Paris Olympics Will Include Breakdancing
They’re turning the competition on its head. The organizing committee chief for the 2024 Summer Games announced the sport would be included along with 2020-approved skateboarding, climbing and surfing. Tony Estanguet, a gold medalist in canoeing, said the additions would make the Paris Olympics “more urban” and “more artistic,” and would perfectly reflect the city’s identity. The decision still needs approval from the International Olympic Committee.
Are there any losers? Baseball, karate and squash were all passed up for the 2024 games — although the marathon course will be open to the public for the first time ever.