Olympics-Breakdancing included in Paris 2024 to reach out to youth – Games chief

 

 

 

PARIS – The inclusion of breakdancing at the 2024 Olympics may been surprising but organisers were drawn to the sport’s potential to attract a younger fanbase and grow the Olympic audience in the internet age, Paris Games chief Tony Estanguet said.

Breakdancing was one of four new sports to win a spot at the Games in Paris – alongside surfing, skateboarding and sports climbing – after the International Olympic Committee ratified their inclusion earlier this month.

Estanguet added that though the decision to add breakdancing to the Games roster had come in for some criticism, most of the feedback he had received had been overwhelmingly positive.

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