International Olympic Committee (IOC) sports director Kit McConnell has claimed he is confident that the world's top skateboarders and event organisers will participate at Tokyo 2020, despite the hostility expressed by some in the sport about it being in the Olympics.
World Skate President Sabatino Aracu has claimed the organisation's name change from the International Roller Sports Federation (FIRS) "officially enshrines the new path" the sport will take in the future.
A name change from the International Roller Sports Federation (FIRS) to World Skate has been officially approved at a Congress in Nanjing.
Advertising and brand creation specialists partner with Skateboard England to promote sport's Olympic debut
London-based advertising and brand creation specialists MATTA have partnered with Skateboard England as the sport prepares to make its debut on the Olympic programme at Tokyo 2020.
Exclusive: Skateboarding warned of major split if merges with International Roller Sports Federation
Skateboarding faces a damaging split if a proposed merger with the International Roller Sports Federation (FIRS) goes ahead before the sport makes its debut on the Olympic programme at Tokyo 2020, it has been claimed.
International Roller Sports Federation (FIRS) and the International Skateboarding Federation (ISF) are set to merge, the organisations have announced.
International Roller Sports Federation (FIRS) President Sabatino Aracu has met with a delegation from Barcelona in Italian capital Rome to the discuss the progress of preparations for the 2019 World Roller Games.
Relations between the two bodies responsible for running skateboarding at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games are facing a first major test after an apparent difference of opinion over a Brazilian governance dispute.
Six-time Summer X Games park champion Pedro Barros has vowed to boycott the skateboarding competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games if a dispute surrounding the designated national governing body in Brazil is not resolved.
Sochi 2014 snowboarding gold medallist Iouri Podladtchikov has announced his intention to participate in the first-ever Olympic skateboarding competition at Tokyo 2020.
Controversial International Skateboarding Federation (ISF) President Gary Ream is to chair the new Tokyo 2020 Skateboarding Commission set-up following the sport’s acceptance onto the Olympic programme, it has been confirmed.
Skateboarding's bid to be added to the Olympic programme for Tokyo 2020 has hit a fresh crisis two days ahead of the final decision after it emerged the two rival organisations suppoed to organise the competition in the Japanese capital are involved in a legal dispute.
Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk believes the sport will provide a major boost to the Olympic Games should it be added to the sport programme for Tokyo 2020.
Exclusive: IOC to hold crisis meeting with rival organisers of Tokyo 2020 skateboarding as tensions continue
Further problems have emerged over the governance of a potential Olympic skateboarding competition at Tokyo 2020, insidethegames has been told, with a crisis meeting due to be held in Lausanne on Monday (May 30).
Exclusive: ISF President Ream set to head FIRS Commission running skateboarding competition at Tokyo 2020
A four-person International Roller Sports Federation (FIRS) Commission chaired by Gary Ream, the American President of a rival body, has been proposed to oversee a potential skateboarding competition at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, insidethegames understands.