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Paris 2024 Olympic Games will be proposing breakdancing

The organisers of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games will be proposing breakdancing to be included in the same event.

The proposal, which will be made to the International Olympic Committee, will also feature surfing, climbing and skateboarding.

On the other hand, squash, billiard, karate and chess failed to be shortlisted.

The breakdancing proposal came after it was included in the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires last year.

Russia’s Sergei Chernyshev aka Bumblebee and Japan’s Ramu Kawai aka Ram won the respective gold medals in the Boys and Girls categories.

Participants in the Youth Olympics competed in head-to-head battles, and this would be the format to be used in Paris.

Tony Estanguet, who is heading the Paris 2024 organising committee, said that Olympics would be “more artistic” and “more urban” with breakdancing. But is it really a sport?

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