Competitive breakdancing to feature in Paris 2024 Olympics

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    Breaking – a competitive form of breakdancing – has been confirmed as part of the final line-up for the Paris 2024 Olympics.

    Breaking is known for blending artistry and athleticism.

    Competitors – known as b-boys and b-girls – are not only judged on technical skill but also creativity and style, with strength, speed, rhythm and agility all considered.

    According to the BBC, breaking will join surfing, skateboarding and climbing, which will be retained after debuts at the delayed Tokyo Games in 2021.

    Squash campaigned unsuccessfully for inclusion in the Paris Games, as did billiard sports and chess.