Breakdance officially becomes an Olympic sport

The International Olympic Committee has been continually pushing urban events to become Olympic disciplines to attract the youth.

The IOC executive board also approved skateboarding, sport climbing, and surfing to make a debut at the Tokyo Olympic games 2021, which was postponed due to the pandemic.

Breakdancing will be labeled as breaking at the Olympics.

Besides the additions, some subtractions were made by the IOC due to arduous governing bodies of weightlifting and boxing. The athlete quota for these disciplines will be less at the 2024 Olympic games. Weightlifting is facing major problems over infamous doping scandals and the reforms conducted by the International Weightlifting Federation.

The International Olympic Committee promises to reach a long-term goal of equal participation by both male and female athletes at the Paris Olympic games.