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New sports will be added to 2024 Paris Olympics

By Andrew Tan


Breakdancing, skateboarding, surfing, and sport climbing are new sports added at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.

Skateboarding, surfing, and sport climbing have already been added for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, which will take place in 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. But Breakdancing will be added in the future. Breakdancing, which grew up alongside hip hop in the South Bronx of New York, US in the 1970’s was referred to as “breaking”. The World Dance Sport Federation (WDSF) is to make sure the breaking competition at Paris 2024 will be unforgettable.

There was a decision to “reach gender equality by removing the men’s 50km race walk”, rather than introducing a women’s version, Mr McConnell said. The sports director Kit McConnell said that this event would be replaced by a mixed gender event. The replacement event will not be a mixed cross-country which World Athletics have been training for. Mr. McConnell said that cross-country was shown to be too complex and expensive to hold.


Sources:

https://www.kidsnews.com.au/sport/breakdancing-sport-climbing-skateboarding-added-to-2024-paris-olympics/news-story/1883fa2f64c6124fc68943e7d5e1fe76

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