If you didn’t think hip-hop and it’s culture has left a booming mark on the world, you were wrong. We have now gotten to the point where the culture is leading breakdancing to becoming an Olympic Sport.
According to USA Today, the International Olympic Committee has greenlit a request from Paris officials to include breakdancing in the 2024 Olympics. Other approved sports include skateboarding, competitive climbing/bouldering, and surfing. Which, unlike breakdancing, will all be making their auspicious debuts next summer at the 2020 Tokyo Games. An official vote on breakdancing will happen in December of 2020.
“It’s important for us in our concept to put sports out of the stadiums and in the heart of the city,” Tony Estanguet, the Paris Olympics 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 program and offer a new dimension.
? IOC members to have unanimously pre-approved our proposal for additional sports. With Breaking, Climbing, Skateboarding and Surfing, we want to open the Olympic Family to the youth and offer spectacular #Paris2024 Games ? pic.twitter.com/0Mar8xK0PM
— Tony ESTANGUET – OLY (@TonyESTANGUET) June 25, 2019
In the meantime, if you do enjoy breakdancing, here are some highlights to watch: