Olympic status a boon for non-traditional sports, but challenges lie ahead here

Skateboarder Firdaus Rahman - brother of Farris Rahman - showcasing his skills in a 2016 event.
Skateboarder Firdaus Rahman - brother of Farris Rahman - showcasing his skills in a 2016 event.PHOTOS: MILLENIAL EVENTS

SINGAPORE - Danger, daredevils and disruption are words sometimes associated with sport climbing, kiteboarding, skateboarding and breakdancing.

But this quartet are set to feature at the pinnacle of sport - the Olympic Games - soon. Sport climbing and skateboarding will make their debut in Tokyo next year, while kiteboarding (or kitesurfing) will make its bow in four years later.

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