Skateboarding Warned of Major Split if FIRS & ISF Merger Happens

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"Skateboarding faces a damaging split if a proposed merger with the International Roller Sports Federation (FIRS) goes ahead before the sport makes its debut on the Olympic programme at Tokyo 2020, it has been claimed.

FIRS and the International Skateboarding Federation (ISF) are set to form a new body called World Skate.

Tim McFerran, President of the World Skateboarding Federation (WSF), a rival of the ISF run by Gary Ream, claimed the future of the sport is being compromised for the sake of the Olympic Games."