Make Inline Speedskating an Olympic Sport
Am I the only person sick and tired of watching the Olympics that feature sports like trampoline? How about rythmic gymastics? Has that got you glued to the TV? The sport of inline speed skating got tremendous exposure in the 2006 Torino Winter Olympic Games as former inline skaters switched over to the ice to become Olympic champions. Chad Hedrick, an 50 time roller/inline skating champion, won a full set of Gold, Silver and Bronze medals. Shani Davis was the first African American to ever win a Gold Medal in a Winter Olympics. Joey Cheek, Jennifer Rodrigeuz, Apolo Ohno, Casey Fitzrandolf, K C Boutette and Derrick Parra are all inline speed skaters that have crossed over to the ice to experience Olympic glory for the USA. Inline speedskating deserves to be an olympic sport. Bring the same excitement and glory of speedskating from the ice to the Summer Games through inline skating.