The next Summer Olympics will be held in Paris, France, from Friday July 26 to Sunday August 11.
The City of Light will host thirty-two sports totaling 329 events, marking the 100th anniversary of the 1924 Paris Games.
Being the sixth Olympic Games hosted by France, the 2024 Games will go down in history as the “breaking” makes its Olympic debut.
According to the official Olympics website, “Breaking is a competitive form of breakdancing that includes footwork and athletic movements like back or head spins. Athletes (known as b-boys and b -girls) are judged on a number of criteria during their routines, including technical skill, creativity, style, speed, strength, rhythm and agility”.
Currently, thirty-two athletes are set to compete as “b-boys” and “b-girls” for medals.
Click here to learn more about the breakup and how to qualify.
“We had a clear priority, which was to introduce sports that are particularly popular with younger generations,” said IOC President Thomas Bach, “and also to take into account the urbanization of sport.”
Click here for more information on the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics.