Breakdancing added to 2024 Olympic games in Paris
Breakdancing has become an official Olympic sport for the 2024 games in Paris.
The International Olympic Committee officially added the dance-offs Monday in an attempt to attract younger audiences to the athletic competition, Sky News reported.
The street-dancing competition will be called breaking at the Olympics, as it was originally in the 1970s, ESPN reported.
It will debut with 16 athletes in each of the men’s and women’s medal events.
Breakdancing was first proposed two years ago after successful trials at the 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, the outlets reported.
Other sports confirmed for the 2024 lineup include skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing.
The three competitions are set to be introduced at the 2021 Tokyo games, which were postponed this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.