Once a niche sport, skateboarding will debut on the global stage at the Tokyo games. See how people are coming together to change the sport for the better.
SKATE Nation GH
@SkateNationGH • Nonprofit Organization
THE POWER OF CONNECTION
“It was the first time people recognized there was a skate culture in Ghana.”
When Joshua Odamtten learned to skate, there wasn’t a shop in Ghana to buy a board. As he practiced, he posted his fresh tricks on Instagram and in his new Facebook Group. Others joined him and together they became Ghana’s first and only crew—Skate Nation Ghana.
People were inspired.
They used Messenger to join him, WhatsApp to stay tight as a crew, and Facebook to grow a community around the world.
“Why learn from one dance partner when you can learn from thousands.”
Longboard dancing is part precision, part hypnotic improv, and always evolving thanks to Facebook Groups like Longboard Family. Fans can do more together, learn from each other, and invite new riders to add their own style.
See how communities are making sports more inclusive and accessible.