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BMX Freestyle Park Added to 2020 Tokyo Olympics

June 12, 2017

Another reason to be stoked about the future of BMX: The International Olympic Committee announced BMX Freestyle Park will be added to the official program for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. For BMX riders and fans alike, it’s been a long time coming. The sport is far from new. In fact, it’s viewed within the action sports community as one of the old guard. So it might surprise some that BMX is still fighting for a place in the mainstream. Being an Olympic sport will help legitimize BMX even more, which will hopefully translate into increased investment in BMX facilities and programs. The competition will attract the best BMX riders from around the world, including potentially many riders competing at the upcoming Nitro World Games, like Daniel Sandoval and Colton Walker, who were among the BMX legends pumped about the news:

#BMX freestyle park is confirmed in the @olympics in Tokyo for 2020!!😁🙏

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