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.
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Exactly 45 years ago today, Margaret Court, Australia's 30-year-old multiple Grand Slam winner, stepped onto a court in the tennis outpost of Ramona, California.
As the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) World Championships slide into cruising speed in Denmark this weekend, the betting has been less than crystal clear regarding which of the "big six" is likely to win it.
Johannes Vetter is pawing the ground.
The first women’s European Rowing Championships were staged on the Bosbaan course in Amsterdam in August 1954. Yet it took quite some time once he became International Rowing Federation (FISA) President in 1958 for it to occur to Thomi Keller that women’s rowing ought to be part of the major expansion in their activities he was overseeing.
Patrick Baumann was politeness personified when we met in the lobby of the Intercontinental Hotel during a particularly freezing day at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang recently.
Eighty years after it was released, Olympia, the epic film of the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, remains one of the greatest sports films of all time.
He was a champion of local farmers, a newspaper man who left school at 13 and worked his way up, a lover of athletics who founded a prestigious club and became Canada’s Olympic team manager, a man who would never take "No" for an answer, and who could not stand arrogant Americans.
Pioneer cricket tour to Reconciliation Action Plan - how Australia has come to embrace its Aboriginal sporting heritage
The 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast will coincide with the 150th anniversary of the first great landmark in Australian sport.
For all the splendour of the setting at the beachside Casino Municipal in Biarritz, day two of the International Federation of Fitness and Bodybuilding (FBB) World Fitness Championships had been a long one.
The Bahamas - and the Olympic Movement - honour the late Sir Durward Knowles, centenarian and Olympian extraordinaire
On Monday (March 5) this week an Olympic flag, together with a letter from the President of the International Olympic Committee, Thomas Bach, was presented to Lady Holly Knowles at the Ebenezer Methodist Church in Nassau to honour her husband.
India attracting attention as SportelAsia approaches with “gold rush feeling” over China on the wane
The latest edition of SportelAsia, the international sports media and marketing event, is interestingly-timed.
The Who, Oasis, Eric Clapton, Elton John, Britney Spears, Justin Timberlake, Kings of Leon, Beyonce, Arctic Monkeys, Tina Turner and, of course, Black Sabbath are among the acts who have played at Birmingham’s National Indoor Arena, re-branded four years ago as Arena Birmingham.
From whiff whaff and Gossima beginnings, table tennis continues to be a smash hit as sport prepares to come home
Post London 2012, the Copper Box Arena - which hosted handball, modern pentathlon and goalball during those glorious Olympic and Paralympic Games - has been used for a variety of other sports, including basketball, badminton, netball and wheelchair rugby.
Think of the 1988 Calgary Winter Olympics, and there is a good chance that the first two images coming to mind will be the Jamaican bobsleigh team rumbling down the track and Britain’s Eddie "The Eagle"Edwards taking off from the ski jump ramp.