IOC president says urban sports crucial to Olympics' future

IOC president says urban sports crucial to Olympics' future

Thomas Bach emphasised the importance of urban sports for the future of the Olympics as he kicked off the second stop of the Olympic Qualifying Series yesterday in Budapest. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) president has been impressed with the inaugural series of the OQS so far, with the Olympic trials which determine which athletes will compete in the Paris 2024 attracting thousands of spectators to watch over 450 athletes from more than 120 National Federations compete in breaking, BMX freestyle, skateboarding and sport climbing in a festival-like event fusing sport, art, music and culture in a festival atmosphere.


Last stop on the Olympic Qualifier Series begins Thursday in Budapest

Last stop on the Olympic Qualifier Series begins Thursday in Budapest

The second and final stop of the Olympic Qualifier Series (OQS) begins this Thursday in Budapest with over 460 athletes competing to qualify for a spot in the Paris Olympics. The OQS is the International Olympic Committee’s new multi-sport festival-style series to determine which athletes will go on to represent their respective countries in BMX freestyle, breaking, climbing and skate. Its inaugural four-day event in Shanghai was attended by 45,000 spectators, including the IOC’s president, Thomas Bach, who praised the event’s organisers




OQS: China sweeps BMX titles while Japan dominates breaking

OQS: China sweeps BMX titles while Japan dominates breaking

The Olympic Qualifier Series (OQS) concluded yesterday with the world's top freestyle BMX riders, B-Boys and B-Girls, skateboarders, and sport climbers vying for a spot at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. 464 participants from 120 national federations gathered at Shanghai’s Huangpu Riverside Urban Park 16-19 May in the first of a two-part festival-style series.