“The WDSF could not be prouder to have breaking included at Paris 2024, and we thank everyone who helped make it possible: the executive board of the IOC, the Paris 2024 organizers, the WDSF staff and, most importantly, the breaking community itself.
“It was a real workforce effort to get to this second and we’ll redouble our efforts within the lead-up to the Olympic Games to verify the breaking competitors at Paris 2024 will likely be unforgettable.”
Paris 2024 will see 16 b-boys and 16 b-girls — the term used for competitive breakers, or breakdancers — compete in one vs one battles, and it is hoped the sport’s inclusion will attract a young audience to the Olympics.
At the 2018 Youth Olympics, there were three medals events that drew crowds of more than 30,000 people each day, according to the WDSF.
Measures that were introduced ahead of the Tokyo Olympics allow host cities to put forward new sports to be included in their Games.