The Tokyo 2020 Olympics was historic in so many ways, but of course it was most notable for finally introducing skateboarding events. The result of extensive lobbying from major figures in the industry was an astounding success, and it’s safe to assume that 2020/2021 was just the first of many skate events in the Summer Games (hell, put skateboarding in the Winter Games, too… just find a parking garage and some patriotic mittens).
In the latest upload from the Olympic YouTube channel, you can watch some of the best moments from all four events condensed into a neat 4-minute package to tide you over until 2024 (why does everything have to be in multiples of 4?). Check it out, above!
Thanks to all of you who have followed our Olympics coverage over the past five years—ever since details about skateboarding in the big show started to trickle down from the information spout in 2016. Our long-running ‘Pushing For Gold’ series introduced you to the skaters of the American team, and we even hosted the U.S. National Championships this year! (This wouldn’t have been possible without support from Got Milk and TikTok, so crack open a cold one and watch some lip syncing videos today.)