Sao Paulo, Brazil - Brazilian downhill star Douglas “Dalua” Silva was immortalized recently by ESPN Brasil when they invited him to place his hand and foot prints in cement at their Sao Paulo studios. The event was broadcast throughout Brazil and also included an interview where he talked about his downhill racing career.
Bathurst, Australia- The Australian Skateboard Racing Association and Newton's Playground event organizers are pleased to announce a prize purse of $10,000 for this years event. They have moved heaven and earth to lift this years prize money to reflect the growth in participation and professionalism of our sport in Australia and around the world.
I met John Ozman as he opened the gate to the hill, already on his cell phone captaining the ship. He graciously welcomed me and we drove up to the base camp, already alive with hurried activity. It was great to have a moment to talk with John, hear about how the week was going and the expectations for the day and for the future.