Taiwan sports body preparing for Olympics’ breakdancing debut in 2024

Focus Taiwan
Date: 12/12/2020
By: Lung Po-an and Kay Liu

Chien Chia-Cheng, aka KennyG, competes at the 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires. CNA file photo

Taipei, Dec. 12 (CNA) The Chinese Taipei DanceSport Federation said it had been making preparations to send a team to the 2024 Paris Olympics, even before the recent announcement that breakdancing will be introduced then as a sport.

Mary Yeh (劉渼麗), head of the federation, said it had been expecting the announcement, particularly after breakdancing became a competitive event at the 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires for the first time.

Breakdancing is a form of street dance, officially called breaking by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which announced on Dec. 7 that the dance would be included in the 2024 Summer Games as a new sport.

However, baseball and karate, which will be part of the Tokyo Games in July 2021, were dropped when the IOC unveiled the list of sports for the Paris Games.    [FULL  STORY]

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