Break dancing has officially been proposed as an Olympic Sport for the 2024 games in Paris as reported by CNN! Surfing, climbing, and skateboarding have also been proposed as well. Culture vultures to the rescue again! They also try to include the culture when their ratings fall, but I digress!
Anyway a spokesperson from the International Olympic Committee released this statement :
“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,”
See what I tell you? And I typed that before I even read the statement! I don’t know too many who still break dance, but if they added twerking that be whats up!
Prior to this announcement Breakdancing already made its way to the 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina, but it hasn’t made it to the main event yet.
The International Olympic Committee has until December 2020 to make a final decision on whether breakdancing or any of the other three proposed sports will make the final cut for Paris 2024.