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Why Don't We Have Inline Skating In The US Olympic Games? (Updated)

Updated on October 17, 2016

Is it the blades vs. the wheels?

Why is inline speed skating, considered less of a sport than speed skating on ice? Are the inline speed skaters considered less of an athlete?

I don't think it could be the skaters themselves, these skaters are just as dedicated to their sport as any other athlete, so it must be the skates. Is it the blades vs. the wheels? No? Then why are inline skaters snubbed or ignored?

Kevin and I talked about this before and I decided to write this hub in Tribute to these fantastic skaters, their families and support groups. And also to ask the US Olympic Governing body to represent these athletes the same as the ice skaters.

I have tried numerous times to reach the Olympic Committee to ask them to add In-Line skating to the Olympic games. On one particular day, I was passed around to at lease 8 different people.

Q. Why will these people not hear me?

At the Colorado Springs, Olympic Center Johnny Shenko and his father Kevin are in Colorado Springs, Colorado, at the Olympic Training Center.
At the Colorado Springs, Olympic Center Johnny Shenko and his father Kevin are in Colorado Springs, Colorado, at the Olympic Training Center. | Source

Race the Rockies: Johnny is training for the race tomorrow.

The seventh wildfire just broke out

A little bit about what is going on with son Kevin and grandson Johnny.

A couple of hours before their arrival in Colorado I read that The seventh wildfire just broke out, this one about 30 miles from Denver. -- Source: The Los Angeles Times by Michael Muskal.

Posted on FaceBook by Kevin June, 19, 2013 at 8:22 am, "Landed safely ..Probably going to run into the burned out areas of Colorado Springs.." — At the Denver International Airport - United Airlines Red Carpet Club.

"Fires still on the outskirts of Colorado Springs...this is real terrible, people losing their homes."

Johnny practiced on the banked track at the Olympic Training Center.

Update from Johnny's father: 6-20-2013, 12:55pm, Colorado Springs Colorado. Stopping off for lunch right now.. then we are heading for a little sightseeing...still several fires that aren't under control..local cable has one station that shows every interstate for 15 seconds at a time on fixed cameras...much more informative than that of a reporter standing next to Eden's expressway, worrying about her hairdo..

While the wildfires were still blazing, we were praying that Kevin and Johnny were nowhere near them.


The amazing athletes

These amazing skaters are just as talented as the (ice) speed skaters in the US Olympic Games. Just as dedicated and they work just as hard.

Q. Why are they not recognized as the athletes they are?

Q. Is it because they are not on Ice? Actually in-line skating is harder, their skating area is not always smooth like ice.

Apostle Island June 15, 2013

First position is Bill Numerick, second position Johnny, at the Apostle Island race in Bayfield, Wisconsin.
First position is Bill Numerick, second position Johnny, at the Apostle Island race in Bayfield, Wisconsin. | Source
Kevin said, this is my father's day gift.
Kevin said, this is my father's day gift. | Source

How do the US Olympic ice skaters stay fit in the summer?

Message to me: "Shyron...someone told me the guy who finished second was on the US OLYMPIC long track ice team : ))))))"

Kev, This must be how the Olympic skaters stay in shape, during ice melts. Inline skaters, can skate all year long inside and outside depending on the weather.

What is the Difference between these athletes, other than Blades and Wheels? Other than that I do not see a difference.

Paul Dyrud

Paul Dyrud ...with John Shenko and Steve Meisinger in pursuit at Apostle Island Inline Marathon 2013
Paul Dyrud ...with John Shenko and Steve Meisinger in pursuit at Apostle Island Inline Marathon 2013 | Source

Bayfield Police clocked their speed

This picture was taken at the 17.4 mile mark ...the Bayfield Police car was parked and had their radar guns out and clocked them at 27mph around the turn...

Calling and email the International Olympics Commission

Determined to do my part to get the US Olympic Governing to recognize these wonderful athletes.

I called the Athletic Center for the US Olympics and spoke with Cathy, I ask her why inline skating is not featured in the US Olympics. Cathy was very nice and said she did not know and gave me the number for the National Governing Body of the US Olympics. I called the number 1-402-483-7551, the message was that no one would be in the office until July 1st.

I called 719-866-4529, and was referred to 719-866-4241 I spoke with a very nice young lady and asked why inline skating was not a featured sport.

She referred me to the International Olympics Commission, she said that it was under consideration and gave me the email address pressoffice@olympic.org to request that Inline skating be a featured sport in the upcoming Olympics.

