Remember the guy at high school dances who would clear space for himself on the dance floor so that he could spin on his back while his classmates looked on? Yeah, that guy could become an Olympic athlete now.
The International Olympic Committee announced that they are considering adding breakdancing as an Olympic sport for Paris 2024. It’s one of four new sports being added to the summer games. Skateboarding, surfing, and sport climbing are already officially approved and will debut at the 2020 Tokyo Games.
The IOC will announce by the end of next year if breakdancing made the cut.
Breakdancing does takes a lot of talent and athleticism… but so does all dancing. Why does breakdancing count as a sport and other genres of dance don’t? If you’re going to allow one type of dance, you have to open the door to other types as well.