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Fiction becomes reality if you've seen Akira... but in the world outside anime it's an Olympic year...
Bringing it back to anime, I found the official Olympics promo. As with all these things, I have no idea what the mascot is supposed to be, but the video's quite rousing.
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Japan looks for a way out of Tokyo Olympics because of Covid
The Japanese government has privately concluded that the Tokyo Olympics will have to be cancelled because of the coronavirus, and the focus is now on securing the Games for the city in the next available year, 2032.
Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Vaccine rollout will help us stage rescheduled event, says chief executivehttps://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/olympics/55762303
Olympic organisers hope the Covid-19 vaccine will mean the rescheduled Tokyo 2020 Games can take place in July - despite a newspaper report on Friday casting doubt on their going ahead.
An unnamed government official was quoted in the Times stating it would be "too difficult" to hold the event.
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Skateboard England X Habito National Championships 2021Quote:
The event's hosting and timing will enable British skateboarders hoping to qualify for the Tokyo Olympic Games the opportunity to gain Olympic qualifying points. It will also allow them to compete in the other upcoming qualification events, which skateboarding's International Federation has recently announced will re-start in May.
The competition will be broadcast live on BBC iPlayer, BBC Red Button, BBC website and the Skateboard GB YouTube Channel.
Kids down here seem to be split 50/50 between skateboards and scooters. Will be interesting to see if Tokyo affects that.
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Robee J Shepherd says...
"Kids down here seem to be split 50/50 between skateboards and scooters."
Is there a mobility scooter event then. 🤔🙂
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Robee J Shepherd says...
"Kids down here seem to be split 50/50 between skateboards and scooters. Will be interesting to see if Tokyo affects that."
Scooters are more popular here in the skateparks, the girls generally prefer to use their scooters - it's easier, or rather skateboarding has quite a steep learning curve compared to scootering.
I'm maybe biased, but just to get on a scooter and go down the bottom of your road is pretty easy, but on a skateboard requires more effort to learn and get the hang of.
Now don't get me wrong, the other weekend at the skatepark, one of mine decided she wanted to start off at the top of a quater pipe on the scooter, and drop in. I stood up there with her and I'm glad she listened to me and didn't give it a go :) They'll happy scoot up the ramp a bit, and go down the wedge ramps, but they haven't got the hang of navigating transition. Never having done it myself, I can't show them either.
Skateboarding has had quite a few ups and downs over the years, it was probably around the time of Back to the Future when it started to get popular which was around the time I first got into it. It's quite popular again now, there are high street shops, and small independent ones, IoW has Wight Trash which has a good reputation with skaters, I understand some of the IoW locals aren't so happy with the name :)
SLS Street League is pretty big, and since traditional sports brands like Nike, Adidas, NB are involved now there's a lot more mainstream exposure, and money.
The Olympics is funny, as some skaters hate it, same happened with snowboarding in the winter olympics, it's "selling out", but if it gets it more exposure, more acceptance, more understanding, then that will lead to more government funding for skateparks, better facilities etc.
Funnily enough, one of the issues is about "uniform" which isn't normal for skateboarding, usually boards, hats, t-shirts etc have huge logos/names of sponsors across them, but you can't do that in the Olympics, just the small logo for clothing company, and skaters usually choose their own clothes, which isn't typically normal sports wear.
Sky Brown is one of our big hopes, she's amazing, she's only 12, so her means her size means it's hard for her to go big, but her technical ability is outstanding for someone so young. She's young enough to have no fear, although she did have a pretty terrible fall on Tony Hawk's ramp, but is young/fit/healthy enough to bounce back
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watching the skateboarding, not seen the men's yet, but from what I've seen of the women's I'm sad to say they shouldn't waste money on air fair and hotels :( I'm not saying women can't skate, but the competition overseas is far superior to the best we have on display today :(
give it a few years time, may be different, as the "commentators" have reminded us, some have only been skating a few years, but it shows.
interesting the men's is pretty good, but looking at the bios they're pro, the women aren't. The gap makes the one in football look insignificant.
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assuming it goes ahead:
also Sky Brown & Bombette Martin confirmed for Team GB female skateboard team
Sky Brown is amazing, she should medal, Bombette, is good, but sadly not good enough to medal, she was best at the qualifiers, but well, there wasn't much competition sadly.
The Olympic Games in Japan will be held without spectators at venues in and around the capital after a spike in coronavirus infections.
Japan in state of emergency again, I know they want to save face, but still, seems strange they still want to go ahead. Those sponsors must be be very persuasive?
I saw somewhere that Euro 2021 is still Euro 2020 as so much stuff had been made/printed in advance they didn't want to landfill/destroy it!