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Urban sports to be showcased in new IOC Olympic qualifier series

A BMX freestyle athlete performs at the 2024 Olympic Games handover ceremony on August 8, 2021 in Paris, France (by Siegfried Modola/Getty Images)

The International Olympic Committee has revealed plans to launch a new qualifier series, featuring the fledgling Olympic sports of BMX freestyle, breaking, skateboarding and sport climbing, for the 2024 summer Olympic Games in Paris.

The new IOC-led qualifier series is part of Olympic Agenda 2020+5, the updated reforms package for the Olympic Movement that was unveiled in March 2021. Using Olympics branding to raise the profile of qualifying events was one of the items put forward.

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