Once again, baseball and softball – popular sports that the IOC seems to have hated for a long time – are out. So is karate. Athletes will compete in all three sports in Tokyo next year, but not in Paris. (Squash, chess, and snooker didn’t make the cut for 2024 either – sorry to fans of those sports.)
The IOC won’t make its final decision until December 2020, but you may not believe what events might make their way in the games in Paris. The Paris 2024 committee is going to lobby for three sports that are getting a trial run in Tokyo. Surfing, climbing, and skateboarding are on Paris 2024’s potentials list for the games. These choices kind of make sense when you consider that snowboarding is a popular event in the Winter Olympics.
But here’s the kicker – breakdancing is on Paris 2024’s radar. Let that sink in. Breakdancing.