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Skateboarding Shortlisted For 2020 Olympics
Roller sports, a category that includes skateboarding, has been shortlisted for inclusion at the 2020 Summer Games in Tokyo, and the World Skateboarding Federation has released the first-ever street skateboarding rankings.


International Roller Sports Federation will make their case to the organizers of the 2020 Games in August, and deliver a final proposal to International Olympic Committee September 30. The actual decisions will be made next August, before the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Summer Games.

The street skateboarding rankings released by the WSF are aimed at helping skateboarding organize in preparation for a potential Olympic opportunity.

The list for 2014, based on all the is as follows.

1. Kelvin Hoefler Brazil
2. Nyjah Huston United States
3. Ryan Decenzo Canada (the list, for what it's worth, says United States.)
4. Ishod Wair United States
5. Luan Oliveira Brazil
6. Trevor Colden United States
7. Chaz Ortiz United States
8. Alec Majerus United States (though the list, if you look at it, says Canadahappy Canada Day.)
9. Ryan Sheckler United States
10. Shane ONeill Australia

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