Breakdancing’s inclusion makes a ‘mockery’ of the Olympic Games

Breakdancing was successfully trialled at the Youth Games

Martin also admitted that she has almost given up hope entirely of ever seeing squash included in the Olympic program. 

“After the last ones, you get to the point where it’s almost expected,” she added. “Why? I don’t know because the amount of effort squash players put in.

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“I know what it was like, training for the sport. It’s one of the hardest sports to train for and play. They’ve obviously got something against squash, because it’s been rejected in the past, it just keeps getting overlooked. I don’t know, I don’t know what to say.”

Michelle Martin was dismayed by the decision to overlook squash

Breakdancing will be officially referred to as breaking at the Olympics, as it was initially called by pioneers in the US in the 1970s. 

Its inclusion comes after positive trials at the 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires and the event will be held at the prestigious Place de la Concorde in Paris. 

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