Here’s another rambling post from Boil The Ocean about – we think – the future legal targets that 2020 olympic skateboarders are going to become. There’s going to be assault allegations, drug testing, and much more scrutiny as skateboarding changes from a culture of unwritten rules to a sport of strict rulebooks. Nyjah Huston, Leticia Bufoni, and everyone else are going to be leading the charge. Time to lawyer up?

Sample:

Skateboarding always has been governed by unwritten rules; increasingly, it bows to written ones, trading no-compliance for steadier career pathways, societal thumbs-ups and, crucially, coin of the realm with which any number of foreign cars and uniquely shaped vape pens can be acquired*. Egged on by roller sports governing bureaucracies and gymnastics entrepreneurs, skateboarding has tooted the Olympics Warp Whistle, and now the miniature tornado approaches, promising transport to a new and wetly glistening land. Here awaits governance: the uniforms and sticker placement strictures are yet to come, but already Olympic aspirants such as Creature fiend Cory Juneau are running afoul of drug policies, with the support and encouragement of Mount Olympus clout-chasers such as Street League, and shouted from official rooftops by megaphone-bearers including World Skate President Sabatino Aracu and UK Anti-Doping educational and support executive Amanda Hudson:

“With skateboarding set to make its Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020, it’s vital that athletes have a good educational grounding on all things ‘clean sport’ and their anti-doping responsibilities, ahead of the Games.”

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Click to BOIL THE OCEAN for the 2020 essay on drugs and fights and lawyering up

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