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2022 WDSF Breaking European Championships - Manchester, Great Britain

Watch the 2022 WDSF Breaking European Championships Semi-finals and Finals live here on BreakingForGold!

Olympic Games ticketing is now open

02 Dec 2022 08:37

Olympics 2024 ticketing

Paris 2024 is opening up the Games wide open and is inviting spectators from all walks of life – from France and around the world, families, young people,enthusiasts or the curious who just ‘want to be there’... – to come and celebrate with the great athletes, discover breathtaking venues, share unique emotions… in short to experience the intensity of this exceptional event.

For the first time, fans worldwide are getting the chance to purchase tickets for the Games from one single platform and according to the same rules.

December 1, 2022, marks the launch of ticketing for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, with the opening of registrations for the draw for the first phase of ticket sales (dedicated to ‘Make Your Games’ packs). This first phase of ticket sales, only accessible via the draw, allows you to personalise your Olympic experience: each person drawn will be able to create their own pack by choosing three competition sessions from the programme of sporting events and sessions on offer, and depending on availability.

You can register for the draw over a two months period: from 1 December, 2022, to 31 January, 2023 (6pm CET). It couldn’t be more simple:

  1. - Go to: https://www.tickets.paris2024.org
  2. - Click on: ‘Sign up for the draw’
  3. - Enter your email address and follow the steps from there!

If you want to say ‘I was there in 2024’, all you need to do is sign up!

The Phryges are here!

27 Nov 2022 17:13


The Phryges are here! They are the official mascots of the Paris 2024 Olympic Summer Games. This one was specially created for the World DanceSport of Breaking.

2024 Olympic Mascot

Did you know that the Paris 2024 mascot was inspired by a Phrygian cap which is a symbol of freedom in France?

An epic moment for Breaking

Breaking will be featured for the first time at the Olympic Summer Games, held from 26 July to 11 August 2024 in Paris France. Athletes are currently on the road to Paris 2024 chasing Olympic glory and training very hard as they dream of the greatest prize of all: participating in an edition of the Olympic Games for the first time ever!

ClYX-EEK6ok|2024 Olympic Mascot Reveal

France and Netherlands win Gold at European Breaking Championships 2022

21 Nov 2022 09:09

European Breaking Championship 2022 Manchester

B-Boy Dany Dann (FR) and B-Girl India (NE) claimed Gold at the European Breaking Championships held on November 5-6 in Manchester, UK

Dany Dann wowed a packed venue with his athletic moves, intricate footwork and musicality to secure the confident win over GB’s Kid Karam, winning the thrilling three round battle 3-0. His journey to victory put him to the test, seeing off Ukraine’s Kuzya, (forth in Korea last month) in the Top 8, before B-Boy Daniel from Norway in the semi-final.

The B-Girls also brought it to the floor with India from the Netherlands taking gold at just 16 years of age, helping to inspire the next generation of breakers.

Rising star India defeated B-Girl Anti from Italy 3-0, firmly marking her spot as one to watch as the sport journeys towards the Paris Olympics in 2024. India was on roll all weekend, seeing off B-Girl Mad Max (BEL) in the Quarters before beating Vanessa from Portugal in the Semi-final. Proving how strong the camaraderie is amongst the breakers, Vanessa was the first to storm the floor after India’s emphatic win to congratulate her.

Commenting on hosting the UK’s first major international event, Breaking GB President Oliver (Hooch) James said “This weekend was incredible, the home crowd was amazing and we set the bar high for future events as breakers journey towards the Olympic Qualifying series in 2024. The European Breaking Championships represented an exciting and progressive step, showcasing breaking as both sport and entertainment whilst retaining its authenticity. We put on some show both for spectators and those watching at home and I’m sure we’re going to take lots of new fans on the journey to Paris with us.”

The top four finishers in Manchester all secured a place at the 2023 European Games in Krakow, Poland, which will be a direct qualifier for Paris 2024.

Medal Placements

B-Girls

Gold – India (NE)
Silver – Anti (ITA)
Bronze – Vanessa (POR)

B-Boys

Gold – Dany (FR)
Silver – Kid Karam (GBR)
Bronze – Wigor (POL)

Paris 2024 complete breaking schedule

18 Nov 2022 12:18

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The full sports schedule for Olympic Games Paris 2024 was unveiled on 25 July 2022. Discover the programme for breaking below.

The Paris 2024 breaking competition will take place over two days at La Concorde. A total of two Olympic champions will be crowned between Friday 9 August and Saturday 10 August. Discover the complete schedule for breaking at Paris 2024 below.

