Breaking at the Youth Olympic Games

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More Breaks in The Action

04 Aug 2018 09:37

Utsunomyia Masters @ SugiyamaThere will be more breaks in the 3x3 basketball action in Prague, CZE, when the FIBA World Tour stops there on 4 August.

Eight b-boys from five European countries do their battling between the games of day one. Watch it live! The transmission of the Round of 8 is scheduled to start at 5 p.m. CEST (UTC + 2h).

Last week's battling at the FIBA 3x3 World Tour Utsunomyia Masters in Japan produced a worthy winner in an unusual attire: B-Boy Gen Roc!

Here is the line-up for the Prague Masters:

B-Boy Anton, GER
B-Boy Kaé, FRA
B-Boy Marson, CZE
B-Boy Shane, NED
B-Boy Tim, NED
B-Boy Tref, CZE
B-Boy Twister, SVK

And below is the player with the live feed from the Prague Masters courtesy of FIBA.

WpV9a8PdAOo|LIVE 🔴 - FIBA 3x3 World Tour 2018 - Prague Masters 2018 | Day One

Jamming in Jammies

28 Jul 2018 16:15

B-Boy Gen Roc, JPN | Jamming in JammiesThe Japanese B-Boy Gen Roc was declared winner of the International 1 vs 1 Battle staged by WDSF concurrently with the day-one street basketball action of the Utsunomyia Masters, the second stop of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour 2018.

Breaking made its second appearance in the
FIBA 3X3 World Tour after it had premiered in last year's Lausanne Master. Eight b-boys from four Asian countries were invited by WDSF to dance in the battles, which were all contested during breaks in the games' schedule on the 3x3 court set up at a downtown Utsunomyia location.

B-Boy
GEN ROC of "GOOD FOOT" won the International 1vs1 Breaking Battle Utsunomyia convincingly - and in an attire that was befitting of the broadcast hour (04:35 UTC/GMT) in some parts of the world.

SqheHKJudUo|Breaking by WDSF

 

Sharing A Spirit

27 Jul 2018 17:11

2017 Lausanne Masters | 3x3 World Tour © EgliThe concept premiered in August 2017, with the first side-by-side of street basketball - staged under the auspices of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) -  and WDSF breaking during the Lausanne Masters of the FIBA 3x3 World Tour. The 3x3 Utsunomiya Masters takes up from there.

In Utsunomiya, Japan, the second Masters of the the 2018 FIBA World Tour, top-level 3x3 basketball and breaking will once more feature jointly on the programme of the tournament.

Eight b-boys have been invited to battle it out for glory and a purse during day one, 28 July 2018, of the Utsunomiya Masters. Four b-boys from Japan and four from three other Asian countries will go up against each other:

B-Boy Cheno, THA
B-Boy Gen Roc, JPN
B-Boy Kill Joe, JPN
B-Boy Kohei, JPN
B-Boy Luka, TPE
B-Boy Nicolas, JPN
B-Boy Noodle, KOR
B-Boy Shinobi, KOR

The battles are scheduled in two blocks.

  • Top 8 at 04:35 UTC/GMT
  • Top 4 at 06:25 UTC/GMT

You will be able to follow the battles live during the day-one webcast embedded below.

f_fIYgNwr94|LIVE 🔴 - FIBA 3x3 World Tour 2018 - Utsunomiya Masters 2018 | Day One

Flame Lit For Youth Olympic Games

24 Jul 2018 11:31

YOG TorchThe Youth Olympic flame that will be a focal point at the Opening Ceremony of the Buenos Aires Youth Olympic Games on 6 October was lit today at the Panathenaic Stadium in Athens, Greece.

The lighting marks the start of the Torch Relay, which will travel 14,000 kilometres across the whole of Argentina, highlighting the achievements of some unique young people, as well as the country’s cultural and geographical diversity.

Following Olympic tradition, the Youth Olympic flame was lit by the sun’s rays reflected in a parabolic mirror, with a priestess from the Temple of Hera passing on the torch to the first relay runner in Athens’ ancient stadium – the home of the first modern Olympic Games in 1896. Four young athletes from Argentina and Greece started the Torch Relay in the iconic stadium, before the Youth Olympic flame is transported to Argentina.

