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BBC to show skateboarding competition

UK public-service broadcaster the BBC has agreed a deal to show live coverage of the Street League Skateboarding series this weekend.

Coverage of the event, which will take place at the Copper Box in London, will be streamed live on the BBC Sport website and via the red button digital service.

Skateboarding was one of five new sports to be added to the programme for the Tokyo 2020 summer Olympic Games by the International Olympic Committee in August 2016, alongside baseball/softball, karate, sport climbing and surfing.