Following the successful test at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires in October this year, the organizers of Paris decided to enter the program of summer games. In addition to the violation, Paris 2024 voted to add skateboarding, mountaineering and surfing to the program. (The last three have already been accepted as "additional sports" for Tokyo 2020). The annex will not be official until the IOC final approval in 2020.
Can the intermission become an Olympic sport and still save the soul?
If you missed the breakdown debut as an event at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, …
Not surprisingly, the organizers in Paris chose to break their official Olympic debut in their city in 2024 . It is very popular in France. B-boys from France won the Red Bull BC One, one of the first annual 1-on-1 battles, three times. Only the USA, where dance was created, had more winners since 2004, out of four. (Korea also has three wins.)
Despite the victory, Japan, Russia and Korea, where many of the best b-boys and girls in the world live and study. The b-boy gold medal in Buenos Aires was from Russia;
In addition to global popularity, the gap is relatively light. No specialized equipment required. Just a nice floor, several chairs for the judges, and a good sound system. It can easily exchange space with other sports and can be done outdoors, as it was in Buenos Aires. You do not need to build an expensive collision to break the battle.
And given the fact that the IOC is your thoughtful but rich and powerful father, trying to look young and cool, including more events focused on young people, for example, the gap serves his interests.