2012 Olympics but BMX freestyling is expected to be included instead, insidethegames understands.