Kicker – Break dancing for the gold

NICK EICHER, HOST: Like most everything this year, the Summer Olympic Games got postponed. They’ve been rescheduled to begin on July 23rd of next year. 

And when that Olympic torch is finally lit, there will be several new sports for your viewing pleasure! 

REICHARD: Like board games? 

Uh, sorry, no. But we’ll have surfing, sport climbing, and skateboarding. But we’ve saved the best for last.

Can you guess? I’ll give you a few hints. 

It involves maneuvers like the Headspin, the Robot, and of course the Worm. 

REICHARD: Breakdancing?!

You got it. The International Olympic Committee is hoping to lure younger viewers by adding break dancing to the lineup. It’ll be known simply as “breaking.” 

REICHARD: Not sure they’ve thought this one through. What do you call it when a previous world record falls?

World-breaking breaking… 

REICHARD: Exactly.

It’s The World and Everything in It.

(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File) In this Dec. 1, 2020, file photo, a man and a woman look at the Olympic rings float in the water in the Odaiba section in Tokyo. 

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