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Olympic Games 2024: Paris organisers propose breakdancing to IOC

Olympic Games 2024: Paris organisers propose breakdancing to IOC

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Breakdancing has been proposed for inclusion in the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, organisers have announced.

It is among four sports that organisers will propose to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), as well as surfing, climbing and skateboarding, which will all debut at Tokyo 2020. Squash campaigned unsuccessfully for inclusion in the Paris Games, as did billiard sports and chess.

Breakdancing was included in the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires in 2018.

The IOC will consider the proposal and must reach a decision by December 2020.

Tony Estanguet, a three-time canoeing Olympic champion and head of the Paris 2024 organising committee, said the inclusion of the new sports would make the Olympics “more urban” and “more artistic”.

Russia’s Sergei Chernyshev, competing under the nickname Bumblebee, won the first breakdancing – known as ‘breaking’ – gold medal for boys at last year’s Youth Olympics, while Japan’s Ramu Kawai won the girls’ title.

The Youth Olympics saw competitors involved in head-to-head “battles” and it is reported that this format would be used in Paris.

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