Breakdancing To Make Its Olympic Debut At Paris 2024


Elite breakdancing has become an Olympic sport and will make its debut at Paris 2024, officials have announced. 


It will be the first DanceSport event to appear at an Olympic Games, having been staged at the Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires two years ago.


The International Olympic Committee (IOC) executive board also announced that skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing -- three events that were due to debut at the postponed Tokyo Games will be featured in Paris, too.

"Today is a historic occasion, not only for b-boys and b-girls but for all dancers around the world," said Shawn Tay, president of the World DanceSport Federation (WDSF) on Monday.

"The WDSF could not be prouder to have breaking included at Paris 2024, and we thank everyone who helped make it possible: the executive board of the IOC, the Paris 2024 organizers, the WDSF staff and, most importantly, the breaking community itself.

"It was a true team effort to get to this moment and we will redouble our efforts in the lead-up to the Olympic Games to make sure the breaking competition at Paris 2024 will be unforgettable", he said.

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