Thu, 23 May 2019

Washington D.C. [USA], Feb 21 (ANI): Breakdancing has become one of four sports suggested for inclusion in the Olympic programme alongside surfing, climbing and skateboarding.

Organisers of Paris 2024 have proposed that breakdancing should be included as a new sport in the Olympic program, CNN reported.

However, breakdancing, must now await final approval from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which has until December 2020 to take the final call.

Speaking to CNN, an IOC spokesperson said that the committee was pleased with the proposal as it was in line with its aim of rejuvenating the Olympics.

"We are pleased to see that Paris 2024's proposal for new sports to the Olympic programme is very much in line with the reforms of Olympic Agenda 2020, which is striving to make the Olympic programme gender-balanced, more youth-focused and more urban," an IOC statement read.

Breakdancing debuted in the 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, Argentina, but has yet to be included in the full senior programme.

The young participants competed under nicknames, with Russia's b-boy Bumblebee taking home the men's gold medal. (ANI)

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