Breakdance gets Olympic status and is about to make its debut at the Paris Olympic games 2024.
“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).
Not only this but the International Olympic Committee (IOC) executive board has also announced that skateboarding, sport climbing, and surfing will be a part of the Olympic games too, which were about to make their debut at the postponed Tokyo Games will be featured in Paris, too.
“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.”
Paris 2024 will see 16 b-boys and 16 b-girls, the term that is used for competitive breakdancers. They are going to compete in one vs one battles, and it is hoped the sport’s inclusion will attract a young audience to the Olympics.
At the 2018 Youth Olympics, there were three medals in that event that drew crowds of more than 30,000 people each day, according to the WDSF.
Breakdancing will be called breaking at the Olympics, as it was in the 1970s by hip-hop pioneers in the United States.