The IOC just approved a proposal to include four strange subjects in the competition program of the Paris 2024.
According to the announcement from IOC President Thomas Bach earlier this week, Breakdance, Wall Climb, Skateboarding, and Surfing are all available in the Olympic competition in Paris 2024. Since the previous year, Paris 2024 has applied to organize these four subjects. However, it has to wait for a final decision from the IOC Executive Committee.
Wall climbing, Skateboarding, and Surfing appear soon from the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020. There is also the karate subject that the Japanese host proposes. According to a Paris 2024 presentation, they wanted a competition program that included subjects catching up with the new trends of the times. This has the potential to attract new and young audiences.
In the new IOC rules first introduced in Tokyo 2020, Olympic host cities are allowed to propose to hold popular subjects in their own countries.
Besides, the IOC has withdrawn the total number of competitions in Paris 2024 to 329. However, the number of mixed competitions between men and women has increased from 18 to 22.
The IOC also determines the number of athletes attending Paris 2024 at 10,500. The recent Olympics often have athletes attending over 11,000. The IOC even accurately set the rate of athletes as 50% male, 50% female to Paris 2024, up from 48.8% female in Tokyo.
The moves of Paris 2024 also partly show that the IOC is trying to refresh the Olympic program to retain sponsors, TV stations, and young fans.
Learn about the new subject of the Olympic Games Paris 2024
Paris 2024 has just announced four new subjects to the Olympic competition program. Among them, Breakdance is weird than Wall climbing, Skateboarding, and Surfing.
So finally, Breakdance has overcome the last barrier to participate in the competition program of the Olympic Games in Paris 2024.
There is an opinion that Breakdance is inherently Brazilian martial arts. It is taught to each other by gangs in New York and Los Angeles, later gradually transformed into beautiful dances. Breakdance began appearing in New York in the 1970s. It quickly spread globally, being popular not only in the US but also in Europe and Asia.