Exclusive Skateboard legend Tony Hawk is calling out the old folks who run the Olympics … saying they need to wake the hell up and add his sport – if they know what’s good for “em.
When we asked Tony about the International Olympic Committee“s plan to drop wrestling from the Summer Games to add another sport, he said … “Well to be honest, at this point the summer Olympics needs skateboarding more than skateboarding needs them.”
“They need the excitement [the Winter Games has] with snowboarding.”
He added, the Summer Olympics are desperate for younger viewers … so skateboarding could be a quick fix.
Of course, there are a slew of sports competing for the spot — among them baseball/softball, karate, squash, wakeboarding and wushu — but the IOC won”t decide anything until the final vote in September.
Tony says, “I think if the IOC gets a clue they”re gonna put skateboarding in” by 2020.
Dear IOC, have you seen this kid