Paris Olympic Games 2024 to include Breaking, Skateboarding, Sport Climbing and Surfing

Paris Olympic Games 2024 to include Breaking, Skateboarding, Sport Climbing and Surfing

Olympic Games 2024 is a multi national sports championship that brings together people from all walks of life to compete in different sporting events. These include athletics and other conventional sports known to men. However, the Paris 2024 Olympics promises a new twist to the world renowned sports event, with the introduction of proposed new sports. These include breaking, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing. Yes, your hobby is now a sport, and, some, for the first time ever, features in the long list of Olympic games. If you are good enough, then you might secure a spot to compete against other equally talented sports persons from across the world.

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Paris is remembered for the Paris Olympic Games 1924 and the Paris Olympic Games 1900. Both events were marked with pomp and color. And if history is anything to go by, then Paris Olympic Games 2024 promises a lot more. But, what makes the Paris Olympic Games 2024 a unique event, is the proposed new sports to be featured in the event.

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The International Olympic Committee, in LAUSANNE, Switzerland, decided to include this sports in the Olympic games. Even though, the committee suggested the sports to be included on a provisionally basis on the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, the move is widely seen as a step in the right direction.

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The decision was reached, during the 134th session of the IOC. This is, however, not all. According to the Olympic Agenda 2020, major stakeholders from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have the powers to propose more sports to the IOC, to be included in its edition of the event.

According to Thomas Bach, the president of IOC, the proposed games meet the 2020 Olympic Agenda. He said:

The four sports that Paris has proposed are all totally in line with Olympic Agenda 2020 because they contribute to making the program more gender balanced and more urban, and offer the opportunity to connect with the younger generation. The proposed sports are in line with these principles and enhance Paris 2024's overall dynamic Games concept, which focuses on inclusivity, inspiring a new audience and hosting socially responsible Games.

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Both sports climbing and breaking were featured at the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018. They appeared as medal games. Skateboarding and surfing are expected to debut in Tokyo in 2020.

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These new games have been received well by many. The International Surfing Association President, Fernando Aguerre, expressed his sentiments and applauded the move. This is what he had to say,

This is another amazing day for Olympic surfing, as we move one step closer to Paris 2024 and long-term Olympic inclusion. I want to personally thank both the IOC Membership and the Paris 2024 Organising Committee for believing in our sport and for recognising the value it brings. We are humbled and honoured by the confidence placed in us.

His sentiments were echoed by World Skate President, Sabatino Aracu. He said,

We are so proud that the Paris 2024 organising committee and the IOC endorsed the Olympic skateboarding and we are sure that the four-new sport-cluster will feed the urban spirit of the 2024 Games.

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This proposal is an advancement of the Tokyo 2020 program and adds 248 athletes who will join the 10,500 - athlete quota with a balance in number of men and women. Other key players in this sector also aired their views on this matter. Tony Estanguet, Paris 2024 President said,

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I am delighted with the IOC Session's vote in favour of our proposal to include breaking, sport climbing, skateboarding and surfing on the Paris 2024 Olympic Games program. Our aim from the outset has been to highlight what has been the strength of the Games for 32 Olympiads now - the diversity of the sports and the excitement that comes with performance - while also taking the opportunity afforded by the IOC to enhance the program and offer a new dimension.
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In December 2020, the IOC executive board will deliberate further on the proposed events as well as existing games, and all the athlete quotas for Olympic Games Paris 2024. and make their final decision. After this day's decision, there will be no additional sports to the 2024 Paris Olympic Games sports program.

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Olympic Games 2024 promises more opportunities to talented athletes who have been working on their talents for a long time now. With the addition of four new sports, the event promises more entertainment to the audience just as it promises more opportunities to the participants. If are good in any of the four sports, then you need to pull your sports gear and train hard.

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