Discussion

Skateboarding in the Olympics?

Updated: April 1, 2011, 12:46 AM ET
By Brock Buesing and Paul Glader | ESPN Action Sports

Skateboarding and BMX freestyle have a shot at becoming Olympic sports at the 2016 Summer Games, thanks in part to added push from sports power players who want to attract younger viewers and action sports fans.

Cycling's world governing body, the Switzerland-based Union Cycliste Internationale, and others are lobbying for the sports to be added to the 2016 Games in Rio De Janeiro. Discussions are under way "to have BMX freestyle as well as skateboarding in the Olympic program," ...

Read full story

Comments

You must be signed in to post a comment

Already have an account?

MORE ACTION SPORTS HEADLINES