Media Watch: New Sports for Olympics

(ATR) Joy and disappointment over the four extra sports selected by Paris for the 2024 Olympics…

(ATR) Paris 2024 organizers say they will propose four sports to add to the program for the Games. Breaking, or breakdancing, skateboarding, sport climbing, and surfing now need approval from the IOC, a process that will last until 2020.

Paris organizing committee chair Tony Estanguet says Paris 2024 "wants to connect the games to their era".

Manir Biba, a break-dancer in France tells the Associated Press"It’s a victory for us. Even if it goes no further, we’ll still have won."

The BBC reports that Great Britain will need to step up preparation to field a breakdancing Olympic squad.

Writing in the Pitt News of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Senior Staff Columnist Delilah Bourque applauds the choice of breakdancing.

The addition of sport climbing could mean prospects for medal winners from Indonesia writes Niken Prathivi in the Jakarta Post.

There’s disappointment from the World Karate Federation over the failure to make the Paris list.

Squash advocates say they are perplexed over the rejection of the sport for Paris.

In the U.S., Wall Street Journal reporter Rachel Bachman writes about the push by some Olympians to form a union.

Reported by Greer Wilson.