Tim McFerran, President of the World Skateboarding Federation (WSF), has described next weekend's Street League Skateboarding (SLS) Pro Open at London's Copper Box as appearing like "a marketing gimmick".
A 2009 survey found that there were 11.8 million active skateboarders in the world. It also estimated that skateboarding was worth an estimated $4.8 billion (£3.5 billion/€4 billion) in annual revenue. Neither figure is likely to have diminished in the meantime.
Exclusive: Skateboarding warned of major split if merges with International Roller Sports Federation
Skateboarding faces a damaging split if a proposed merger with the International Roller Sports Federation (FIRS) goes ahead before the sport makes its debut on the Olympic programme at Tokyo 2020, it has been claimed.
Rival skateboarding bodies still seeking "clarity" as battle continues over who would govern sport at Tokyo 2020
An agreement is still yet to be reached between the three bodies vying to run a potential skateboarding competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, as negotiations continue ahead of a crunch meeting of the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Programme Commission on March 18.
World Skateboarding Federation (WSF) President Tim McFerran today claimed they should be given much of the credit for the sport being recommended for inclusion on the Olympic programme at Tokyo 2020.
Da Nang in Vietnam will play host to the first-ever Southeast Asia Skateboarding Championships next year, the World Skateboarding Federation (WSF) has announced.
A proper international body not driven by commercial opportunities must run skateboarding, Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) President Francesco Ricci Bitti warned here today.
Reigning Summer X Games champion Nyjah Huston of the United States edged Brazilian rival Luan Oliveira to claim the men’s street title at the Skateboarding World Championships, held during the Kimberley Diamond Cup in South Africa today.
Jimmy Wilkins successfully defended his vert world title on the second day of action at the Skateboarding World Championships held during the Kimberley Diamond Cup in South Africa, leading home a United States clean sweep of the podium positions.
Exclusive: International Skateboarding Federation still hoping to manage Tokyo 2020 competition if sport selected
Discussions are still being held by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) about who would oversee a skateboarding competition if the sport is ultimately added to the Tokyo 2020 schedule following a recommendation by Games organisers today.
The World Skateboarding Federation (WSF) have revealed their ranking system for street skateboarders as the governing body prepares for the 2015 World Championships at the Kimberley Diamond Cup in South Africa.
Exclusive: World Skateboarding Federation President reveals talks with Los Angeles 2024 but admits still has lot to do for Tokyo 2020
World Skateboarding Federation (WSF) President Tim McFerran admitted he has held talks with Los Angeles 2024 about them being on the Olympic programme if they are chosen to host the Games, but admitted there is a “long way to go” if the sport is to be included at Tokyo 2020.
Qualifiers for this year’s Skateboarding World Championships who cannot afford to travel to Kimberley in South Africa due to lack of sponsor or Government funding will be provided financial assistance by World Skateboarding Federation (WSF), it has been announced.