2020 Olympic skateboard selection begins with June’s Dew Tour; Winter Dew Tour location still uncertain | SummitDaily.com

2020 Olympic skateboard selection begins with June’s Dew Tour; Winter Dew Tour location still uncertain

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Norwegian snowboard star Stale Sandbech boardslides a rail during the 2018 Dew Tour snowboard slopestyle competition in December at Breckenridge Ski Resort. Sandbech won the competition. After their contract with Breckenridge expired after last year's event, Dew Tour is currently in discussions with several resorts about the future location of Dew Tour.
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Stops on this summer’s Dew Tour skateboarding circuit will serve as qualifying events for the sport’s Olympic debut at the 2020 Tokyo Games.

The Dew Tour contest in Long Beach, California, set for June 13-16 will be the first U.S.-based qualifying event for both park and street competitions. The tour will also host the final qualifier before the selection period closes at the end of May 2020.

Countries will be allowed to send a maximum of six men and six women to the games.

A total of 20 athletes will compete in each skateboarding event at the Tokyo Olympics. This will include the top three finishers at the 2020 World Championships, one from the host country and the remainder based on their ranking over the qualifying period that began in January and runs through the end of May 2020.

Winter Dew Tour site not yet set

After the Winter Dew Tour’s contract with Breckenridge Ski Resort expired after December’s event, the Dew Tour is still searching for its next home.

Spokeswoman Melissa Gulloti said in an email on Thursday that Dew Tour is currently in active discussions with several resorts about the future location of the Winter Dew Tour.

This past December was the 11th consecutive year competitions took place in Breckenridge.

In early years, after the Winter Dew Tour was launched in 2008, Breckenridge Ski Resort was one of several hosts along a multiweekend touring event held at different sites. In more recent years, Breckenridge Ski Resort served as the official and total host of a singular annual Winter Dew Tour event.


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