Watch the 2022 WDSF Breaking European Championships Semi-finals and Finals live here on BreakingForGold!
02 Dec 2022 08:37
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:
If you want to say ‘I was there in 2024’, all you need to do is sign up!
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.
Did you know that the Paris 2024 mascot was inspired by a Phrygian cap which is a symbol of freedom in France?
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!
21 Nov 2022 09:09
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.
Gold – India (NE)
Silver – Anti (ITA)
Bronze – Vanessa (POR)
Gold – Dany (FR)
Silver – Kid Karam (GBR)
Bronze – Wigor (POL)
18 Nov 2022 12:18
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.
16:00-18:00: Women's qualification
20:00-22:00: Women's final
16:00-18:00: Men's qualification
20:00-22:00: Men's final
17 Nov 2022 08:20With 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):
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 (JAP) - WDSF Breaking OQS Advisor - email@example.com
Kid Glyde (USA) - WDSF Head of Breaking Judges Performance Evaluation Team - Kidglyde@gmail.com
Max (POR) - WDSF Breaking Event Management Specialist - firstname.lastname@example.org
MG (SVK) - WDSF Breaking Ranking System Specialist - email@example.com
Skim (KOR) - WDSF Breaking Competition System Specialist - firstname.lastname@example.org
Bojin (TPE) - Head of WDSF Breaking Division - Bojin@wdsf.org