Skateboarding and the Olympics


The history of skateboarding in the olympics

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.


Supporting the sports development.

Team Rubicon is the UK’s only nationwide provider of skateboad coaching and with over 10 years experience in helping schools and councils deliver fun, safe and engaging sessions, we are uniquely placed to help the sport grow further at this exciting time.

In 2017, we taught close to 30,000 children nationwide through both school activities, as well as council programmes and initiatives.

From tuition based workshops aimed at new and novice learners, to contests for experienced skaters, to commentators and presenters for tv and radio coverage – our team of skateboard coaches are highly experienced and ready to help.

With skateboarding now officially in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics we’re keen to discuss how we can bring a piece of that excitement to your borough.


Our riders, judges, instructors, commentators and organisers will travel to you, bring all the equipment and provide great events.


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