Heated talks between ESPN X Games organizers such as Chris Stiepock and professional skateboarders such as Bobby Burnquist, Tony Hawk, and a slew of others (not to mention those flaming message boards on various skate-related sites and blogs) have caused the X Games to continue with its 13-year-tradition of holding a vert (a.k.a. halfpipe) competition for both skateboarding and BMX at the Summer X Games in Los Angeles in July.
X Games Re-Instates Vert Competition After Heat from Pro Skaterboarders BMX Rider-What This Means about The State of Halfpipe Competitions, Including the Youth Olympic Games
Youth Olympic Games Narrow Prospect Cities to Moscow Singapore Olympics Try to Get Relevant, Connect with Urban Culture; Launch of the YOG Winter Games (without Snowboarding)
While I may be the only one who’s reading the International Olympic Committee Reports these days about the launch of the Youth Olympic Games, there’s some fresh news to note that again makes the Olympic Committee sound incredibly antiquated. As we’ve noted in the stories below as we continue to track what’s going on with the development of the Youth Olympic Game movement (YOG), new revelations by the old-boys network has come to light in a recent report.