In an effort to appeal to younger audiences, the International Olympic Committee in 2014 began allowing the organizers of each Games to include provisional new events for the Olympics they host. Skateboarding was one of the five new events proposed by Tokyo organizers, and it will be contested at the Games for the first time this year. (It also has been confirmed for the 2024 Paris Olympics.)

There are two skateboarding competitions for both men and women: park and street. Here’s what you need to know.

What to know

  • How does the Olympic park skateboarding competition work?
  • How does the Olympic street skateboarding competition work?
  • Where will the Olympic skateboarding competition take place?
  • What is the schedule for the Olympic skateboarding competition?
  • Who are the top American hopefuls in Olympic skateboarding?
  • Who are the top international hopefuls in Olympic skateboarding?