The executive board of the International Olympics Committee approved breakdancing as a competitive sport for the 2024 Olympics to be held in Paris.
Breaking, which is the official name for competitive breakdancing, made a debut in 2018 at the Olympics’ 2018 Summer Youth Games in Buenos Aires.
“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).
“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.”
It is believed that the inclusion of breaking will attract youngsters who do not prefer traditional sports.
Skateboarding, surfing, and sport climbing were also confirmed to make their debuts at the Tokyo Olympics to be held in July 2021.
Isn’t this an interesting addition to the list of sports? Do you think other dance forms will also be included in the future Olympics? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.