Tuesday, December 8, 2020

Break-dancing Is Now An Official Olympic Sport

 One of the four elements of Hip-Hop (MC’s, DJ’s, graffiti and breakdancing breaking/b-boying) is now a proper Olympic sport.On (Dec. 7), it was announced that “breaking” will be included as part of the 2024 Summer Games in Paris.


“We have had a clear priority and this is to introduce sports which are particularly popular among the younger generations. And also to take into account the urbanization of sport,” said International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach after today’s executive board

Breaking actually made its Olympic debut a couple of years ago in Buenos Aires at the 2018 Summer Youth Games.

Breaking started in the 1970’s in the Bronx, a contemporary and part of the Hip-Hop culture that expanded from the New York City borough and eventually became an international phenomenon. This after many that are now not willing to admit it were quick to dismiss the movement as a fad.

Some of the floor moves that the best breakers implement in their dance routines are on the level of any Olympic worthy gymnast. How these breaking athletes will be judged is still being determined, though.

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