Olympic Games: Baseball and softball to be replaced by breakdancing in Paris 2024

Olympic Games Baseball and softball to be replaced by breakdancing

Although there was a delay of more than a year, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics they were finally held in 2021 and it could be said that despite all the difficulties faced by the organizers and the athletes, the competition it was a complete success where how every 4 years (and in this case 5 years) We witnessed enormous sporting feats, perhaps having one of its peak moments the achievement of the gold medal in baseball for Japan as hosts against the United States, this being the most popular sport in these lands.

However, despite being one of the most popular team sports in the world alongside softball, its place within the Olympic Games has never been permanent, being part of the official program for the first time in Barcelona 1992 until Beijing 2008. , where he was relegated to London 2012 and Rio 2016. The recent Tokyo 2020 games were his triumphant return, but for the next Olympics in Paris 2024 they will not be on the official program.

As had already been announced before the start of Tokyo 2020, both baseball and softball will not be part of Paris 2024 and will instead be replaced by breakdancing, which will make its debut as an Olympic sport in the following Olympic Games. Another sport that made its debut in Tokyo, karate, will also not be at the Games in three years.

However, it is not all bad news, as it is confirmed that baseball and softball will fly into the Olympic program for Los Angeles 2028, with Dodger Stadium probably one of the parks that will see action in the Olympics in 7 years.

Gabriel Delgado

I started as a rookie on Al Bat in early 2018 and am going for my third season covering Major League Baseball as a web reporter. I am a fan of the San Francisco Giants, a number one defender of Barry Bonds and a critic of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Fernando Tatis Jr., Juan Soto and Ronald Acuña are the future of baseball, Mike Trout is overrated, and the Astros deserved to be taken away from the World Series for cheating. Besides baseball, I also enjoy soccer, football, basketball, and just about any other game that includes a ball or a ball. I am also an amateur musician, penniless gamer and very nerdy. Graduated in journalism from the University of Guadalajara, I graduated in 2017. Born in the shrimp capital of the world, Escuinapa, Sinaloa. I lived in Australia for a while; i survived giant spiders, tasmanian devils, and fought a kangaroo and didn’t die trying.

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