Please, if you think the inline skaters should be included, in the Olympic Games, send an email to the address above.

Johnny Rocket's Story

Johnny started skating at nine years old, when a skating coach noticed a skinny kid on quad skates. Johnny had lost one of the wheels on one skate. The coach skated after him in hopes of catching and getting him off the floor so he would not get hurt, but he could not catch him. That is how he got the nickname 'Johnny Rocket,' And, he has come such a long way in strength and maturity. He has become a strong athlete.

Johnny is our Grandson, although we are proud of him and his achievements, and the magnificent young man he has become. This is not just about our grandson, its much bigger than that. It is about all the skaters whose talent goes far beyond just strapping on their skates and racing. These young men and women are just as talented and dedicated as any other skater and that includes the ones on ice.

They deserve to be recognized and have their place in the US Olympic Games.

Duluth, MN

Johnny won 1st place
Johnny won 1st place | Source

John -Stevo - Chuck at Conway Park 8-4-13

John -Stevo - Chuck at Conway Park 8-4-13 Still training!
John -Stevo - Chuck at Conway Park 8-4-13 Still training! | Source

Help to get these athletes recognized

Let me know what you think by leaving a comment.

Inline Skaters you are all heroes to me.

© 2013 Shyron E Shenko

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      Shyron E Shenko 8 months ago from Texas

      Robert, thank you so much for the best wishes, and comments I really appreciate you.

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      Robert Sacchi 8 months ago

      Good luck and you're welcome.

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      Shyron E Shenko 8 months ago from Texas

      The Olympian skaters were helping train John during the summer. I called the Olympic Commission and wrote letters and e-mail.

      Thank you so much for the comment Robert, I really appreciate you.

      Blessing my friend.

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      Robert Sacchi 8 months ago

      It seems inline skating would be a good addition to the Olympics. It would seem a good Summer Games equivalent to speed skating. Do you know if it has ever been a demonstrator sport in an Olympics?

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      Shyron E Shenko 10 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, I have not heard from you and I have so much going on here. We had a P&Z meeting Monday, cutting grass yesterday it is never ending.

      It seems that HP thinks we should be on here 24-7 and my Hubber score dropped to 84. I have written a hub in answer to billybuc's challenge but will not submit as long as my Hubber score is that low, I know my hubs are better than that.

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      Shyron E Shenko 10 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for keeping this in the spotlight, so to speak. I see so many things in the Olympics that are not equivalent to rollerblade speed skating. But I guess it is in the interest of the promoters what the provide and not the general public.

      I do hope all is well with you, my cousin had two strokes in the last two weeks. She had a heat stroke first which brought on the second stroke.

      Blessings and hugs my dear friend.

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      C E Clark 10 months ago from North Texas

      I really can't understand why inline skating isn't a part of the summer Olympics. Do you know they had females dancing around with ribbons and also swimming in unison? All entertainment stuff, and if I do say so myself, purely for the sexuality of it. Couldn't believe they had that sort of thing going on in the Olympics. Surprised they don't have exotic dancing there too! Maybe a little belly dancing to get people ready for the stripping. Can't believe in this modern day and age that competing as sex objects is still the major activity for women Olympians.

      At least inline is a real sport, certainly so compared to ribbon dancing and water dancing. Maybe if you suggested the women compete in bikinis and the men in speedos they would reconsider. Although they're really only interested in naked women, not the men.

      Sharing this article.

      Well, again, I hope all is well with you and John. Take care dear friend. TTYS.

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      Shyron E Shenko 15 months ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you so much for the comments, complements and for sharing. I will inquire again if we are closer to having inline games this summer.

      Hope all is well with you

      Blessings and Hugs dear friend

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      C E Clark 15 months ago from North Texas

      Sharing this excellent article again and wondering if we're any closer to adding inline skating to the summer Olympics than we were before . . .

      Hope you and John are well and enjoying this early spring. God bless . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, dear friend, thank you for the comment, suggestion and sharing.

      Yes people need to let the Olympic Committee know that we want in-line-skating included in the Olympic Games, but I feel like I am the only one fighting for it. But in-line-skating is how the Olympic Ice-skaters stay in practice and shape for the season when they don't have ice. Not enough people care about fighting for this cause, most don't realize these athletes skate year round, outside when it is nice warm weather and inside when it is inclement weather.

      Way too hot and it makes me ill. I hope you are finding nice cool spots.

      Hope all is well with you also.

