Breakdancing Is Now an Olympic Sport and Everyone’s Confused



Breakdancing fans, your time has come. Breakdancers have officially joined the esteemed ranks of figure skaters, skiers and bobsledders, as news broke Monday that breakdancing will be an Olympic sport beginning with the 2024 Paris Games. The official term for the new sport is “breaking.” The move is part of the International Olympic Committee’s goal to drum up interest in the Games among “a younger audience,” and recognizing breakdancing as a sport is their way of doing it. Opinions are split between those who think it’s about time and those who think “the world has gone bonkers.”