A new sport for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics...
Skateboarding is one of five new sports to be recommended for inclusion at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
The Games hosts are being given a chance to bring in more sports popular in their country to boost ratings and attract greater sponsorship. Skateboarding is an "emerging, youth-focused sport, popular both in Japan and internationally" said a statement from the Tokyo 2020 organising committee.
The skateboard governing body - under the tagline "Rolling to Tokyo" - has submitted a plan that will see both street and park skateboarding included in the future - aswell as a five-year set of events that would raise awareness ahead of the Games.
Skateboarding is widely considererd the most popular youth sport and with the support of many of the worlds best known skaters, including Tony Hawk and Rob Drydek - the future looks bright for skateboarding in the Olympics.
In the video (right), pro skater Chris Cole talks to the Wall Street Journal about the growing global popularity of the sport and why skateboarding is now ready for its place in the Olympics.
The International Olympic Committee will make a final decision next August.
Skateboardings growing popularity...
How you can get in the Olympic spirit...
Why not introduce skateboarding to your school?
Team Rubicon is the UK’s biggest Action Sports School and with 9 years experience, is the biggest and most active provider of skateboard lessons in the country.
Through primary and secondary schools, county council projects and special events, we have taught tens of thousands of boys and girls of all ages and abilities, to learn to skate in a fun and safe environment.
Our instructors are nationwide and hugely experienced. They travel to you, they bring all the equipment needed and they use whatever space you have available. We fit to your schedule.
Now is the perfect time to get children learning the basic skills and moves of skateboarding - and even give them the chance to watch the instructor do a few moves that you might see at the Olympics!
Perfect for Sports Days, P.E. lessons, Reward Days, Community Fun Days, Fetes and Festivals.
Bring skateboarding to your school or community...
We travel to you. Our instructors work nationwide.
We bring all the equipment. Skateboards, helmets and pads.
We use any space you have. Whether it's a playground, gym or even a carpark.
Our staff are DBS checked. Ready to work with you.
We have 3rd party insurance. Extra peace of mind.
Widely accredited. We have worked with schools nationwide.