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Breakdancing is one of three sports set to be added to the official Olympic programme for 2024.

The hip-hop style of dancing has become an increasingly popular sport throughout the world after it debuted at the 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires, and we could potentially see some of those athletes competing in 2024.

In the UK in particular, there are a now a number of groups and individuals who compete throughout the year.

SMAC 19 and Soul Mavericks are UK groups who have both finished second in the UK B-Boy Championships in 2019 and 2017 respectively.

Kid Karam, real name Karam Singh, of SMAC 19, won in the solo category last year and has been a prominent figure in raising the profile of the sport.

The amazing dancing that got this Derby man to a world final - Derbyshire  Live
Karam Singh AKA Kid Karam.

The 22-year-old from Derby hopes to make it into the Team GB team if the sport is accepted by the Olympic committee.

Singh will definitely be in contention, should the sport be accepted, after he narrowly missed out on top spot at the Red Bull BC One in Austria at the end of November.

Skateboarding, freestyle BMX and 3v3 basketball are the other sports set to be included as the Olympic committee looks to expand and modernise the games.

Parkour could also potentially be included after a bid was submitted by the International Gymnastics Federation.

Parkour Earth, a governing body of the sport, have opposed the bid and called for the International Olympic Committee to reject any bid submitted by the FIG.

Dan Newton, CEO of Parkour Earth, has openly said Parkour is its own sport and is of no association with gymnastics.

Olympic president, Thomas Bach, will be announcing the official programme list later this evening during the official Olympic press conference.

Stay tuned for more following the announcement.

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