Breakdancing Becomes Olympic Sport, Spinning Into 2024 Games
John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
This is not a joke. Breakdancing will become an Olympic Sport in the 2024 Games...
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The International Olympic Committee says the Olympic competition will feature 16 b-boy and 16 b-girls from around the world competing in 1-on-1 battles.

The top finishers get real Olympic medals -- gold, silver and bronze.

The head of the World DanceSport Federation called the announcement "historic" ... "not only for b-boys and b-girls but for all dancers around the world."

WDSF president Shawn Tay added ... "It was a true team effort to get to this moment and we will redouble our efforts in the lead-up to the Olympic Games to make sure the breaking competition at Paris 2024 will be unforgettable."
Not everyone is happy about this...
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Australian squash legend Michelle Martin says it's a "mockery" that breakdancing is an Olympic sport while squash is not.

“You just look at the whole thing and you just go ‘Where’s the Olympics going?’ I know some people say breakdancing’s a sport but ... I don’t understand,” Martin told the AAP.

“The Olympics was all about a score, or it was a running race. There was a definitive answer and results to sports. You bring in all these judging things and it just gets so corrupt and so out of control. I just don’t get it anymore.”
I mean come on, this is pretty dumb, no?
Filed Under: Summer Olympics

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5 Comments
When does dwarf tossing become an Olympic sport?
Reply5 months
This is the demise of the Olympics. Taking sports like Baseball out but break dancing in is ridiculous.
Reply5 months
Well...no need for an expensive dedicated facility ...just some card board and a subway /train station
Reply5 months
How is this in the Olympics and you take out Baseball???
Reply5 months
Only 30 years late to late
Reply5 months
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