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The ending to the Damn Am Select Series California stop could not have been any better. We went all over the country this year, from NYC and Pennsylvania in the east, to Atlanta and Chicago, and out to LA and Costa Mesa in the west. And after all of that, there we were at the final stop of seven, about to announce the winner from over 100 skaters, and it had come down once again to Dashawn Jordan and Yoshi Tanenbaum. The suspense was doubly intense because the winner here would also take the top spot in the yearlong battle for Damn Am of the Year, which includes that potentially career-making invite to skate the 2016 SLS Pro Open. Read more at Streetleague.com.

The International Skateboarding Federation (ISF) was set up in 2004 as the formally organized and not-for-profit world governing body for skateboarding. On the initiative of protecting skateboarding, ISF was established to provide direction and governance for the sport of skateboarding globally and to ensure the best possible representation of skateboarding as experienced by the participants and fans. The ISF aims to preserve skateboarding's integrity and authenticity as a sport, passion and lifestyle with freedom of self-expression and creativity at its core.

The ISF has reacted positively to today’s announcement that skateboarding may feature as an additional sport on the official program of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The news came from the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee which published a shortlist of five additional sports to be proposed to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for inclusion in the 2020 Games. Skateboarding is listed alongside baseball / softball, karate, sports climbing and surfing and featured with women’s and men’s events in Street and Park. The total envisaged number of participating skateboarding athletes is 80 with an equal gender split.

Tokyo, 28 September 2015 – The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee today announced that it has proposed 18 additional events from five sports to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for inclusion at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad (Tokyo 2020). It has become the first ever organising committee to be given this unique opportunity to contribute to the design of the Olympic Programme, thanks to Olympic Agenda 2020.