On 3rd August 2016, The International Olympic Committee (IOC) agreed to add baseball/softball, karate, skateboarding, sports climbing and surfing to the sports programme for the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020.
This marked a historic step in bringing the Games to young people and reflecting the trend of urbanisation of sport.
Since then the IOC has recognised the International Roller Sports Federation (FIRS) as the governing body for skateboarding, while acknowledging the International Skateboarding Federation’s (ISF) extensive experience and expertise in the organisation of skateboarding events and the representation of skateboarders.
The three parties have been working to establish a collaborative model to deliver the skateboarding events at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and embrace the global skateboarding community by supporting for the unique character of the sport.
There will be 80 athletes competing across 4 events and qualification will be based on World Skateboarding Rankings.