Breakdancing is formally changing into an Olympic sport.
ESPN reports that on Monday (December 7), the Worldwide Olympic Committee has added avenue dance battles to the medal occasions program for the 2024 Paris Video games. The transfer was made, partly, to draw a youthful viewers.
Skateboarding, sport climbing and browsing had been additionally confirmed by the board as medal occasions on the Paris Video games.
“It ought to’ve been in there from day one of many Olympics,” DJ Qbert, considered one of Rock Regular’s first DJs, advised HipHopDX after the announcement was made. “Persons are beginning to determine Hip Hop tradition’s breaking has far more taste in physique language than what the Olympics needed to supply beforehand.”
Breaking has come a good distance since its starting within the Bronx through the early Nineteen Seventies. It was notably standard amongst Black and Puerto Rican communities.