      Hugs and take care

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      I agree with Tillsontitan. People need to let the Olympic Committee know that we are in agreement with this sport being included in their games. Now that you've gotten your feet wet with your neighborhood bully problem, the next thing is to go around getting signatures for putting this activity in the Olympic games. You'll need lots of volunteers to help so that you get signatures from all over the country.

      Too hot. It's only going to get worse before it gets better. Hope all is well with you guys. Hugs and blessings . . .

      Sharing of course.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Mary, thank you for reading, commenting, your up-votes and for sharing.

      You are right and I have called numerous times.

      I skated but not on blades, I told my doctor that replaced my hip that I panned to go skating (lol) he almost freaked.

      Thanks for the congratulations, Johnny is working and in college. He is also a math whiz. He got that from his dad.

      Blessings and Hugs dear Mary.

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      Mary Craig 2 years ago from New York

      I think this hub needs to keep circulating so we can get inline skating into the Olympics. Up until about eight years ago I loved inline skating...well, I still do, I just don't skate anymore. Anyway, it's a great sport with great control and speed involved. Congratulations to Johnny!

      Voted up, useful, and interesting.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      I forgot to answer your question about the neighborhood situation. As you know the ice storm caused the cancellation of the Planning & Zoning to Cancel the Monday Night meeting. This delighted the developer, who got the meeting changed to March 9th (spring break) He knows that many people will not show up for the meeting, for that reason.

      So it looks like we will be getting a lawyer who specializes in this kind of thing. We will see.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for sharing this again. I doubt that they will even consider it if they are not given millions of dollars, and these people do not have money.

      I know about the cold on the way. It was cold today and our septic was plugged up, we had t work on it outside and the heat pump is also acting up again, may not have any heat by morning. We have had a whole year with more going out than coming in, looks like this is going to be a continuing trend.

      Sending you Blessings also and hope you are warm and safe.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Came back to share this again. Hope they are giving serious consideration to adding this to their list of competitions.

      More cold weather on the way and to get down to 20 by 5:00 in the morning. Glad the ice is gone and hope it doesn't come back. How is the neighborhood situation coming along? Know you are working hard for the right outcome and I'm rooting for you as I'm sure many other hubbers here are too. Blessings to you and John. Stay warm . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, my dear, dear friend, thank you for your comment. Yes the squeaky wheel gets the grease. But, sometimes it makes it come off the axel.

      Sorry about yesterday, we have had one disaster after the other and thankfully when the hammer fell it missed John but did some damage. he got that leak fixed, but I am afraid to ask what next, I am afraid I will find out.

      Blessings my friend.

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Thought I'd check this out and share it again. A person must be relentless about pushing for change if they want to see it happen. The squeaky wheel gets the grease.

      Hope all is well with you and John. Thankfully this last week was a short one. Seemed like it should be Friday on Tuesday already! Take care . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Peg, thank you for your comment. Yes thes skaters have to stay in good shape, they skate for miles. Grandson Johnny is awesome, and we are very proud of him.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Torrs, thank you for stopping by and your comment. I hope some day they will have inline skating, I would sure watch it.

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      Shyron E Shenko 2 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, I appreciate all that you do to help get Inline Skating recognized by the Olympics. I am still trying, I have call, sent e-mail and gone to the official website, and been passed around and around on the phone. I am beginning to think that the Olympic committee does not know it's head from it's tail. Will keep trying anyway.

      Blessings to you my dear friend.

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      Peg Cole 2 years ago from Dallas, Texas

      These skaters look to be in great shape and form from your pictures. I'm sure you're very proud of your grandson in his sport. Not sure why they don't include this in the Olympic Games. Looks like it would be interesting to watch.

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      Tori Canonge 2 years ago from California

      I think having inline skating in the Olympics would be awesome! You make a good point because there is plenty of fans that show up for speed skating on the ice, so I'm sure inline skating could easily create a following. Maybe one day it will happen!

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      C E Clark 2 years ago from North Texas

      Just wondered if anything has transpired on this issue. I agree with Patty. Inline skating belongs in the Olympics.

      Posting this to FB and sharing.

      Hope you're off to a great day!

      For some reason this won't go into the feed . . . just letting you know. This will be my 4th attempt to get it there.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Patty, I am so happy to see you. Thank you for your comments and sharing my desire to get the Olympics to recognize inline skating as a sport just like ice skating. Only without the ice.

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      Patty Inglish 3 years ago from North America

      I'm checking in from time to time, to see what's happening. The more I visit here, the more I want to see inline skating in the Olympics.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for helping to keep this in the light. I need to do some more calling and pushing on this.

