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IOC Announces Winners of First Let’s Move Street Challenge



The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has revealed the first-ever winners of the Let’s Move Street Challenge – the unique online competition supported by Worldwide Olympic Partner Samsung, inviting BMX, Breaking and Skateboarding enthusiasts to showcase their best moves and creative skills.

Twenty-one winners from 13 countries have been selected by the judges from thousands of entries, unlocking an all-access trip to watch some of the best athletes competing for their ticket to Paris 2024 at the first Olympic Qualifier Series in Shanghai.


BMX Freestyle Park
Melville Smith (United States of America)
Ozawa “Miharu” Miharu (Japan)

BMX Real Street
Andres “Mickey” Michael (New Zealand)
Eleonora (Greece)

BMX Dirt
Tommy Crail (United States of America)
Michelle Neuner (Switzerland)

Skateboarding Park
Eddie Acres (Australia)
Malgorzata Burkacka (Poland)

Skateboarding Real Street
Carlos Burgos (Cuba)
Guadalupe Aime (Argentina)

Skateboarding Street Park
James Huntley (New Zealand)
Keily Frank

Breaking Best Round
Penny “Penny” Deng (People’s Republic of China)
“Vinilla” Yelyzaveta Ovcharova (Ukraine)

Breaking Power Move
Pisani “Arthur” Alves de Silva Arthur (Brazil)
Bgirl Small (People’s Republic of China)

Breaking Footwork
Keith Jennings “Ghost”
Adejoke “Cruxy” Victoria Akinbogym (Nigeria)

Street culture
Jonatan Mineiro “Ze pequeno BMX” (Brazil)

Best produced
Maxime Castillon (France)

Most surprising video
Higor Cruz “Higorcruzb” Balthazar (Brazil)

These 21 award winners selected by the judges will now have the opportunity to experience first-hand the athletes’ Road to Paris 2024, with an-all access trip to an Olympic qualifying event in Shanghai in May 2024.

The new Olympic Qualifier Series is a four-part event series that will bring together the best athletes in one urban park for a festival-style event and will serve as the ultimate qualification stage for BMX Freestyle, Breaking, Skateboarding and Sport Climbing.

At least half of the qualification spots for Paris 2024 will be allocated through the Olympic Qualifier Series, with 464 athletes set to compete.

The winners were revealed during a one-off, 60-minute show streamed on, bringing together participants, fans and athletes from across the three sports to celebrate the competition and the sports and communities surrounding them.

It was hosted by BMX rider Darryl Nau, and featured judges Christie Hughes (BMX), Suzanne Reekers (Skateboard), BBOY Spin (Breaking) and Little Shao (Creative).


Fans were also able to join a live chat to share their reactions to the winners and interact with each other and had the chance to win exclusive Let’s Move Street Challenge merchandise.

The Let’s Move Street Challenge, supported by Worldwide Olympic Partner Samsung, is a new Olympic initiative from the IOC. It is a unique digital competition that invited people from around the world to showcase their sporting and creative talent in BMX, Breaking and Skateboarding.

With the vision of being open, accessible and inclusive and providing inspiration to practise sport, competitors were invited to enter the challenge by submitting a 30-second video of themselves performing their best move.

All the Olympic Street Challenge entries are available to watch now on

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Giovanni Vianna’s Top 5 SLS Scores of 2023



Giovanni Vianna earned his first Street League Skateboarding Super Crown title last year. Will he be able to defend his crown in the 2024 SLS Tour?

Let’s rewind to how Giovanni was able to push his way up to get the Super Crown.

In the Chicago and Sydney stops, he managed to land in the nine club in the knockout rounds, but they weren’t enough to get him to the finals.

But come the Super Crown Championships, he was able to land three nine-club scores, with 9.4 being the highest, enough to snatch the crown from his closest rival, Vincent Milou.

Watch how it all went down in the video above.

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The 2024 SLS Tour: Bigger and Better



The SLS Tour will return bigger and better in 2024. Up to $1.8 million prize purse is at stake, with $100,000 to go to the Super Crown Champions.

The tour is also adding more stops for a total of eight, including three SLS “Apex” spot-based events. Regular stops include Paris, San Diego, Australia (TBA), and Tokyo.

The SLS Super Crown Championships 2024 will be again held in São Paulo, Brazil, on December 14-15.

The SLS Tour 2024 will kick off at Adidas Arena, Paris, France, on February 24. Tickets are now available on the SLS website.

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Rayssa Leal’s Top 5 Scores of SLS 2023



Before the first stop of Street League Skateboarding this February, let’s look back to how Rayssa Leal managed to land her top 5 scores of 2023.

Rayssa kicked off the 2023 season with a win at the Chicago stop and finished with a Super Crown in São Paulo. It was her second Super Crown win.

She is surely someone to watch out for in the 2024 SLS Tour, which will commence on February 24 at the Adidas Arena in Paris.

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