The first-ever winners of the Let’s Move Street Challenge – the online competition from the IOC supported by Worldwide Olympic Partner Samsung, inviting BMX, breaking and skateboarding enthusiasts to showcase their best moves and creative skills – will be announced this Sunday 12 November at 7 p.m. CET during the Olympics Street Challenge awards show. Streaming on Olympics.com, the show will bring together athletes and fans from BMX, breaking and skateboarding in a celebration of the sports and the incredible stories and communities that surround them.
The Let’s Move Street Challenge, supported by Worldwide Olympic Partner Samsung, invited people everywhere to showcase their best moves and creative skills across a host of award categories in BMX, breaking and skateboarding, by sharing an up to 30-second video. Thousands entered from all corners of the world, with tens of thousands of votes cast for the “fan favourite” category with five days to go until voting closes.
The Olympic Street Challenge award show is the culmination of the six-week competition. As well as revealing the first-ever winners, the one-off, 60-minute show will be an opportunity for participants, fans and athletes from across the three sports to come together to celebrate the competition, as well as the sports and communities that surround them. Hosted by BMX rider Darryl Nau, the show will feature judges Christie Hughes (BMX), Suzanne Reekers (skateboard), BBOY Spin (breaking) and Little Shao (creative). Fans can join a live chat to share their reactions to the winners and interact with a live host and each other, and have the chance to win exclusive Let’s Move Street Challenge merchandise.
Each entry has been closely reviewed and scored by a panel of expert judges and influential faces from across the three sports, including BMX rider Nina Buitrago (USA), skateboarder Jean-Baptiste Gillet (France) and B-Girl Narumi (Japan). They will crown 21 winners, who will also receive an all-access trip to watch some of the best athletes in their sport competing for their ticket to Paris 2024 at the first Olympic Qualifier Series in Shanghai.
How the winners will be decided
- Freestyle Park
- Real Street
- Skateboarding Park
- Real Street
- Street Park
The judges will base their selection on the overall impression of the performance in the video, including the: difficulty, originality and versatility, tricks and their mastery, landing of the tricks, sporting progression, flow and style, consistency, variety of tricks and finally execution.
- Best Round
The judges will evaluate entrants in separate male and female categories based on their overall impression of the performance filmed and the following criteria: body control, vocabulary, composition, authenticity, texture, dynamic, variation, impacts, coherence, rhythm, footwork/legwork (for the Best Round and Footwork awards) and powermoves (for the Best Round and Powermoves awards).
- Street culture
- Best produced
- Most surprising video
Participants were invited to showcase their creative skills by selecting one of the three dual-gender Creative awards. These videos will be judged on the creative merits of the content alone.
“Fan Favourite” Award
Fans around the world are also invited to watch the competition and have their say, by voting for their favourite video entries in the “fan favourite” awards. Tens of thousands of votes have already been cast at Olympics.com/street-challenge. Voting closes at 7.30 p.m. CET on 12 November.
The Let’s Move Street Challenge, supported by Worldwide Olympic Partner Samsung, is a new Olympic initiative from the IOC. It is a unique digital competition that challenged people* from all corners of the world to showcase their sporting and creative talent in BMX, breaking and skateboarding. With the vision of being open, accessible and inclusive, and providing inspiration to practise sport, competitors were invited to enter the challenge by submitting a 30-second video of themselves performing their best move.
The Let’s MoveStreet Challenge aims to inspire and enable young people to embrace the joy of movement and a more active lifestyle by practising urban sports. It builds on the successes of the IOC’s Let’s Move initiative, launched on Olympic Day 2023 following the World Health Organization’s finding that one in four adults and over 80 per cent of young people do not meet the recommended minimum activity levels needed for optimum health.
Two of the barriers to physical activity most often cited by young people are ability and access. Sports including BMX, breaking and skateboarding are often accessible, inclusive and community driven. Through this competition, the IOC hopes to inspire and enable more young people to move using urban sport.
Watch the entries and vote for the “fan favourite” award now. The Olympic Let’s Move Street Challenge Awards show, supported by Samsung, will be streaming on Olympics.com on Sunday 12 November, at 7 p.m. CET.