The Paris 2024 Summer Olympics may have some exciting new sports. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced this week that breaking, sport climbing, skateboarding and surfing have been “provisionally included” in the lineup for the Summer Olympic Games in Paris.
Skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing already will be included as medal sports in the 2020 Olympics, and this latest action makes it likely that the sports will also be included in the 2024 Games. Breaking was previously added to the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 as a medal event, and now the sport is closer to an official debut in a major Olympic Games.
“The four sports that Paris has proposed are all totally in line with Olympic Agenda 2020 because they contribute to making the programme more gender balanced and more urban, and offer the opportunity to connect … Read the rest