Break dancing set to make 2024 Paris Olympic debut
From all indications, break dancing would be making its debut at the 2024 Olympic games in Paris.
The International Olympic Committee members have formally endorsement did Paris officials’ request to add breakdancing to the program pending a final decision in December 2020.
Paris 2024 president Tony Estanguet saiin a statement:
“It’s important for us in our concept to put sports out of the stadiums and in the heart of the city,”
The proposal, which also includes surfing, climbing and skateboarding, was presented back ion February. Before the final vote takes place in December 2020, organizers are now on the hunt for the perfect street venue to hold the tournament in 2024.
Breakdancing isn’t officially recognized as an official Olympic sport but the movement did make its grand debut at the 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Breaking may also appeal to 2028 Los Angeles Olympics organizers. According to IOC sports director Kit McConnell, the decision on whether L.A. will host a breakdancing portion of the Olympic games should be made in 2021.