Tony Hawk — WAKE UP, Olympics … You NEED Skateboarding

Exclusive 0217_tony_halk_videoSkateboard 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