It’s official! Breaking is now an Olympic sport! On Monday, December 7, 2020, in Geneva, the International Olympic Committee announced Breaking will be featured at the 2024 Olympics in Paris.
Poverty stricken youth in the streets of NYC created Breaking over 45 years ago. And thanks to the five million plus athletes worldwide who participate in competitive Breaking tournaments each year, and thanks to their fans and followers, Breaking is now an Olympic sport which will be seen in Paris 2024 by millions of people on the world’s biggest sports stage.
With 98% of Breaking athletes living in poverty and barely surviving, more so during this pandemic where millions are unemployed, where are these athletes going to get the money they need to train and travel to the Olympic qualifiers?
Unfortunately, these athletes do not have a sports league to earn compensation from their performances like athletes in professional sports. These athletes do not have agents, managers, representation or sponsors. These athletes have no careers in Breaking. Today, the best that athletes can do hope for is to aspire to compete in the Olympics to represent their countries. To get there though, they have to go through rounds of qualifiers and must fend for themselves to come up with money they need for training, travel and living arrangements. Seems like the 98% of poverty stricken athletes don’t have any chance to make the 2024 Olympic in Paris.
World Bboy Battle plans to change that with the 2021 Pro Breaking League World Cup, the first international professional Breaking sports tournament where any athlete, anywhere, can get a chance to earn compensation for his or her performances, earn a share in sponsorship revenues, and earn a share in the prize pool money—right from the athlete’s remote location!