Skateboarding could be included in 2020 Olympics

October 5, 2015
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There’s a chance that the 2020 Olympic Games may have a new-wave twist to them: According to a report from TIME, skateboarding, along with baseball/softball, karate, sport climbing and surfing are begin considered as new competition categories. [Photo via Wikimedia Commons]

“It is exciting that skateboarding could possibly be included in the Olympics,” offered skateboarding icon Tony Hawk. “This is not only a great opportunity for our sport and the skaters, but also for the Games.”

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A final decision on the proposed additions will be made by August 2016. 

Currently, Los Angeles, California is bidding to host the Games in 2024. If the city manages to make the cut, it would only be fitting for skateboarding and surfing to be included.

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