Breakdancers say getting into the Paris 2024 Olympics is ‘huge’

Getting hip to breakdancing’s appeal with young audiences, organizers of the 2024 Paris Olympics want the dance sport that spread from New York in the 1970s to become a medal event at the games. (June 13)

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Sadaf Khadem: Iran’s first official female boxer

24-year-old Iranian Sadaf Khadem has been awarded a boxing licence in France where she currently trains, making her Iran’s first woman to take part in an official boxing match. The Olympic committee is also forcing countries to make sports mixed or face having their male athletes banned from competition, meaning Khadem could one day take part in the Olympics.

French swimming champ sponsors ‘Special Olympics’ athletes

Former Olympic swimming champion Alain Bernard is sponsoring an 85-strong delegation of special needs athletes set to represent France at the Special Olympics in Abu Dhabi in 2019, an event expected to welcome 7,500 athletes with intellectual disabilities from around the world on March 14-21.