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From skateboarding2020.com

August 3, 2016

Orange County, Calif. —  The Tokyo 2020 Skateboarding Commission, a collaboration between the Fédération Internationale de Roller Sports (FIRS) and the International Skateboarding Federation (ISF), is proud to announce the addition of Skateboarding into the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. At a press conference today in Rio de Janeiro, the IOC named Skateboarding as one of five new sports making their historic Olympic debuts.

The ending to the Damn Am Select Series California stop could not have been any better. We went all over the country this year, from NYC and Pennsylvania in the east, to Atlanta and Chicago, and out to LA and Costa Mesa in the west. And after all of that, there we were at the final stop of seven, about to announce the winner from over 100 skaters, and it had come down once again to Dashawn Jordan and Yoshi Tanenbaum. The suspense was doubly intense because the winner here would also take the top spot in the yearlong battle for Damn Am of the Year, which includes that potentially career-making invite to skate the 2016 SLS Pro Open. Read more at Streetleague.com.

Congratulations to the two 2015 SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Champions, Leticia Bufoni and Kelvin Hoefler. The Brazilians both made SLS history yesterday in Chicago, IL. Leticia took home the win for the first-ever Women’s Division, and Kelvin is the first SLS rookie to win a Super Crown Championship, or any SLS stop.

Check the 2015 SLS Nike SB Super Crown World Championship coverage page for results, videos, news, photos, and more.

The ISF has reacted positively to today’s announcement that skateboarding may feature as an additional sport on the official program of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The news came from the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee which published a shortlist of five additional sports to be proposed to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for inclusion in the 2020 Games. Skateboarding is listed alongside baseball / softball, karate, sports climbing and surfing and featured with women’s and men’s events in Street and Park. The total envisaged number of participating skateboarding athletes is 80 with an equal gender split.