Breakdancing added as Olympic Games sport

Breakdancing added as Olympic Games sport

Breakdancing or breakdance has been admitted as an Olympic sport and will make its debut at the 2024 Games in Paris, according to the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

The Paris Games Committee tabled the proposal before the IOC last month (June). Skateboarding and surfing have also been accepted as provisional sports at the Games.

“I am delighted with the IOC Session’s vote in favour of our proposal to include breaking, sport climbing, skateboarding and surfing on the Paris 2024 Olympic Games programme,” Tony Estanguet, Paris 2024 President, said in a statement.

“Our aim from the outset has been to highlight what has been the strength of the Games for 32 Olympiads now — the diversity of the sports and the excitement that comes with performance — while also taking the opportunity afforded by the IOC to enhance the programme and offer a new dimension.”

Breakdancing was introduced at the 2018 Youth Olympics held in Buenos Aires in Argentina, with  Russia’s Sergei Chernyshev claiming the win gold.

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