Breakdancing Becomes Olympic Sport; Boston Dancer Hopes To Inspire Others


BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Breakdancing has become an official Olympic sport and it's making its debut at the 2024 Olympic Games in Paris.

As a result, one Boston Dancer hopes this news will inspire more people to get involved in breakdancing, including parents.

For Alex "B-Boy El Nino" Diaz it was only a matter of time until breakdancing or "breaking" would get its shot on the world's main stage.

"Right now, it's a huge overwhelming feeling of joy," Diaz said.

Diaz says he comes from a family of breakdancers, going back to 1981 when his family created the dance crew Floor Lords.

He adds he has been competing around the world in break dancing competitions for years.

Now that the sport is at the Olympics, Diaz thinks more people, including parents of dancers, will start taking it more seriously.

"It's a great incentive to have parents support the children who want to dance and want to take it more seriously because now they could actually be a gold medalist for their country," Diaz said.

To learn more about the breakdancing road to the Olympics, you can visit their website.

WBZ NewsRadio's James Rojas (@JamesRojasWBZ) reports

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