Skateboarding at the Summer Olympics
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Skateboarding made its debut appearance at the 2020 Summer Olympics in 2021 in Tokyo, Japan.[1] It has also been provisionally approved by the IOC for inclusion at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.[2]

World Skate currently sanctions Olympic skateboarding.[citation needed]

Bid for inclusion

In September 2015, skateboarding was included in a shortlist along with baseball, softball, karate, surfing, and sport climbing to be considered for inclusion in the 2020 Summer Olympics;[3] and in June 2016, the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that they would support the proposal to include all of the shortlisted sports in the 2020 Games.[4] Finally, on August 3, 2016, all five sports (counting baseball and softball together as one sport) were approved for inclusion in the 2020 Olympic program.[1] One of the biggest obstacles for skateboarding for an inclusion at the Olympics was that huge injuries in skateboarding were so risky (which can include death) and the IOC was less likely to take liabilities. Also the skateboarding sub-culture helped push the idea that the Olympic Games were too "mainstream" for the sport, and as a result skateboarding organizations did not campaign heavily to put the sport in the Olympic Games.[5]

Events

2020

Main article: Skateboarding at the 2020 Summer Olympics

Medalists

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Men's park
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Keegan Palmer
 Australia
Pedro Barros
 Brazil
Cory Juneau
 United States
Women's park
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Sakura Yosozumi
 Japan
Kokona Hiraki
 Japan
Sky Brown
 Great Britain
Men's street
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Yuto Horigome
 Japan
Kelvin Hoefler
 Brazil
Jagger Eaton
 United States
Women's street
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Momiji Nishiya
 Japan
Rayssa Leal
 Brazil
Funa Nakayama
 Japan

Medal table

Sources:[6]

RankNationGoldSilverBronzeTotal
1 Japan (JPN)3115
2 Australia (AUS)1001
3 Brazil (BRA)0303
4 United States (USA)0022
5 Great Britain (GBR)0011
Totals (5 entries)44412

References

  1. ^ a b "IOC approves five new sports for Olympic Games Tokyo 2020". Olympics.org. International Olympic Committee. August 3, 2016. Retrieved August 22, 2016.
  2. ^ "IOC Official news announcing the provisional inclusion of Skateboarding in the 2024 summer Olympics in Paris". olympic.org. 2019-06-25. Retrieved 2019-09-15.
  3. ^ "Surfing and skateboarding make shortlist for 2020 Olympics". GrindTV.com. 2015-09-28. Retrieved 2016-08-08.
  4. ^ "IOC Executive Board supports Tokyo 2020 package of new sports for IOC Session - Olympic News". Olympic.org. 2016-06-01. Retrieved 2016-08-08.
  5. ^ "Watching Olympic Skateboarding Among 20 Skeptical, Aging Skaters". The Atlantic. 5 August 2021.
  6. ^ "Olympic Analytics - Medals by Countries". olympanalyt.com. Retrieved 2022-01-31.