On Wednesday, March 27th, the International Olympic Committee officially recommended four new sports be added to the Paris Olympics in 2024, delighting followers of those four events!
The Olympic Committee recommended that surfing, skateboarding, climbing, and breaking (break dancing) should all be added.
#BREAKING: #IOC Prez Thomas Bach: IOC Executive Board provisionally recommends the four new sports for #Paris2024… https://t.co/bIteM0j9cX— GamesBids.com (@GamesBids.com)1553708674.0
The process of adding the new events is far from complete, however.
Before we see Olympians competing in these new categories, the sports will have to go through several more hurdles.
Bach says four sports proposed for #Paris2024 reached provisional inclusion in the sports program, but the IOC will… https://t.co/WvxCOd709Q— Aaron Bauer (@Aaron Bauer)1553708403.0
In the meantime, however, people are delighted to see the new sports getting the respect they deserve!
Will go to the 2019 #IOC session before this though. Session must approve the provisional inclusion.— Aaron Bauer (@Aaron Bauer)1553708571.0
IOC ruling body today supported 4 sports proposed by #Paris2024 organisers to add to their Olympics (breaking, surf… https://t.co/OW8tdOhpRj— Around the Rings (@Around the Rings)1553704183.0
Breaking got an especially large dose of attention, perhaps because of its little-understood reputation among the general public.
Today the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee agreed with Paris 2024's proposal to include Break… https://t.co/67ZLjZVvni— Breaking For Gold (@Breaking For Gold)1553709830.0
So this is the news. IOC Executive Board Conditionally Approves Breaking for Paris 2024…. Ultimately though can g… https://t.co/bX8SOjYO5z— IamCROS1 (@IamCROS1)1553713250.0
Breaking was born out of competition. The beating heart of breaking has always been battling another dancer to dete… https://t.co/ru5swmemNB— The Undefeated (@The Undefeated)1553713500.0
Twitter immediately took off with a plethora of break dancing jokes...
@gamesbids .@SHAQ’s going to win another gold medal🥇 https://t.co/fbpRE0Icx5— suppelsa (@suppelsa)1553716185.0
@gamesbids Break dancing is a weird one. Think people are super talented at this but is it a sport? What about ball… https://t.co/VHGtDwNKZh— Andy Holladay (@Andy Holladay)1553762820.0
The other three recommended sports were universally praised.
Skateboarding and climbing and surfing, oh my! https://t.co/pUHfB9JHds— CBC Olympics (@CBC Olympics)1553714260.0
Though many people thought the Olympic Committee had yet again made an egregious oversight.
@gamesbids Umm lacrosse? https://t.co/clwkgJ1tr4— Drew Bartlett (@Drew Bartlett)1553716890.0
@gamesbids Why no lacrosse????? https://t.co/qGII5ALDha— H.A.Thurmond (@H.A.Thurmond)1553748560.0
In fact, it seemed like almost everyone had a favorite sport they wished was on the list.
@gamesbids But what about bowling?!— Elizabeth Ortner (@Elizabeth Ortner)1553717177.0
@gamesbids Tiddlywinks 🤷♂️ https://t.co/DtTG5eZ3EE— Gilad Lipschitz 🇬🇧🇿🇦 (@Gilad Lipschitz 🇬🇧🇿🇦)1553727380.0
@gamesbids Ummm.....pole dancing should also be part of that list. https://t.co/Z84iu5LaVY— Feel it Tweet it! ❤👊 (@Feel it Tweet it! ❤👊)1553736200.0
@gamesbids Cheer??? https://t.co/zLkSaKpPKK— Chelsea 🍂 (@Chelsea 🍂)1553751752.0
Some suggestions were more serious than others.
@gamesbids If breakdancing gets in as a sport rather than a pastime I want to see MMA and fishing! Maybe even drag racing and drifting— manwithaplan (@manwithaplan)1553725036.0
@gamesbids I have my own 4 sports I think should be added. 1) mooseknuckling. You knuckle a moose then see if you… https://t.co/NrfHBbePaz— MrNeffels (@MrNeffels)1553717165.0
@MrNeffels @gamesbids 5) Finger snapping 6) Parallel parking 7) Burp talking 8) Staring 9) Slapping— IAmDamion🎤 (@IAmDamion🎤)1553717301.0
Well, like it or not, breaking is well on its way to becoming an olympic sport. If you tune into the events in 2024, you might just see this:
They're Break-dance Fighting! www.youtube.com