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Skateboarding made its Olympic debut this year. In 2024, it'll be breakdancing. But have you ever wondered who decides what is — or isn't — an Olympic sport? Here's how those decisions are made:

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Money, the answer is money. dish_man Break dancing? Can't wait till they recognize the Individual Twitter retweet & response event- witty division - in Smartphoning Does getting this title even matter? The sport I am most interested in, Eventing, is hardly covered at all. I bet Breakdancing will get plenty of coverage.

Breakdancing... seriously Breakdancing 🤦🤦🤦🤨🤨🤨🤨 i wish they would include acrobatic gymnastics, seeing how popular gymnastics is in general makes me believe it would really get a boost in popularity I reckon tug of war should be used as the way that nations arbitrate their disputes. Who needs the CIJ_ICJ.

Breakdancing before Brazilian Jujitsu? Seriously? I don't think much of anything in the Olympics could be considered a sport between the one trick contests and the half court basketball to the attempts at just a Guinness book world record. Competition and competitiveness is not part of this circus show.

Omg! Let me guess… old white dudes? Just a guess! I hope I’m completely wrong. Love you

NPR Cookie Consent and ChoicesStonekettle They seem to be struggling a bit. However, they’ve been so dominant, that they’re not blowing a team out 6-0 feels like they’re in free fall. Hard to win on your knees.

Skateboarding needs to be permanent. And pigeon shooting needs to be brought back - except instead of pigeons, little micro rc propeller or rocket powered drones of Trump's wig When is unicycling going to be an Olympic sport? Or better yet tiddlywinks! Do we have Olympic Tug of War? I would definitely watch that.

Breakdance as an olimpic category is a joke. VoiceOfAFOO nice

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NPR Cookie Consent and ChoicesIt was a good run. She'll go down as a top 5 US Olympic athlete of all-time thanks She left for mental reasons, according to her coach and the NBC hosts.

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