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IFS To Showcase Skateboarding At Youth Olympics

The International Skateboarding Federation are bringing some of the worlds best skateboarders to Nanjin, China, to showcase skateboarding at the Youth Olympic Games.

Published: 7/31/2014

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IFS will be arranging two daily exhibitions featuring street and vert between August 17-27.

So far the rooster consists of skaters such as; Renton Millar (Australia), Leticia Bufoni (Brazil), Kelvin Hoefler (Brazil), Tomas Vintr (Czech), Lizzie Armanto (USA), and Chinese national skate organization members (CESA).

A skatepark will be built to host the event, that will be left for for the locals to use after the event.


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The International Skateboard Federation has now applied to the IOC to be officially recognised, wich is the first step for joining the Olympic programme.Earlier attempts to get skateboarding in the Olympics trough the International Cycling Union fell trough.But many support the idea of having skateboarding in the olympics, and some say it will happen.

Tony Hawk told Larry King that he thinks it is very likely that skateboarding is going to be in the 2020 Olympic Games.Rob Dyrdek is campainging to get skateboarding into the Olympics.Shaun White wants skateboarding to become part of the Olympic Games.
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