Schedule for breaking at the Olympic Games Paris 2024

Friday 9 August

16:00-18:00: Women's qualification

20:00-22:00: Women's final

Saturday 10 August

16:00-18:00: Men's qualification

20:00-22:00: Men's final

WDSF Reinforces Breaking event management team

17 Nov 2022 08:20

With qualifying for Breaking at the Olympic Games Paris 2024 now under way, the World DanceSport Federation (WDSF) has significantly strengthened its Breaking event management team with a number of strategic appointments confirmed.

The new members report directly to team leader B-boy Bojin (Bojin Chen), the famed Breaker and activist from Chinese Taipei and WDSF Presidium Member with full voting rights.

The complete list of all appointments to date include a diverse and international group of Breakers with decades of experience organising battles around the world. They are (in alphabetical order):

  • Katsu (Japan) as WDSF Breaking OQS (Olympic Qualifier System) Advisor;
  • Kid Glyde (USA) as WDSF Head of Breaking Judges Performance Evaluation Team;
  • Max (Portugal) as WDSF Breaking Event Management Specialist;
  • MG (Slovakia) as WDSF Breaking Ranking System Specialist; and
  • Skim (Republic of Korea) as WDSF Breaking Competition System Specialist;

The appointees are already fulfilling their mandates.

Further appointments are expected to be made in the lead-up to the Olympic Qualifier Series (OQS) for Paris 2024, a new IOC-led Olympic qualifier series for Breaking, BMX freestyle, skateboarding, and sport climbing set to take place from March-June 2024.

“With the first qualifying event [WDSF Breaking For Gold Challenge Series] for Paris 2024 having taken place in Montreal in September 2022 and with the WDSF World Breaking Championship 2022 having taken place in October 2022 in Seoul, things are really heating up on the road to the Olympic Games,”

said Bojin, who began his competitive Breaking career in 1997.

“This is why it is so important that we bring in specialists from around the world with the skills, knowledge, experience and passion to ensure that each of our events is expertly organized and authentic.”

Following the successful staging of the WDSF World Breaking Championship 2022 in Seoul, Republic of Korea from 21-22 October, and the WDSF European Breaking Championship 2022 set for 5-6 November in Manchester, England the next event in the calendar will be held in Tokyo, Japan on November 19th 2022. 

Find out more on the qualification system for Breaking at Paris 2024.

Background information on the new appointees follows.

Katsu

Katsu (JAP) - WDSF Breaking OQS Advisor - katsu_men@hotmail.com

  • BATTLE OF THE YEAR World Final 2010, 2015, 2021 Judge
  • Red Bull BC One Asia Final Judge 2014
  • Red Bull BC One World Final Judge 2009
  • Organizer of “SUPER BREAK” in Kawasaki, Japan since 2018 and more than 10 years of experience organizing Breaking events.
Kid Glyde

Kid Glyde (USA) - WDSF Head of Breaking Judges Performance Evaluation Team - Kidglyde@gmail.com

  • ESPN Pro Breaking Tour Invitational judge
  • Red Bull BC One World Final Judge 2022
  • Leader of the legendary b-boy crew “Dynamic Rockers”
  • IBE Return of the B-boy 2012 Winner
Max

Max (POR) - WDSF Breaking Event Management Specialist - maxoliveira@mxmartcenter.com

  • Marseille Battle Pro World Final 2016 Winner
  • 3-time winner of IBE: 2011, 2012, 2013
  • The producer of “WorldBattle” (as well as Eurobattle, Breaking Gala, Betclic Breaking Battle, Red Bull BC One and Dance Your Style Portugal)
MG

MG (SVK) - WDSF Breaking Ranking System Specialist - martin.gilian@thelegits.com

  • Organizer of the world famous competition “The Legits Blast.”
  • Leader of the Hip Hop organization “The Legits”
  • Organized 50+ events on 3 continents
  • Hosted and performed as MC at 40+ events on 4 continents
  • Judged 50+ events on 4 continents, including:
    • BBIC 2021, 2022
    • Taipei Bboy City 2019
    • Porto World Battle 2018, 2019
Skim

Skim (KOR) - WDSF Breaking Competition System Specialist - kimbboy@hanmail.net

  • Leader of the JinJo Crew, the b-boy crew with the most World Championships in Breaking history
  • Silverback Open 2018 Judge
  • Organizer of “BBIC KOREA,” one of the biggest Breaking events in Asia
Bojin

Bojin (TPE) - Head of WDSF Breaking Division - Bojin@wdsf.org

  • Undisputed Masters World Final 2018 Judge
  • Judged at more than 300 events, including Battle Pro, Freestyle Session, BBIC, Hip Opsession, Floorwars, Hustle & Freeze, Bomb Jam, Super Break, WorldBattle, etc.
  • BIS World Final 2016 Champion
  • Organizer of ”Taipei Bboy City” and over 100 other major Breaking events

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