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World Skateboarding Grand Prix

October 02, 2014 12:01 ET

Catch All the Action From the Skateboarding World Championships at the Kimberley Diamond Cup in South Africa LIVE Webcast Oct 4-5

Tune In for the Biggest Ever International Skateboarding Competition; More Than 200 Skateboarders From 37 Countries

SACRAMENTO, CA--(Marketwired - October 02, 2014) - World Skateboarding Grand Prix -- the leading international skateboarding events management company -- today announced the Skateboarding World Championships at the Kimberley Diamond Cup, presented by Kumba Iron Ore, will be webcast LIVE online at www.KimberleyDiamondCup.com Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 4 and 5. The event will also be broadcast live on Supersport, South Africa's premier television network for sports coverage.

The growing list of countries participating in the 2014 Skateboarding World Championships include: Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, China, Czech Republic, Egypt, Ethiopia, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Lebanon, Lesotho, Malaysia, Mauritius Islands, Mexico, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Netherlands, Philippines, Reunion, Russia, South Africa, Swaziland, Thailand, Turkey, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam.

Webcast Schedule

Vert World Championships

  • Saturday, Oct. 4, 1:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. EDT

Street World Championships

  • Sunday, Oct. 5, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EDT

The broadcast and webcast producer of the 2014 Skateboarding World Championships is Emmy-winning sports producer Peter Shakkour. A New York- based producer and director in sports television for the past 25 years, Shakkour has worked on every major sporting event in the United States, as well as eight Olympic games.

"Working here in Kimberley has been one of the great highlights of my career," said Shakkour. "Action sports has always been a passion of mine, and the opportunity to follow that passion to South Africa has been a truly unique and rewarding experience."

The official titles of the events in the 2014 Skateboarding World Championships at Kimberley Diamond Cup are the Women's Street Skateboarding World Championships, Vert Skateboarding World Championships, Street Skateboarding World Championships, Big Air World Championships, Big Air Gap Best Trick, Rider Cup Team Skateboarding World Championships. There are also four national championship events for South African skaters, including the South African Girl's Street Championships, South African Vert Championships, South African Street Championships and the South African Youth Street Championships. 

The Skateboarding World Championships at the Kimberley Diamond Cup will also feature a headline performance by U.S. rapper Lil Jon on Saturday night as well as an exciting line-up of top South African performers including Ready D, LocnVille, Jed Nery and Prime Circle.

For the full 2014 Kimberley Diamond Cup Schedule of Events and official roster, visit www.KimberleyDiamondCup.com. Follow KDC on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

The official hashtags of the 2014 Skateboarding World Championships are #worldskatechamps and #KDCskate. Check out the official event photostream atwww.Flickr.com/photos/kimberleydiamondcup.

About Kimberley Diamond Cup

The annual Kimberley Diamond Cup World Skateboarding Championships is a partnership between South Africa's Northern Cape Provincial Government, World Skateboarding Grand Prix and Kumba Iron Ore. Located 300 miles southwest of Johannesburg in the Northern Cape Province, Kimberley was the location of South Africa's first diamond mine, thus its nickname, "The Diamond City." For the latest news and information go to www.kimberleydiamondcup.com or follow KDC on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.

About World Skateboarding Grand Prix (WSGP)

World Skateboarding Grand Prix is an international skateboarding event management company. WSGP hosts world-class skateboarding events with a commitment to help stimulate local economies through tourism while supporting youth development, especially those in underserved or impoverished communities. For the latest news and information on the 2014 Skateboarding World Championships at the Kimberley Diamond Cup and other upcoming World Skateboarding Grand Prix events, visit www.WorldSkateboarding.com.

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