Breakdancing began in the 1970s in the Bronx as part of hip-hop culture, Sports Illustrated reported. It requires dancers, known as "breakers," to go head-to-head in "battles" as individuals or teams. The breaker improvises acrobatic moves to DJ beats, according to the AP. Judges watch and declare a winner.
"There's simply no doubt about the athletic aspects of the discipline," Biba said.
Breakdancing was featured at last year's Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Tony Estanguet, head of the Paris 2024 organizing committee, told the BBC that the addition of new sports would make the Olympics more urban and artistic.