Skateboarding at the Summer Olympics
|Skateboarding at the Summer Olympics|
Bid for inclusion
On September 28, 2015, skateboarding was featured on a shortlist along with baseball, softball, karate, surfing, and sport climbing to be considered for inclusion in the 2020 Summer Olympics. On June 1, 2016, the International Olympic Committee's executive board announced they were supporting the inclusion of all five sports (counting baseball and softball as only one sport) for inclusion in the 2020 Games.
- "IOC approves five new sports for Olympics game Tokyo 2020". 3 August 2016.
- "Surfing and skateboarding make shortlist for 2020 Olympics". GrindTV.com. 2015-09-28. Retrieved 2016-08-08.
- "IOC Executive Board supports Tokyo 2020 package of new sports for IOC Session - Olympic News". Olympic.org. 2016-06-01. Retrieved 2016-08-08.