Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

World Skate announces skateboarding officially added to Paris 2024 Olympic Games

World Skate announces skateboarding officially added to Paris 2024 Olympic Games
December 9, 2020

World Skate announces skateboarding officially added to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games

World Skate has announced that skateboarding has been officially confirmed as part of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games program - following up on the IOC Executive Board's approval. After the request for inclusion, made by the Paris 2024 Organising Committee in February 2019, skateboarding has been included together with sport climbing, surfing and breakdancing.

IOC President Thomas Bach underlined the willingness of the Olympic movement to showcase youth-focused urban sports that can be practiced outside conventional arenas. As a part of this vision and concept, skateboarding events will take place in the very heart of the city of Paris, at the iconic Place de la Concorde.

Bach notes “With this program, we are making the Olympic Games Paris 2024 fit for the post-corona world. We are further reducing the cost and complexity of hosting the Games. While we will achieve gender equality already at the upcoming Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, we will see for the first time in Olympic history the participation of the exact same number of female athletes as male athletes. There is also a strong focus on youth.”

World Skate President, Sabatino Aracu added “From Tokyo straight to the heart of Paris, skateboarding is proud to be a part of this new urban movement within the Olympics, and we’re excited to see the hard work pay off. Especially during these difficult times, we want to thank the athletes and our whole World Skate family for their heart and dedication, as we continue to show the beauty of skateboarding to the world.

“The Olympic Games will have an equal representation between male and female athletes across all sports for the first time in Paris, with skateboarding having 22 male and 22 female athletes for both street and park disciplines.

“With the expectation of skateboarding's Olympic debut in Tokyo at an all-time high, the confirmation of its inclusion in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games will be a boost for skateboarding across the world.”

Images courtesy of World Skate 

Related Articles

3rd December 2020 - Parkour Earth urges IOC to reject application for the sport’s inclusion at the Paris Olympics

11th March 2020 - World Skate announces Gender Equality Commission appointments

13th November 2019 - Inaugural world Skateboarding Summit outlines pre 2020 Olympic plans

18th May 2019 - World Skate regrets exclusion of Skateboarding from the 2019 Lima Pan American Games

3rd March 2020 - YMCA and Seven West Media partner to broadcast Australian skateboarding championships

23rd January 2020 - YMCA partners with Skate Australia to deliver major skateboarding events

19th January 2018 - Australian skateboarding looks to unity in advance of 2020 Olympics

14th November 2015 - Dance to meet skateboarding at 2016 Great Southern Festival

17th December 2019 - Paris 2024 chooses Tahiti as site for Olympic surfing events

23rd November 2019 - Paris Mayor warns IOC of Airbnb ‘risks’ in advance of 2024 Olympics

2nd December 2015 - Australian venues to boost security following Paris attacks

22nd May 2017 - International Surfing Association aims for Paralympic inclusion

3rd June 2016 - IOC recommends five sports inclusion at Tokyo 2020 Olympics


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

Anti Wave International

Anti Wave International is the original suppliers of top performance swim, aquatic sports, leisure and pool programming equipment. Founded in 1971, Anti Wave International is proud of its…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Sport

 
 

TECHNOGYM AUSTRALIA

Technogym is the leading company in the Wellness and Fitness field all over the world. With 2,200 employees, 14 branches in Europe, U.S., South America, Asia  and Australia, Technogym exports its…

read more

Fitness / Technology / Wellness

 
 

LIFE FLOOR (Aus & NZ)

Our team believes floors should be beautiful, comfortable, and engineered for safety, even when wet. Life Floor tiles meet six unique performance based standards: slip-resistance, impact absorption,…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Recreation / Safety / Surfaces

 
 

CENTAMAN

Centaman has been a market leader in Enterprise Software Solutions for the leisure and recreation industry and both profit and not-for-profit attractions since 1991. It offers a wide range of software…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Technology / Ticketing

 
 

TICKETSERV

As of 2018, TicketServ operates as SeatGeek Asia Pacific Pty Limited, part of international ticketing platform SeatGeek. Click here to contact SeatGeek Asia Pacific via their entry in…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Events / Sport / Ticketing

 
 

Centaman Entrance Control

Turnstile Entry Systems and Access Control Centaman Entrance Controls’ Award Winning Range of Access Control Systems includes tripod & triarm turnstiles, speedgates, full height…

read more

Access / Entertainment / Sport / Ticketing / Venues

 
 

Aflex Inflatables

Aflex Inflatables are the leaders for obstacle courses, pool toys, waterparks and land-based watersides and fitness runs. They are industry leaders offering the widest range of pool, lake and beach…

read more

Aquatics / Play / Waterparks

 
 

BODY BIKE AUSTRALIA

BODY BIKE® International is a leading manufacturer of indoor bikes with a 20-year track record of creating the best indoor bikes. Stay connected with Body Bike Australia…

read more

Fitness / Recreation / Sport / Technology / Wellness

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business