      I have been out but not working that much out there. I am sorry you have to endure a bus without a/c. One would think the school district would care more about the people who work for them and provide better working conditions.

      John has been working outside, he is building me a cabinet that is a work of art.

      Thank you my dear friend and I hope all is well with you.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for helping to keep this in the light. I need to do some more calling and pushing on this.

      I have been out but not working that much out there. I am sorry you have to endure a bus without a/c. One would think the school district would care more about the people who work for them and provide better working conditions.

      John has been working outside, he is building me a cabinet that is a work of art.

      Thank you my dear friend and I hope all is well with you.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Just wondering if this project has moved forward at all. Voting it up+, pinning to AH, and sharing -- if the buttons work. Sometimes they do. Sometimes they don't.

      Hope you have not been outside in the heat we've been having. It's killing me with a sub bus that has no a/c. Over 8 hours in temps hotter than outside. Hope all is well with you and John. Take care . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you so much Jo, this is my dream for grandson John. He works and trains so hard and ice skating and snow boarding are in the Olympics, I can't see why not in-line skating.

      I do so appreciate your support in this. It is so important to so many.

      Thank you for the tweet, votes up and comment.

      Shalom and God Bless

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 3 years ago

      Hello Shyron,

      Just wanted you to know that I have shared this again on Twitter and voted up all the way! (except funny) I believe we need to attract more attention to this. It is an art and we have so many who should be allowed to see their dreams come to reality with a medal for their hard working and talented accomplishments!

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Sujaya, I e-mailed it to them and I called them, so I am hopeful they will.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Au fait, thank you for your comments, votes and sharing.

      I have not given up, and will keep trying to get the Olympic Commission to recognize these athletes. They are as dedicated as any ice skater, and more interesting to watch than curling.

      I hope it was not to icy for you this morning, I thought about you when I saw the accident on the bridge and the firefighter fell from it when he went to rescue the victims.

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      sujaya venkatesh 3 years ago

      hope the authority concerned take a pick on this article shy

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      With the Winter Olympics underway in Sochi Russia, this article caught my eye again. The only way to get inline skating into the Olympics is to be relentless and determined in getting the Olympic Committee to consider it and see the value of adding it to their schedule.

      Voted up and awesome again, and sharing.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      That would be great Au fait, if everyone would call the Olympic Committee, I did provide the phone number in this hub.

      Thank you for stopping by and sharing this hub. You are truly appreciated.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      With the New Year approaching, wouldn't it be great if the Olympic Committee were to rule that inline skating will soon be on the agenda of the summer or winter Olympics? People need to write to the Olympic Committee and urge them to do just that. Sharing this again . . .

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait, for your help with this. It means a lot to me. I am still working on it.

      Thanks for the up votes, awesome, pinning and sharing. It is so appreciated.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Have been wondering how this project of getting inline skating on the Olympic agenda is coming along. It's the squeaky wheel that gets the grease. The Olympic Committee will have to be bugged a lot before they'll do anything about this.

      Voted up, awesome, pinned to "Awesome Hubpages,' and shared.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait, for you support in my efforts to get inline skating added to the Olympic Games. I know how hard these skaters work and deserve to be in the games.

      I appreciate you sharing this also. And I appreciate your friendship. --Shyron

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Sharing this again in case someone out there hasn't sent their letter to the Olympic Committee encouraging them to add inline speed skating to their roster. I think they should!

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you DDE for the up vote, tweet, fb like and sharing. I really appreciate you.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Why Don't We Have Inline Skating In The US Olympic Games? (Updated) an informative and helpful hub indeed voted up and tweeted, Facebook LIKED and shared,

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait for the up-votes, comments and sharing my hub. I appreciate you very much.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Just stopped by to give you some up/awesome votes and share. A worthwhile cause and I hope you succeed in getting this on the Olympic Schedule.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Jo my friend, I am trying to get the Olympic Commission to reccognize these skaters. Appreciate your up-votes and the shared and tweets.

      Shalom/God Bless

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      Jo_Goldsmith11 3 years ago

      Hi Shyron,

      This is so cool. It looks like it could help one stay in shape.

      I tried ice skating once, and I always wanted to try inline

      skating. Congratulations on the grandson who came in first.

