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Four sports including breakdancing are to be proposed to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

It comes after an IOC spokesman said the proposal aims to make “the Olympic programme gender-balanced, more youth-focused and more urban.”

In 2018 breakdancing was added to the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires which saw 18-year-old Russian dancer Sergei Chernshev take home the gold medal.

Funky Fresh Collective is an award-winning dance squad based in Nottingham which features students from Nottingham Trent University.

Lewis Tibbs, captain of Funky Fresh Collective, said that breakdancing brings a lot of benefits to him and he would like those to be shared with the world.

The three other sports considered are surfing, climbing and skateboarding.

A decision to see whether breakdancing has been confirmed for Paris 2024 must be made by December 2020.