“Within 74 days, in an Opening Ceremony welcoming everyone, the Youth Olympic flame will be celebrated by hundreds of thousands on the streets of Buenos Aires. Millions will see it shine through their televisions and social networks throughout the world. Its light will inspire the young athletes,” said IOC Member and Chairman of the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Organising Committee Gerardo Werthein.

During the speeches, heartfelt words of condolences were also offered by Danka Bartekova, Chair of the IOC Coordination Commission for Buenos Aires 2018, who acknowledged the tragic events taking place outside Athens due to the recent wildfire outbreak.

“Tragic events are happening here in Greece and our hearts are with you. The Olympic flame is a symbol of peace, but today let me say that the flame becomes a symbol of hope not only for Greece to recover, but also for a generation of young people all over the world, not only those participating to the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018.”

The Torch Tour will officially kick off on 5 August, when the sacred flame arrives in La Plata, the capital of the province of Buenos Aires, and the first relay takes place. In total, the flame will travel 14,000 kilometres in an almost 60-day journey that will finish on 6 October at the Obelisk in Buenos Aires for the first Olympic opening ceremony to take place in a city centre and outside traditional stadiums.

In each city the relays will cover one kilometre, with 10 torchbearers passing the sacred flame from torch to torch. During the tour the flame will also visit some of the most iconic and touristic sites in Argentina, such as Mar del Plata, the Flag Monument in Rosario, the waterfalls in Iguazu, and the Perito Moreno Glacier.

This year’s YOG will take place from 6-18 October in the Argentine capital. The breaking competition will feature 12 b-boys and 12 b-girls from 18 countries and will take place on October 7-8 (individual battles and) October 10-11 (mixed-team battles) at the Urban Park.

A high-profile panel of judges has been assembled for the YOG that includes Storm, Crazy Legs, Moy, Mounir, Narumi, AT, and Renegade. MC’ing the event will be Mario Bee, with DJ Fleg and DJ Lean Rock providing the beats.

 

Bound for Buenos Aires!

29 Jun 2018 08:40

24.jpgThe list* of 12 B-boys and 12 B-girls who will compete for gold at the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) was officially released on June 28 as the countdown clock hit 100 days to go.

The 24 athletes represent 18 countries and four continents in total. To reach Buenos Aires, each dancer had to navigate through a yearlong qualification process that began with the first online video qualifier in Olympic history.

The competition was open to any B-boy or B-girl around the globe between the ages of 15 and 18 – a requirement to compete at the Youth Olympic Games. More than 1,000 young hopefuls submitted 1-minute videos of themselves in action, and the top five from each country were selected by a panel of judges that included legends of the sport such as Crazy Legs and Storm.

Three continental qualifiers featuring 395 shortlisted dancers then took place during the high-profile Silverback Open (USA), Battle of the Year (Germany) and Taipei Bboy City (Chinese Taipei), where 87 dancers earned the right to compete at the WDSF World Youth Breaking Championships in Kawasaki, Japan, in May. The 24 dancers that will participate in the YOG in Buenos Aires were selected from these 87 competitors, with the final decision left to each National Olympic Committee.

This year’s YOG will take place from 6-18 October in the Argentine capital. The breaking competition will take place on October 7, 8, 10 and 11 and feature individual and mixed-team battles.

A high-profile panel of judges has been assembled for the YOG that includes Storm, Crazy Legs, Moy, Mounir, Narumi, AT, and Renegade. MC’ing the event will be Mario Bee, with DJ Fleg and DJ Lean Rock providing the beats.

*B-BOYS

  • Shigekix (Japan)
  • Bumblebee (Russia)
  • Bad Matty (Italy)
  • X-Rain (China)
  • Axel (Poland)
  • Reflow (Belgium)
  • D-Matt (Canada)
  • KennyG (Chinese Taipei)
  • Martin (France)
  • B4 (Vietnam)
  • Broly (Argentina)
  • Jordan (South Africa)

B-GIRLS

  • Ram (Japan)
  • Matina (Russia)
  • Yell (South Korea)
  • Señorita Carlota (France)
  • Lexy (Italy)
  • Vicky (Netherlands)
  • Emma (Canada)
  • Ivy (Cyprus)
  • Vale (Argentina)
  • Anastasia (Latvia)
  • Ella (Austria)
  • Csepke (Hungary)

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