Two of the disciplines appearing in the sports programme of the Nanjing 2017 World Roller Games are also set to become Olympic sports: Speed and Skateboarding. Inline speed roller skating will be one of 32 Olympic sports at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, while skateboarding will premiere with all honours as an Olympic sport in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
“This is not only a great opportunity for our sport and the skaters, but also for the Games,” claims world skateboarding star Tony Hawk.
Tokyo 2020 will also include climbing, surfing, baseball and karate as Olympic sports.
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