Legendary skateboarder Tony Hawk will act as an NBC Olympics reporter for the Tokyo Games, throughout which skateboarding makes its Olympic launching.
Hawk, 53, signs up with a reporter group that likewise consists of the popular figure skating set of Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir, NBC News nationwide political reporter Steve Kornacki and acclaimed broadcasters Mary Carillo and Jimmy Roberts.
“With their unique presentation styles, the correspondents will tell stories about the athletes, competition, culture, and history, as the Olympic Games return to Tokyo for the first time since 1964,” according to an NBC Sports news release.
Hawk, a 12-time world champ, participated in the 1996 Olympic Closing Ceremony throughout a severe sports efficiency to acid rock music.
He ended up being the very first vert skateboarder to land a 900 in 1999. Also that year, the Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater™ computer game debuted. A 46-year-old Danish skateboarder who remained in the very first variation of that video game received the Tokyo Games.
Skateboarding was contributed to the Olympic program for Tokyo under brand-new guidelines that permit hosts to propose sports strictly for their edition of the Games. Skateboarding was included together with baseball, softball, karate, sport climbing and browsing.
Skateboarding, sport climbing and browsing were likewise included for the 2024 Paris Games.
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1996 Olympics closing events. Outfits on point.
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— Tony Hawk (@tonyhawk) March 10, 2016