Four Events Added to 2024 Paris Olympic Games

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Four Events Added to 2024 Paris Olympic Games
Paris hosted the Olympic Games in 1900 and 1924 and will host again in 2024.

The International Olympic Committee decided on Tuesday that four events of breaking, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing have been provisionally included on the sports program of the 2024 Paris Olympic Games, Xinhua reports.

The decision was made on the day's 134th session of the IOC. According to Olympic Agenda 2020, organizers from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have the right to propose additional sports for its edition of the Games to the IOC.

"The four sports that Paris has proposed are all totally in line with Olympic Agenda 2020 because they contribute to making the program more gender balanced and more urban, and offer the opportunity to connect with the younger generation," said IOC President Thomas Bach.

Breaking and sport climbing both appeared as medal events at the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018, while skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing will make their debut in Tokyo next year.

The IOC Executive Board will make the final decision on the existing events, proposed new events and related athlete quotas for the Olympic Games Paris 2024 in December 2020.