Break dancing has officially been proposed as a new sport in the Olympics by organizers of Paris 2024. According to reports, this proposal also includes surfing, climbing and skateboarding.
A spokesperson from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) released a statement following the news, revealing a little insight into the direction that they’re looking to go.
“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,” the statement reads.
The official Twitter page for Paris 2024 also released a statement. “Urban sport, universal and popular with more than one million B-Boys and B-Girls in France, we propose to bring breakdance and its famous battles to the games,” the tweet said.
Previously, breakdancing made its debut at the 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina, but has yet to make the big leagues.
The IOC has until December 2020 to make a final decision on whether breakdancing and any of the other three proposed sports will make the cut for Paris 2024.
By Damilola Faustino