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​Breakdancing proposed for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris

The head of the Paris Games thinks breakdancing will add an "artisitc" element

  • Harry Lye
  • 21 February 2019
​Breakdancing proposed for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris

Breakdancing has been proposed for the 2024 Olympic Games.

The organisers of the Olympics in Paris have proposed adding breakdancing to the games to the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Hosts of the Olympics are allowed to suggest four sports to be included in the games. Alongside breakdancing, the organisers have proposed the inclusion of skateboarding, surfing and climbing.

Breakdancing was included in the 2018 Youth Olympics in Brazil, where Russian Sergei Chernyshev took home the gold, but has never been included in the main event.

The head of the Paris 2024 Committee, Tony Estanguet, said the inclusion of the sports would make the olympics more "more artistic".

The IOC will rule on the inclusion of the sports before the year 2020.

Goldie was a breakdancer in the '80s, part of a crew called the Bboys.

Harry Lye is a freelance writer, follow him on Twitter

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