The International Olympic Committee’s executive board recommended adding breakdancing, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing to the 2024 Paris Olympic Games when the full membership meets in June. This increases the chances of the four sporting categories in becoming medal events at the Olympic event.
• All four sports will be assessed in terms of how they are managed, the integrity of competitions and judging, before being finalised for the Paris Olympics.
• A final decision will be made by the board in December 2020 after further monitoring of the four sporting categories.
• Though breakdancing would be new in the Summer Games, the other three are already confirmed for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics lineup.
The IOC board has also agreed to continue helping North and South Korean athletes and officials work together despite diplomatic setbacks between the neighboring governments in recent days.
The joint Korean teams are being prepared in four sports- women’s field hockey, mixed team judo, and men’s and women’s rowing- to try to qualify for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and to possibly place a co-hosting bid for the 2032 Summer Games.