New Zealand skateboarding : towards a national structure
MacFarlane, John; Wheaton, B.; Thorpe, H.; Desmarais, , F.
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Citation:MacFarlane, J. D., Wheaton, B., Thorpe, H., & Desmarais, F. (2018, October). New Zealand skateboarding: Towards a national structure. Paper presented at the Action Sports and the Olympic Games Symposium, Avantidrome, Cambridge, New Zealand.
Permanent link to Research Bank record:https://hdl.handle.net/10652/4401
WHY? International Olympic Committee (IOC) recognized skateboarding as an Olympic event QUESTIONS: Is anyone organizing skateboarding in New Zealand? Are there any NZ governing bodies? What is happening at the high performance level? Does anyone care? Key issues governing actions sports ...Pressures for formalize and institutionalize. Tensions for action sports Tensions for skateboarding Is the traditional sport federation model a legitimate form of organising for skateboarding in New Zealand?