Paris organisers propose breakdancing to IOC as a new sport for 2024

Breakdancing has been proposed for inclusion in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, organisers have announced.

It is one of four sports that Paris organisers will propose to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as well as surfing, climbing and skateboarding.

Surfing, sport climbing and skateboarding will make their Olympic debuts at Tokyo 2020.

Breakdancing was included in the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires in 2018.

The IOC will consider the proposal and must reach a decision by December 2020.

Tony Estanguet, a three-time canoeing Olympic champion and head of the Paris 2024 organising committee, said the inclusion of the new sports would make the Olympics “more urban” and “more artistic”.

Russia’s Sergei Chernyshev, competing under the nickname Bumblebee, won the first breakdancing – known as ‘breaking’ – gold medal for boys at last year’s Youth Olympics, while Japan’s Ramu Kawai won the girls’ title.

BBC

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