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Breakdancing and three other sports took another step toward appearing at the Paris 2024 Olympics after the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday voted in favour of their inclusion.

The Paris 2024 organizing committee in February proposed surfing, skateboarding and sport climbing as well as breakdancing for inclusion in the Games, and the IOC's executive board gave the initial green light in March.

On Tuesday the IOC session voted unanimously for their inclusion in the 2024 program, but the sports face one final review in late 2020 before a final decision is taken, IOC president Thomas Bach said.

Surfing, climbing and skateboarding will be part of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and their performance as new sports there will be monitored by the IOC before a final decision is taken on their inclusion in Paris.

It is planned that the four sports will have a total 248 athletes, split evenly between men and women.

Paris Games organizers said they want to deliver a program that is in keeping with the times and will attract a new and younger audience.

Under new IOC rules first introduced for the Tokyo Games, Olympic host cities can hand-pick sports and propose them for inclusion in those Games if they are popular in that country and add to the Games' appeal.

The IOC is eager to refresh the Games' sports program to remain relevant to sponsors, broadcasters and fans.

https://www.cbc.ca/sports/olympics/breakdancing-paris-olympics-ioc-vote-1.5189204

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Oh great, more subjective scores from judges.

I hate any "sport" where the winner is determined subjectively.  It should all be objective.  Figure skating & gymnastics?  You get points for doing this, this, and this...you lose points for doing that, that, and that.  Same with anything else where currently a judge gives their personal opinion. Snowboarding, diving, etc.  

But I know I'm in the minority on this, so I'll just shut-up now.

 

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7 minutes ago, miguelito said:

I agree, Nate.  "Faster, higher, stronger."  This is none of those, and can't be measured anyway.

Higher can be measured with a simple drug test and I imagine some of the  potential competitors may fail said test.

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sport climbing could be cool.  skateboarding? break dancing?  GTFOH....

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1 hour ago, Lhorn said:

Trying too hard to appeal to millennials. Next up: twerking. 

Yes. Because when I think breakdancing, the first thing I think of is...millennials...and not my own middle school dance circa 1984.

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6 minutes ago, Larry T. Spider said:

I feel more justified in my hatred of the olympics.

This.  It's all gymnastics and shit women apparently want to see.  Remember when the decathlon and boxing were the biggest draws in the Olympics?  Now the decathlon gets about 60 seconds of coverage right before they sign-off for the day.

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6 minutes ago, bolverk said:

Mos def

My #2 son did that (Dobie Middle School - Roadrunners “hollah”). Later he graduated to dreds.

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2 hours ago, Lhorn said:

Trying too hard to appeal to millennials. Next up: twerking. 

I could get behind that. And it's measurable.

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31 minutes ago, Trey3216 said:

I would totally be alright if they added parkour to the Olympics

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47 minutes ago, bolverk said:

Yes. Because when I think breakdancing, the first thing I think of is...millennials...and not my own middle school dance circa 1984.

You’re right. That makes it even weirder that they would choose a dance fad that was popular 35 years ago.  My millennial comment was based more on the opinion that I think they’ve gone overboard with X Games type stuff and were talking about getting rid of a staple Olympic sport like wrestling (not sure what became of that effort however).

i know..... Get off my lawn!

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Bring tug of war back. And in battle of the network stars fashion, the team needs to be made of athletes from the other sports including gymnastics, swimming, basketball, etc. and have men’s, women’s and mixed. 

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1 hour ago, Armybrat said:

My #2 son did that (Dobie Middle School - Roadrunners “hollah”). Later he graduated to dreds.

Goliad Middle School Mavericks back atchoo!

55 minutes ago, Lhorn said:

You’re right. That makes it even weirder that they would choose a dance fad that was popular 35 years ago.  My millennial comment was based more on the opinion that I think they’ve gone overboard with X Games type stuff and were talking about getting rid of a staple Olympic sport like wrestling (not sure what became of that effort however).

 i know..... Get off my lawn!

Seriously, I'm totally with you on this, but I gotta admit this aging Gen Xer will be watching the Olympic Break Dancing Finals in 2024. Of course, the biggest risk will be me getting too much into it and end up breaking a hip in the middle of the living room.

31 minutes ago, Nice Guy Eddie said:

Bring tug of war back. And in battle of the network stars fashion, the team needs to be made of athletes from the other sports including gymnastics, swimming, basketball, etc. and have men’s, women’s and mixed. 

Battle of the Network Stars!!! There needs to be an Olympic Obstacle Course event.

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1 hour ago, HouTex said:

This.  It's all gymnastics and shit women apparently want to see.  Remember when the decathlon and boxing were the biggest draws in the Olympics?  Now the decathlon gets about 60 seconds of coverage right before they sign-off for the day.

It was difficult to find boxing at all last Olympics.

I used to watch track and field stuff, which is about the only male sport that's easy to find aside from Basketball.

I've finished the long list of stuff that interests me in Summer Olympics.

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7 hours ago, gecko said:

sport climbing could be cool.  skateboarding? break dancing?  GTFOH....

Meh, I'd rather the crags not be so crowded. To me climbing is more about the experience of being up there and making deliberate moves to get to the next hold and pushing myself. It's actually quite relaxing. But I realize that, like with any sport, there will always be those who want to make it a competition. 

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8 hours ago, Nice Guy Eddie said:

Bring tug of war back. And in battle of the network stars fashion, the team needs to be made of athletes from the other sports including gymnastics, swimming, basketball, etc. and have men’s, women’s and mixed. 

Would watch if we can dig up Cosell and have him call it.

 

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5 hours ago, Beau Vine said:

Would watch if we can dig up Cosell and have him call it.

 

There has to be some good behind the scenes stories about this show in those years.  Late 70s, tv stars...  surprised someone hasn’t produced a documentary about it.  Gabe Kaplan and Robert Conrad eyeing the young talent from nbc.  Horseshack stalking Charlene Tilton.   Gil Gerard trying to get Jan Smithers drunk.  Howard hesseman forgets to show up for Simon sez  because of too much coke.  

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15 minutes ago, Nice Guy Eddie said:

There has to be some good behind the scenes stories about this show in those years.  Late 70s, tv stars...  surprised someone hasn’t produced a documentary about it.  Gabe Kaplan and Robert Conrad eyeing the young talent from nbc.  Horseshack stalking Charlene Tilton.   Gil Gerard trying to get Jan Smithers drunk.  Howard hesseman forgets to show up for Simon sez  because of too much coke.  

Bill Simmons can fap to this.

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26 minutes ago, Upgrayedd said:

Can’t wait to get my official Olympic Cardboard sponsored by Coke!

You musta forgot. (If anyone get that reference and how it relates to the Olympics you'll get mad rep from me)

Just as important as your Coke Cardboard is your Apple Boom Box, which you will only have to pay $2000 for and wait in a 3 hour line.

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3 hours ago, Fudge Nuggets said:

 

Don't sleep on the South Korea B-boyz

This whole thing is going to be so full of awesome.

Early money is on Team Bangladesh but don't go sleeping on Azerbaijan.

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