Breakdancing is officially becoming an Olympic sport.
The sport will make its debut at the 2020 Olympic Games in Paris, France. Each competition will feature one-on-one battles with 16 b-boys and 16 b-girls competing for gold, silver, and bronze.
“It was a true team effort to get to this moment and we will redouble our efforts in the lead-up to the Olympic Games to make sure the breaking competition at Paris 2024 will be unforgettable,” World DanceSport Federation Shawn Tay said in a statement, via TMZ Sports.
Understandably, the announcement was met with some confusion and negative reaction.
But hey, if you have a problem with breakdancing being an Olympic sport, the International Olympic Committee also announced skateboarding, sport climbing, and surfing will make their debuts in 2024. The three sports were initially set to make their debuts at the 2020 Tokyo Games.
Objectively, all of these sports will bring more excitement to the Olympics than synchronized swimming, trampoline, rhythmic gymnastics, and floor dancing.