Get the IOC to Increase Slots in the Youth Olympics for Breakers
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A few of days ago, we heard the news that the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and other countries are each only allowed 75 athletes in individual sports to compete in the October 2018 Youth Olympics in Buenos Aires (YOG). None of the U.S. athletes being Breakers.
This cap of 75 athletes per country for individual sports in the Youth Olympics was set by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). See the IOC’s qualifying guidelines for the YOG.
This is sad news for the U.S. The birthplace of Hip Hop and Breakin' cannot participate in the first ever YOG Breakin' Tournament?
A while back, www.BreakingforGold.com started taking video submissions for the first phase of qualifying for the 2018 YOG.
The USOC makes all final decisions relating to U.S. athletes and we have learned that none of the breakers from the U.S. who submitted videos via BreakingforGold.com website can compete at the 2018 Youth Olympics.
This is an important time for U.S. Breakin’.
Please sign this petition and let the IOC know that they must consider changing the cap from 75 to 77, adding two special slots exclusively for Breakers from each country to participate in the first ever Breakin' competition on an Olympic stage.
You cannot write history without the United States present - this is the birth place of hip hop culture.
The IOC has mandated that each country is limited to 75 athletes in individual sports for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games, and the USOC prioritizes the 75 slots for those sports which are part of the full Olympic Games. The same cap of 75 athletes applies for other countries.
Please share this petition and help us be heard.
In addition: All athletes who submitted their videos via breakingforgold.com should contact their National Olympic Committee to find out if they are sending Breakers. If they are, find out what steps you need to take in order to be eligible.
Here is a list of all NOC with contact information: https://www.olympic.org/national-olympic-committees
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