There seems to be a big debate about skateboaring being an olympic event. On one hand it makes sense that it should be, it's a popular sport with the Xgames drawing viewers, being an olympic event would push the popularity and keep a sport prone to lapses in popularity revelent. On the other hand there is a core of skaters who want to keep the sport more counter culture and "underground" and pure. I personally think those days are long gone anyway. Skaters are getting non-sport related sponsers and the Xgames has moved the sport out of the underground. As much as I understand why the top skaters tend to stay away from contests, and many skaters want to stay counter culture, I think it should be an olympic event. I don't watch the olympics because I don't care about the events. I watch hockey in the winter games, but that's it. I don't care who the fastest runner or swimmer is and I don't care how many hurdles you can jump. But I think it would be cool to see the worlds best skaters going competing. Rodney Mullen is still a much better skater than most of the guys competing in the Xgames, Dew Cup, and so on. I want to see the best push each other. That is something our sport is missing. That is why the sport loses popularity at times. I, for one, am for it.