Breakdancing makes next move to Olympic status at Paris 2024

first_imgThe International Olympic Committee’s executive board on Wednesday, March 27 recommended adding breakdancing, skateboarding, sport climbing, and surfing to the Paris program when the full membership meets in June. Combined Korean teams in women’s basketball, women’s field hockey, mixed team judo, and men’s and women’s rowing are preparing to enter qualification this year to compete in Tokyo.If a Korean bid emerges for the 2032 Olympics, it could compete with candidates from Australia, India, Indonesia, and Russia which have expressed early interest.Asked if plans to simplify Olympic bidding could see the IOC approach a favored city, Bach said it was “not our goal.” “The Olympic Games are too big and too important that you could have an arrangement with a city,” he said.The new panel of five IOC members, chaired by John Coates of Australia, aims to suggest ideas for the candidate process by the June 24-26 meeting of the full membership in Lausanne Associated Press Television News With those 2032 Olympics and the 2030 Winter Games in mind, a panel has been asked to look at ways of making an often expensive and politically unpopular candidate process “more flexible and more targeted.”  FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE COMMENT LIVE TV First Published: 28th March, 2019 09:18 IST Last Updated: 28th March, 2019 16:11 IST Breakdancing Makes Next Move To Olympic Status At Paris 2024 Breakdancing and three other sports have made the next move toward becoming medal events at the 2024 Paris Olympics A final decision must be made by the board in December 2020 after further monitoring of the four.center_img Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Duration 0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackQuality LevelsFullscreenThis is a modal window. This video is restricted from playing on your current domain Error Code: PLAYER_ERR_DOMAIN_RESTRICTED Written By “We will try to continue our efforts there with a view to helping and assisting the athletes and the (national Olympic committees),” Bach said. READ: ‘Too Much Gold In One Picture’: Twitterati Reacts On Seeing Olympic Legend Michael Phelps At Feroz Shah KotlaAlso on Wednesday, March 27, the IOC board agreed to continue helping North and South Korean athletes and officials work together despite diplomatic setbacks between the neighboring governments in recent days.Joint Korean teams are being prepared in four sports to try to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, and a co-hosting bid for the 2032 Summer Games is a possible aim. SUBSCRIBE TO US Session ID: 2020-09-09:2527a7857eb25b2d31b44f7a Player Element ID: video_player_5f586082f2682 OK Close Modal DialogBeginning of dialog window. 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He praised the four likely additions to the Paris medal program as “more gender balanced, more youthful and more urban” “These four sports also offer the opportunity to connect with the young generation,” he said.Though breakdancing would be new in the Summer Games, the other three are already confirmed for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics lineup.All four sports will be assessed for how they are managed, and the integrity of competitions and judging, before being finalized for Paris.The IOC hosted a meeting of the Korean government and sports officials in February, one year after the neighbors fielded a combined team’s women’s ice hockey at the Pyeongchang Olympics hosted south of the border. “The IOC may approach a city or a region and tell them, ‘Listen, isn’t it not a time for you now?'” IOC President Thomas Bach said at a news conference after the second of three days of board meetings. Breakdancing and three other sports have made the next move toward becoming medal events at the 2024 Paris Olympics.last_img

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