Skateboarding at the Olympics: how it works
09 June 2021 | 4:08 pm
Brandon Valjalo, South African national skateboarding champion and future Olympian, explains how his sport will work at the Tokyo Games. Skateboarding will make its Olympic debut alongside three new disciplines: surfing, karate, and climbing. Baseball, which debuted at the 2008 Games in Beijing, also returns to the programme.
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