They can skate, but can they skateboard? From breakdancing to rock climbing, we break down Russia’s prospects in the newest official Olympic sports

The 2024 Summer Olympics in Paris will include four new events: breakdancing, skateboarding, surfing, and sport climbing. The International Olympic Committee announced that the new additions would support IOC plans for the expansion of the games and boost connections with “the younger generation.” Meduza asked sports journalist Anton Pilyasov to explain the merits of these new Olympic sports and analyze Russia’s chances at a medal in each.