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Find Out Who is Going to the Paris 2024 Olympics


Canada Skateboard and the Canadian Olympic Committee is proud to present the roster of Team Canada skateboarding athletes nominated to compete at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. The athletes are:


Matt Berger (Kamloops, B.C.)

Ryan Decenzo (Delta, B.C.)

Fay De Fazio Ebert (Toronto, Ont.)

Cordano Russell (London, Ont.)


These four athletes qualified for Paris 2024 based on their performances across World Skate events over the past two years, as well as the Olympic Qualifier Series which concluded recently in Budapest, Hungary.


Meet the Athletes

Matt Berger

Matt Berger is the only skateboarder on the Paris 2024 Canadian Olympic Team with previous Olympic experience. He will compete in the men’s street event for the second consecutive Olympic Games. In 2024, Berger secured a seventh-place finish in the World Skate Dubai Street Men’s Final.


Ryan Decenzo

Ryan Decenzo, who made his major Games debut for Team Canada at Santiago 2023, will make his Olympic debut in Paris. The veteran national team athlete will celebrate his 38th birthday just a few days before the Paris 2024 Opening Ceremony. An X Games gold medalist, Decenzo has been a mainstay in international skateboarding for over a decade. After narrowly missing qualification for Tokyo 2020, Decenzo is thrilled to have the opportunity to compete for Team Canada at the Olympic Games.


“To represent Canada for skateboarding in Paris is an honor. It’s something we have all been working hard toward. It was not an easy process, but we are happy to be here today. We will give it our all and hopefully, make Canada proud,” said Decenzo.

Cordano Russell

Cordano Russell, the highest-ranked Canadian in the men’s street rankings, will make his major Games debut for Team Canada. The 19-year-old former football player has rapidly propelled himself into the elite ranks of street skateboarding, placing fourth at the 2023 World Skate Street World Championships. Russell chose to defer his scholarship to the University of San Diego to focus on qualifying for Paris.


Fay De Fazio Ebert

At just 14 years old, Fay De Fazio Ebert is likely to be the youngest competitor on Team Canada’s Paris 2024 delegation. The Santiago 2023 Pan American Games gold medalist in women’s park will make her Olympic debut after five years of competitive skateboard experience. De Fazio Ebert continues to impress both locally and internationally while inspiring a generation of young girls to take up skateboarding. Her gold medal at Santiago 2023 was Canada’s first medal in skateboarding at the Pan Am Games, where the sport made its debut.


“It makes a big impact having so many outstanding Canadian skateboarders headed to Paris 2024. We lack high-level skateboarding training facilities in the country,” said De Fazio Ebert. “Yet, to see us as a team, as individuals, push through and skateboard our best on this international scene is amazing.”

Event Details

The men’s street skateboarding event will take place on July 27 (Day 1) at La Concorde 3, while the women’s park event will be held on August 6 (Day 11) at La Concorde 4.


Live viewing will be available across various sport channels and on Olympic.com


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