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Breakdancing at the Olympics

Breakdancing will make it's first appearance at the Olympic at Paris 2024. It has not been included on the proposed sports program for the 2028 Olympics in LA, so it's Olympic history may be short lived.

Breakdancing at the Olympic Games Breakdancing is one Dancesport

Competitive dancing (Dancesport) was one of 12 sports in 2015 which was initially considered for inclusion in the 2020 and 2024 Olympic Games, but it did not survive the first cut. In February 2019, it was announced that Breakdancing was one of four sports (the others were: sport climbing, skateboarding and surfing) to be put forward for inclusion as additional sports on the program for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, and confirmed in December 2020.

The proposed Paris 2024 men's and women's breakdancing event would involve head to head "battles" with 16 competitors in each.

Should Breakdancing be at the Olympics?

There was widespread criticism when it was announced that breakdancing would be included at the 2024 Olympics. There is contention whether dancing is even a sport, though anyone who knows about the competitive form of dance will agree that fits the criteria of a sport. Dancesport has similarities to the Winter sport of ice dancing and figure skating, so it is not unreasonable to think that it is a feasible option for inclusion at the Olympics.


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