Breakdancing Might Be the Newest Sport Coming to the 2024 Olympics
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Climbing, skateboarding, and surfing are also being considered for inclusion in the games.
We may be seeing breakdancing at the Olympics.
Paris organizers have proposed breakdancing to the International Olympic Committee for inclusion at the 2024 Games.
According to BBC, Breakdancing, which was included in the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires in 2018, was among four sports organizers considered. Climbing, surfing, and skateboarding are also up for inclusion and will all debut at the Tokyo 2020 games, while squash, billiard sports, and chess campaigned unsuccessfully. Karate will make its Olympic debut in 2020.
According to CNN, the IOC has until December 2020 to make a final decision.
Sport urbain, universel et populaire avec plus d'un million de BBoys et de BGirls en France, nous proposons de faire entrer le Breakdance 👟 et ses célèbres battles 🆚 aux Jeux de #Paris2024 pour la 1ère fois de l'histoire des Jeux 🎵
Sport additionnel 4/4 pic.twitter.com/zJNFg4PSk7
— Paris 2024 (@Paris2024) February 21, 2019
Breakdancing was apparently successful at the games and is a part of the IOC’s initiative to boost the youth appeal of the senior Olympics.
“We are pleased to see that Paris 2024’s proposal for new sports to the Olympic programme is very much in line with the reforms of Olympic Agenda 2020, which is striving to make the Olympic programme gender-balanced, more youth-focused and more urban,” an IOC statement read.
Paris organizers also announced that the 2024 Games would allow the public to experience the games through virtual and connected sports, and run the marathon course on the same day as the event under the same conditions the athletes are to face.