Elite breakdancing will be featured for the first time at the Olympics holding in Paris in 2024, CNN has reported.
This will be the first DanceSport to be featured at the Olympic games although it has made an appearance at the Youth Olympics which held in Buenos Aires two years ago.
Other sports announced by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) are skateboarding, sport climbing, and surfing — three events that were due to debut at the postponed Tokyo Games — will be featured in Paris, too.
“Today is a historic occasion, not only for b-boys and b-girls but for all dancers around the world,” said Shawn Tay, president of the World DanceSport Federation (WDSF).
“The WDSF could not be prouder to have breaking included at Paris 2024, and we thank everyone who helped make it possible: the executive board of the IOC, the Paris 2024 organizers, the WDSF staff and, most importantly, the breaking community itself.
“It was a true team effort to get to this moment and we will redouble our efforts in the lead-up to the Olympic Games to make sure the breaking competition at Paris 2024 will be unforgettable.”