Breakdancing proposed as new sport for 2024 Olympics
24 February 2019 | 8:00 am
Breakdancing is one of four new sports proposed by organizers of the Paris 2024 Olympics. The other three sports, surfing, skateboarding and sport climbing, will debut at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. The International Olympic Committee has until Dec. 2020 for final approval.
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