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YOG Founding Father Approves

IOC Honorrary President Rogge @ BAYOG

Former IOC President Jacques Rogge outed himself as a fan of breaking in an interview with the organisers of the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games. "I never dreamed back in 2007 that breakdancing (breaking) would be on the programme for a Youth Olympic Games (YOG),” laughed Jacques Rogge, the former President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the person who did more than any other to bring the YOG to life.

Rogge is recognised as the "founding father" of the YOG and the games' first edition held in Singapore in 2010 was certainly one of the highlights of his Presidency of the International Olympic Committee (2001 - 2013).

What better endorsement could breaking get than that of the man whose vision is at the origin of the YOG as a showcase for new Olympic sports. Karate, sport climbing, roller speed and the aforementioned DanceSport will premiere in Buenos Aires 2018.

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