Hong Kong skateboarder Warren Stuart said reaction has been mixed over the sports inclusion in the Olympics. Photo: Xiaomei Chen Hong Kong skateboarder Warren Stuart said reaction has been mixed over the sports inclusion in the Olympics. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Hong Kong skateboarder Warren Stuart said reaction has been mixed over the sports inclusion in the Olympics. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Patrick Blennerhassett
Opinion

Opinion

Patrick Blennerhassett

Tokyo 2020: skateboarding and breakdancing waltz into Olympics as inclusion smacks of ‘cool kid’ syndrome

  • Skateboarding and ‘breaking’ stand in stark contrast to sports like squash that have tried, and failed, to get into the Games
  • The International Olympic Committee is clearly playing favourites, trying to woo a new generation of fans

Hong Kong skateboarder Warren Stuart said reaction has been mixed over the sports inclusion in the Olympics. Photo: Xiaomei Chen Hong Kong skateboarder Warren Stuart said reaction has been mixed over the sports inclusion in the Olympics. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
Hong Kong skateboarder Warren Stuart said reaction has been mixed over the sports inclusion in the Olympics. Photo: Xiaomei Chen
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Patrick Blennerhassett

Patrick Blennerhassett

Patrick Blennerhassett is an award-winning Canadian journalist and four-time published author. He is a Jack Webster Fellowship winner and a British Columbia bestselling novelist. He has covered sport for the Post since 2018.