Breakdancing, skateboarding, browsing and sport climbing have been accepted for the 2024 Olympics.© AFP
Breakdancing was certainly one of 4 new sports activities together with skateboarding, browsing and sport climbing to get the Olympic inexperienced mild on Monday for inclusion on the 2024 Paris Games. The 4 sports activities have been included because the International Olympic Committee (IOC) govt board met to substantiate the Paris 2024 programme. Skateboarding, sport climbing and browsing have already been added to the programme for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which can happen in 2021 after being postponed by a 12 months due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Breakdancing, which grew up alongside hip hop within the South Bronx of New York within the 1970s and is formally recognized in sport phrases as “breaking”, appeared on the 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, within the type of head-to-head “battles”.
Russia’s Sergei Chernyshev, competing below the nickname Bumblebee, received the primary breakdancing gold medal for boys in that occasion, whereas Japan’s Ramu Kawai received the ladies’ title.
Federations of sports activities that have already got Olympic standing have been left dissatisfied of their bid to extend occasions inside their sports activities as IOC president Thomas Bach stated that not one of the proposed 41 occasions can be included in Paris.
While some sports activities substituted in some occasions inside their present occasion numbers, Bach stated medal occasions had really gone down from 339 to 329.
Bach added that the athletes’ quota for Paris had been fastened at 10,500, together with these collaborating within the 4 new sports activities.
That represents a lower of 600 from Tokyo Games, whereas gender equality can be attained for the primary time in Olympic historical past in Paris.
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