We’re back with another Weekly Round-up. This week, of course, it’s all about the Olympic Games. A historical moment for the culture, 2021 marks the first ever appearance of skateboarding on that global sporting stage. Have you been watching? It’s been interesting to say the least. Here’s a little more about that…
THE OLYMPICS BEGINS
SKATEBOARDING TAKES THE GLOBAL STAGE
Well, it’s finally happened. Skateboarding is in the Olympics, and the Olympics has begun. Big congrats to Japan’s Yuto Horigome and Momiji Nishiya for taking home Gold at the Men’s & Women’s Street this weekend. Still to come are the Park competitions. It’s a historic moment and we’ll be talking a lot more about it over the coming days. You can find out all the results here.
THE GOSSIP GAMES
EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT SKATEBOARDING IN THE OLYMPICS
Kim Woozy, Kristin Ebeling, and Alex White have just dropped The Gossip Games! 90 minutes of women’s skateboarding gossip to hype us all up for the first time the sport has ever appeared in the Olympics. It’s been a long journey. So settle back and soak in the past, present and future of women’s competitive skateboarding and the road to the Tokyo games.
KEITH HARING LIVES ON
EXHIBITIONS IN FINLAND & JAPAN
Throughout his career, Keith Haring produced murals, sculptures, and paintings to benefit hospitals, groups for underprivileged children, and various community health organizations. Though Haring is no longer with us, his work continues to be exhibited (see these awesome events in Finland and Japan). And his work still helps groups in need; by purchasing our Keith Haring collection, you can support Skateistan’s operations in Kabul, Afghanistan.
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