Breakdancing is an Olympic sport now. The International Olympic Committee has officially added “Breaking” to the medal events program at the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.
The discipline has been added alongside other new categories including skateboarding, sport climbing, and surfing. It’s reportedly part of an ongoing effort to draw a younger audience to the games.
The IOC confirmed the decision on Monday. President Thomas Bach explained that the move to make the Games “more gender-balanced, more youthful and more urban.” The choice of word here is a little jarring as “urban” is generally considered to be a lazy substitute term for “Black,” and one that the music and fashion industry have moved away from.