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Live: The Chat Room - How skateboarding got me through hard times
Updated 19:49, 16-Sep-2021

Skateboarding is becoming more and more popular among most, especially young people. Many well-known brands in the fashion industry like Supreme, Vans and Palace were once small skateboarding stores and are now household names. In the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, skateboarding was officially included in the Games. The first street culture to be included into a global competition. What are the charms of this sport? Some people find inner peace through skateboarding, some gain identity, some learn persistence after falling repeatedly and some get rid of depression while going through hard times. Skateboarding is a sport, a culture and a lifestyle to skaters. In this episode of "The Chat Room," not only are there jaw-dropping skateboarding skills, but also healing stories to be shared. Stay tuned!

Host: Yan Meiyi

Guests: 
Li Yueliang (Andy), skateboard coach, new media editor and operator
You Siyu (Uni), skateboarding photographer
He Yu (Jade), interpreter and news editor
Chava Rodríguez, street skateboarding amateur

Directors: Tian Chuyin, Zhao Tianyu, Guan Shi

Videographers & technicians: CGTN Livestream Team

Producer: Li Xiang

Editor-in-Chief: Wen Yaru

Supervisor: Zhang Shilei

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Live: The Chat Room - How skateboarding got me through hard times
Updated 19:49, 16-Sep-2021

Skateboarding is becoming more and more popular among most, especially young people. Many well-known brands in the fashion industry like Supreme, Vans and Palace were once small skateboarding stores and are now household names. In the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, skateboarding was officially included in the Games. The first street culture to be included into a global competition. What are the charms of this sport? Some people find inner peace through skateboarding, some gain identity, some learn persistence after falling repeatedly and some get rid of depression while going through hard times. Skateboarding is a sport, a culture and a lifestyle to skaters. In this episode of "The Chat Room," not only are there jaw-dropping skateboarding skills, but also healing stories to be shared. Stay tuned!

Host: Yan Meiyi

Guests: 
Li Yueliang (Andy), skateboard coach, new media editor and operator
You Siyu (Uni), skateboarding photographer
He Yu (Jade), interpreter and news editor
Chava Rodríguez, street skateboarding amateur

Directors: Tian Chuyin, Zhao Tianyu, Guan Shi

Videographers & technicians: CGTN Livestream Team

Producer: Li Xiang

Editor-in-Chief: Wen Yaru

Supervisor: Zhang Shilei