      Yea. :-) I voted up +++, shared & tweeted. I saved the twitter link to remind myself to tweet this often for you. Awesome job. :-)

      goldsmithcreations@yahoo

      Shalom

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait, I keep hoping more people will join this Cause. I sent the link to this hub to the Olympic Commission and no response. I guess I need to try the phone again.to see what I can get going. You don't know how much I really appreciate your help with this.

      It is really important to so many great skaters. Maybe the Olympic Commission thinks the inline skaters are a threat to their prestiege, I wonder if they know that a lot of ice skaters stay in condition by inline skating in the summer months when ice is unavable.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Back to share this hub again in hopes that someone will want to take up this cause for the sake of someone in their family or circle of friends who might aspire to compete in a new Olympic category. Sharing.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Sharkye11, Thank you for your comment. I believe that the hard work of these athletes should be recognized and I appreciate you well wishes.

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      Jayme Kinsey 3 years ago from Oklahoma

      Interesting hub! I didn't know inline skating was so big. If that many people compete in it, and enjoy watching it, then it should be part of the Olympics. I have seen some pretty amazing people on wheeled skates, why shouldn't their hard work be recognized. Here is hoping you succeed in your petition. :)

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      I need the help of all my friends and fellow hubbers. Please notify The Olympic Commission and tell them that they need to have inline skating in the Olympic Games.

      Thank you, for your help.

      Shyron Shenko

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      I thought that I would help the inline skaters to get into the Olympic games, this is personal, because I know how hard he works and trains. So thank you Au fait for you continued support. You know my friend, I really appreciate you.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      Need to get this around again in case someone wants to help promote this for the Olympics. Would expect there are a lot of parents and grandparents out there with family involved in this activity and they could help turn it into an Olympic sport that would create more opportunities for their children/grandchildren.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Yes she is definitely a nice lady and good friend, I miss those good times our group had. I lost track of Donna, have you heard from her?

      Thank you Aunt Jimi, for the comment and sharing and the up-votes. I am so glad that you and I have kept in touch.

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      Aunt Jimi 3 years ago from The reddest of the Red states!

      I see our friend Jen has been here and left a comment. She's a nice lady, isn't she? Just wondering if you might have heard something from the Olympic Committee. This is definitely something I can get behind and I hope other people will too. I like inclusion as much as that is possible and there is no good reason that I can see for not including inline skaters in the Olympics. Giving you another couple up and awesome votes. Sharing again.

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      Jen 3 years ago

      I agree that inline skating should be added to the winter Olympics. Very good idea. I have nephews that compete in this too, and they're very good.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      I roller skated, but on quads not blades. I don't anymore, I had a hip replacement a year ago and don't want to risk damage to it. Thank you Patty for your comments.

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      Patty Inglish 3 years ago from North America

      Ice skating is much easier for me - I can't seem to get the wheels to turn, and if they do turn, I'm on the ground!

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Wow Patty, do you skate also? I am glad that others like to watch.

      I will be calling the Olympics Monday to see if I can get them to include inline skating.

      Thank you for reading this hub and commenting.

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      Patty Inglish 3 years ago from North America

      Johnny looks like a super hero with his first place medal.

      I agree that inline skating would be a great addition to the Summer Olympics. It's one of my favorite sports to watch.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 3 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      The answer to this question should be interesting to find out. Since both types of skating call for dedication it is difficult to comprehend why one inland skating is not considered for inclusion in the US Olympics games.

      Voted up, interesting and shared.

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      Shyron E Shenko 3 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Au fait, I really appreciate you.

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      C E Clark 3 years ago from North Texas

      I think this is a great hub with a great idea. I see no reason why inline speed skating should not be a part of the Olympics. It could only bring more fans to the games. Agree with everything you've said here. Put my name on the petition to get inline speed skating included in the next Olympics. Voted this hub up, AI, going to share it with my followers, and already pinned it on my "Sports" board.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Examiner, I really appreciate your input on this. I don't know why inline skaters are not considered equal to ice skaters. Thanks for your comment.

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      The Examiner-1 4 years ago

      That is a very good question. I used to skate on the normal skates in the rinks, so I am definitely for skaters on wheels. Just one question, do the ice skaters not practice ballet or something? I am not up on them. Maybe they think the inline skaters cannot do something that they can.

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      Shyron E Shenko 4 years ago from Texas

      No Glenda, Inline skating has never been in the Olympic Games. Thank you for you most welcome comment. When you become a hubber let me know and I will follow you.

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      Glenda 4 years ago

      That is a good question. Never been to a skating race, ice or inline.

      I thought the Olympic Games included everything.

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