Skateboarding an Olympic Cycling Sport?! Now It’s Starting to Make Sense

Jeff at 8:04 am on Monday, June 18, 2007
Tagged: Update

Chris mentioned below that Tony Hawk has apparently been involved in the process of trying to get skateboarding introduced to the Olympics for the past three years. And since putting together an international governing body for a sport and then trying to convince the IOC to approve a new category for said sport is an unbelievably difficult job, they’re looking into fast-tracking the process by presenting skateboarding as a sub-discipline of cycling. Sounds a tad askew, right? Well as is often the case, things tend to start making more sense when you look a bit deeper.

2 comments/responses

Comment - sarah

June 18, 2007 @ 7:29 pm

Very interesting stuff. Thanks for this Jeff.

Comment - stacey

June 27, 2007 @ 9:07 am

Ooooh. I get it now.

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