Breaking, a modern DanceSport discipline with youth appeal, has been confirmed as part of the final line-up for the Paris 2024 Olympics. Breaking will join Surfing, Skateboarding and Sport Climbing, which will be in the programme for the second time after debuting at the Tokyo Games to be held in 2021.
This will be the first time for Breaking in the Summer Olympic Games. Before that, the discipline will make its debut at The World Games 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama.
“With this programme, we are making the Olympic Games Paris 2024 fit for the post-corona world. We are further reducing the cost and complexity of hosting the Games. While we will achieve gender equality already at the upcoming Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, we will see for the first time in Olympic history the participation of the exact same number of female athletes as male athletes. There is also a strong focus on youth,” said IOC President Thomas Bach.
To see Breaking in action, check out the video of The World Games Athlete of October 2020, b-boy Sergey Chernyshev, a.k.a Bumblebee.
The World Games is a multi-sport event staged every four years by the International World Games Association under the patronage of the International Olympic Committee. The 11th edition of The World Games will be held in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, 7-17 July 2022. 3,600 athletes from over 30 sports and 100 countries will take part in The World Games.