Olympics

The UK‘s skate prodigies on the sport’s Olympics debut
Culture

The UK‘s skate prodigies on the sport’s Olympics debut

Ride on — For the first time ever, skateboarding is embracing a more conventional status as an Olympic sport. Four skateboarders reflect on what happens to a subculture when it’s thrust into the mainstream.

Written by: Chloé Meley

BMX Freestyler Alex Coleborn has his eyes on the prize
Bike

BMX Freestyler Alex Coleborn has his eyes on the prize

Wheels up — From building his own ramps to representing Great Britain in Tokyo, freestyle BMX rider Alex Coleborn hopes next year’s Olympics can be a game-changer for the sport.

Written by: Huck

Pro skater Alex Decunha is Britain’s big Olympic hope
Skate

Pro skater Alex Decunha is Britain’s big Olympic hope

‘If you don‘t like it, look away’ — Following his appearance at NASS 2019, we speak to the young skateboarder about his journey from wide-eyed kid to 2020 hopeful.

Written by: Huck

The Caster Semenya ruling is a disgrace on the sporting world
Opinion

The Caster Semenya ruling is a disgrace on the sporting world

Rooted in misogynoir — The athlete’s case proves that, in sport, all women have to adhere to the blueprint laid forth by the bodies of white European cisgender women.

Written by: Danielle Dash

Uncovering the dark side of Russian rhythmic gymnastics
Outdoors

Uncovering the dark side of Russian rhythmic gymnastics

Over the limit — A new documentary follows gymnast Margarita Mamun as she trains for the Olympics – exposing a blunt, brutal and abusive preparation regime.

Written by: Hannah Clugston

How a drab shopping centre became a haven for London's skaters
Skate

How a drab shopping centre became a haven for London's skaters

The real olympic legacy — London is dying. Where culture and community once blossomed, now private security guards and Jamie's Italians now reign supreme. But in one drab East London shopping centre, a true skate community spirit lives on.

Written by: Tom Hale

Always pushing forward: Huck's best skate stories of the year
Skate

Always pushing forward: Huck's best skate stories of the year

Nothing can stop us — Whatever's happening in the rest of the world, skateboarders will always keep pushing forward. Here are some of the best skateboarding stories from 2016.

Written by: Paden Vaughan

Why adding surfing to the Olympic Games is bad news for surfers
Activism

Why adding surfing to the Olympic Games is bad news for surfers

From Where I Stand — So, it's official. Surfing has been added to the list of sports competed in at the Olympic Games, starting in Tokyo 2020. Despite the PR puff presentation of this being great news for the surf community, for surfers the reality is there's nothing to celebrate.

Written by: Dr Clifton Evers

How will Olympic selection affect surfing and skateboarding?
Skate

How will Olympic selection affect surfing and skateboarding?

A battle for the soul of the culture — News that surf and skate will feature in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has divided the community. Is Olympic selection the death of a counterculture or a bright new dawn for surf and skate?

Written by: Alex King

Skate O.G. Chris Cole on competitive skateboarding
Skate

Skate O.G. Chris Cole on competitive skateboarding

Keeping the young guns at bay — Chris Cole proves that you can combine competitive skating with a relevant contribution to the culture. We get his take on Street League and Olympic skateboarding.

Written by: Hannah Bailey

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