The history of breakdancing: from the streets of NYC to the Olympic Games

How much do you know about the newest Olympic event?

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11/06/24 | StarsInsider

LIFESTYLE Dance sport

In 2020, the International Olympic Committee voted to include breaking or breakdancing in the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, where 16 b-boys and 16 b-girls will compete for medals at the Place de la Concorde in the heart of the French capital. While it may be a new addition to the Olympics, breaking has existed for decades, originating in African American and Puerto Rican communities in the Bronx in the 1970s.

This gallery explores what breaking is, the elements of the dance sport, and how it took the world by storm. So, if you're curious, click on to discover more. 

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