Ahead of hip hop’s 50th anniversary, the 2024 Olympics are putting their all into making sure the world knows just how incredible it is to now have breaking (or breakdancing) as an Olympic sport.
The Olympic Channel, which serves as the official destination for all things related to the Games, has launched Breaking life, an unprecedented new series that explores the inner details of b-boys and b-girls from around the globe.
Breaking life will air in five episodes installments, taking place in areas from Senegal to India to Colombia to the good ole’ U.S.A, and illustrates what these breakers have overcome and what it takes to be an athlete in this art form that has evolved from the streets of New York City to the world’s biggest stages.
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“I am hopeful about the level of Indian b-girls going up,” says featured talent B-Girl Jo, who is a rising star from India. “To express myself fully around a majorly male community is difficult and yet that is the direction I’m heading.”
The 2024 Paris Games mark the inclusion of the hip hop-created dance as an Olympic sport. With the world watching, this is another elevation of how the culture will impact future purveyors of this thing we love called hip hop.
You can watch all episodes of Breaking life on the Olympic Channel via Olympics.com right now, and the first episode is below.