Break dancing proposed as new Olympic sport for Paris 2024
CNN February 21, 2019 6:01 am02/21/2019 06:01am
Break dancing is one of four sports suggested for inclusion in the Games — alongside surfing, climbing and skateboarding.
Organizers of Paris 2024 have proposed that breakdancing should be included as a new sport in the Olympic program.
It’s one of four sports suggested for inclusion in the Games — alongside surfing, climbing and skateboarding.
The sports must now await final approval from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which has until December 2020 to make a final decision.
An IOC spokesperson told CNN that the committee was pleased with the proposal as it was in line with its aim of rejuvenating the Olympics.
“We are pleased to see that Paris 2024’s proposal for new sports to the Olympic program is very much in line with the reforms of Olympic Agenda 2020, which is striving to make the Olympic program gender-balanced, more youth-focused and more urban,” an IOC statement read.