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Breakdancing will debut as an Olympic sport in 2024

Breakdancing has come a long way since it began on the street corners of the South Bronx more than half a century ago. Now enshrined as one of the four fundamental elements of hip-hop, breakdancing is not only an established art form, but is also about to debut on the world’s biggest athletics stage: the Olympic Games.

This summer in Paris, 16 B-Boys and 16 B-Girls will “go head-to-head in spectacular solo battles” in the first-ever breakdance competition, in which athletes will use “a combination of power moves – including windmills, the 6-step and freezes – as they adapt their style and improvise to the rhythm of the DJ’s songs,” the Olympics said. The addition of breakdancing comes after the sport’s “outstanding success” in a trial run at the 2018 Summer Youth Olympics Buenos Aires Officially referred to as “breaking,” this will be the first dance sport to be part of the Olympics, according to Team USA, and will debut with both fanfare and controversy with less than three months to go before the torch in Paris is lit and the Games begin, this is why everyone is so excited about breaking the Olympics.

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