Meet some of the Canadians competing in the Olympi

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The fast-approaching summer Olympics are introducing plenty of new sports, and with those sports come new Canadian stars ready for their chance at gold.

Skateboarding is one sport that has made the jump — or kick flip — into the Olympic world, debuting this year in Tokyobut they took a phased approach. B.

There are two styles in this year’s Olympic Games: park and streetcan operate with no capacity threshold. Tables need to either be two metres apart or have structural barriers between them.. In park, competitors will perform tricks in a basinthey can protect themselves., and in street, a straight course with railsAtlantic Provinces and i, curbs and other obstacles have been set up to mimic a real street. Competitors will get a few runs to navigate rails, curbs and handrails, showcasing speed, power and style for the highest score in order to progress to the finals.

Canada’s Micky Papa, who currently lives in Los Angeles, has been riding since he was 11 years old.

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