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Breakdancing moves step closer to Olympic status at Paris 2024

Breakdancing has moved a step closer to becoming a medal event at the 2024 Paris Olympics after it was recommended for consideration by the International Olympic Committee’s executive board on Wednesday.

Breakdancing – which falls under the banner of the World DanceSport Federation (WDSF) – will be further considered for the Paris programme alongside skateboarding, sport climbing, and surfing.

The proposal still needs the approval of the full committee when it convenes in June and a final decision must be made by December 2020.

Surfing, climbing and skateboarding have already been approved for Tokyo 2020 and their performance as new sports there will determine their inclusion in Paris.

IOC president Thomas Bach said the “more gender-balanced, more youthful and more urban” sports “offer the opportunity to connect with the young generation”.

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