The New Sports Joining The Olympics

For the 2024 Olympics, four new sports are being considered, including surfing, climbing, breakdancing, and skateboarding.

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The New Sports Joining The Olympics

Emily Hankins

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In their first iteration around 700 BC, the Olympic Games consisted of foot racing and relays. The games were brought back in 1896, where athletics, cycling, fencing, gymnastics, weightlifting, shooting, swimming, tennis, and wrestling. Since then, new sports have slowly been added as they have gained prominence. This year, the Olympic committee is considering adding surfing, climbing, skateboarding, and breakdancing.

Surfing, climbing, and skateboarding were all originally added to the games in 2016, though they are being considered for permanent addition to the Olympics. Breakdancing debuted in 2018 at the Summer Youth Olympics and is also being considered for being added to the Olympic games list. All four of these sports would be appear in the 2024 Olympics, which take place in Paris, France.

By adding new sports, people are expected to be more interested and involved in the games. Younger audiences are expected to watch the games more often than they do now. Overtime, the audience surrounding the Olympics has aged, and by adding new sports the audience will include more kids and teens.

It isn’t until 2024 the breakdancing is expected to be added to the Olympics, but surfing, climbing, and skateboarding are expected to be added for the 2020 games. Perhaps in the future even more events are going to be added that have never been seen before, such as cup stacking or dodgeball. We’ll just need to wait until then to see what’s going to be added.

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