While the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo have been postponed until next year, we can start getting excited about the following Parisian edition. Because it has been announced that breaking (break dancing) will be an official competitive sport for the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris, France. The International Olympic Committee’s pursuit of urban events to lure a younger audience saw street dance battles officially added to the medal events program at the 2024 Paris Games. Also confirmed for Paris by the IOC executive board were skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing.
Some of the most talented and notable breakers in the world, including one of the founding fathers of breaking – Crazy Legs – are Latino. And we can expect some notable Latin breakers to be competing for gold. Among them is one of the highest ranked world champs, Mexican-American Victor Montalvo.