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Breakdancing will soon be an Olympic sport. These guys designed a system to score it

If you haven’t thought much about breakdancing since Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo hit multiplexes in 1984 —or are too young to know what that even is—it may come as a surprise to learn that a competitive headspin-to-headspin “dancesport” version of the form has been steadily growing in global popularity over the last few decades and is now set to become the newest Olympic event.

The sport, which will officially go by the name “breaking” when it makes its debut at the 2024 Summer Games in Paris, is part of the International Olympic Committee’s efforts in recent years to attract younger viewers with globally popular subculture-based events like skateboarding, BMX, and rock climbing (all of which made their first official appearances at the last summer games in Tokyo). Full for rules and scoring system see full story here


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