Pull out your track suits, Reebok sneakers and cardboard box because breakdancing will be taking over the 2024 Olympics in Paris, France.
The International Olympic Committee announced Monday that breakdancing is one of four new sports being added to the games as a way to attract a younger audience.
Skateboarding, surfing and sport climbing has also been added, but will be featured at the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo.
The breakdancing competitions were debuted in the 2018 Buenos Aires Youth Olympics.
Breakdancing originated in New York City during the late 1960’s and early 1970’s.
The sport incorporates moves from a variety of sources, including martial arts and gymnastics.
“Breaking” became mainstream in the 1980’s when Hollywood capitalized on the street culture with the movies Breakin’ and Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo, starring Adolfo “Shabba Doo” Quiñones (Ozone), Michael “Boogaloo Shrimp” Chambers (Turbo), and Lucinda Dickey (Kelly). The first movie was also the film debut of rapper-turned-actor “Ice-T,” who was the Club MC.
It will be interesting to see how the Olympics will score the sport and if there will be any epic dance battles.
Check out one of our favorite movie scenes from Breakin’, then tell us, are you ready to “pop, lock and drop it Olympic-style?
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