In the upcoming IOC Executive Board meeting to be held in Monaco, December 5-9, 2014, several issues are on the table. First, according to President Thomas Bach, the Olympic Agenda, programming, and selection processes will be re-examined starting with 2020. In the future, cities entering into bids for hosting an Olympic Games will also have […]
Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing Announces Ebola Region Athletes Will Not Be Allowed to Compete in Combat or Pool-Related Events
On the eve of the kick-off the Nanjing, China, Youth Olympic Games, running from August 16-28, 2014, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) made an event-altering announcement: Young athletes from Ebola regions of Western Africa will not be allowed to compete in combat events or pool events. In addition, those from the region will be subject […]
Historic Reunion of the Z-Boys Skate Team Attracts Fans of Surfing and Skateboarding to THELABELLAB Exhibition”The Z-Boy Show -Direct from the Source”
A rare gathering of the OG’s of Dogtown attracted hundreds of fans who came out to see the retrospective photography, art, decks, boards of the Z-Boys, and pay homage to the team that started the movement of skateboarding.
Alife Out of NYC Continue Producing Original Concepts in Street Fashion, Sneakers, Retail, Publishing, and Art, Creating a Wake of Wannabes from Their Own Natural Evolution
The guys behind the legendary core brand alife, Rob and Arnell, are not the type of guys who are going to spill their guts to media about how they stay so original in order to prove their cred-factor. They simply are original and have gained cred by working seriously hard for a long time on aesthetics, product, and quality results that embrace their lifestyle -which happens to be enviable in today’s contemporary street fashion scene. These guys, who were the Creative Directors for Mass Appeal Magazine, presented graffiti art and the artists behind the scenes in such original formats that some account it for being the birth of the mainstream graff movement of today.
New Sports Trends Impacting Youth Culture Lifestyles Indicate Changing Marketplace Especially for Skateboarding, Rise of Fixed Gear Cycling, Aggressive Inline, Other Sporting Cultures
Two weeks ago, we were quoted in USA Today in an article that the newspaper was working on regarding a story that noted Tony Hawk was the highest recognized athlete among young people. This, to them, marked a serious change in sports. At Label Networks, we have been tracking so-called youth sports or action sports since our inception and even before that, personally, as the former senior editor of Snowboarder Magazine. In the article, I was quoted for saying that it’s “not uncommon” that action sports heroes would rank higher within certain demographics than football, basketball, and baseball players.