As part of its mission to share the story of global sport, QOSM has curated a collection of objects from some of the most notable historic moments and distinguished personalities in sport history.
Complementing the permanent collection are significant loans from all around the world, including this skateboard, from the Skateboarding Hall of Fame in California, USA. It belongs to none other than the face of skateboarding himself, Tony Hawk.
Once known as ‘sidewalk surfing’, skateboarding found its stride in the sporting world in the mid-70s and garnered a passionate following in the 80s and 90s.
World Cup skateboarding has been around for almost 3 decades now, and skateboarding has had an official place at the Olympics since the (delayed) 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics.