Breaking at the 2024 Paris Olympics will air on NBC and E!, and stream on Peacock and NBC Olympics platforms starting on Friday, August 9.

  • Dates: August 9-10
  • Medal events: Men's and women's
  • Venue: La Concorde
  • TV channels: NBC, E!
  • Streaming: Peacock, NBCOlympics.com, NBC.com, NBC app, NBC Olympics app 

Visit NBCOlympics.com/FAQ for more information on watching the Paris Olympics, including links to download the NBC, NBC Olympics and Peacock apps. 

When does breaking start and end at the 2024 Paris Olympics?

Breaking will start on Friday, August 9 and conclude on Saturday, August 10. There will be live coverage of breaking competition on the following dates:

  • Women's event: Friday, August 9
  • Men's event: Saturday, August 10

How do I stream breaking at the 2024 Paris Olympics?

The complete breaking schedule, including TV listings, is also available on the NBCOlympics.com schedule page.

All live streams are also available to watch on mobile, tablet and connected TV devices via the Peacock, NBC and NBC Olympics apps.

Paris Olympics: Breaking Live Streaming Schedule
(all times Eastern, subject to change)
DATE/TIME EVENT STREAM
Fri, 8/9
10:00a-12:10p
Women's Qualification Peacock, NBCOlympics.com
Fri, 8/9
2:00p-4:00p
Women's Final 🏅 Peacock, NBCOlympics.com
Sat, 8/10
10:00a-12:10p
Men's Qualification Peacock, NBCOlympics.com
Sat, 8/10
2:00p-4:00p
Men's Final 🏅 Peacock, NBCOlympics.com

You can watch every event at the 2024 Paris Olympics LIVE by subscribing to Peacock. After subscribing and logging in, either go to PeacockTV.com/Olympics in your web browser or download the Peacock app to your phone, tablet, or connected TV device and navigate to the Olympics section.

Users can also authenticate with their cable subscription, which allows them to watch live streams of every Olympic event on NBCOlympics.com, NBC.com, the NBC app or the NBC Olympics app. All streams can be viewed in your web browser or on your phone, tablet or connected TV device. 

How do I watch breaking on TV at the 2024 Paris Olympics?

Live and tape-delayed coverage of breaking will be shown on the following TV channels: NBC and E!

The full TV listings for breaking can be found on the NBCOlympics.com schedule page by clicking the toggle at the top to “TV Only.”

How can I watch replays of breaking at the 2024 Paris Olympics?

If you missed any of the live action, you can catch up by watching the full event replays on the NBCOlympics.com Replays hub. The stream links above will also take you directly to the full replay of each live stream.

What to know about breaking at the 2024 Paris Olympics

Breaking, which will make its debut as an Olympic sport in Paris, is ready for its moment in the Olympic spotlight. 

Breaking, a style of dance that originated in the Bronx in the 1970s, has evolved into a competitive sport, with international competitions that first took place in the 1990s. Breaking appeared at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.

16 men and 16 women (called "B-Boys" and "B-Girls") will compete, with a round robin followed by quarterfinals, semifinals and medal battles. Each battle features a best-of-three one-on-one contest of approximately one minute. When one breaker finishes their round, their opponent instantly begins their routine in a battle format.

A panel of nine judges score the b-boys and b-girls on on six criteria: creativity, personality, technique, variety, performativity and musicality. Performativity and creativity hold the most weight (60%), and the other categories account for the other 40%. 

How to find more information about breaking at the 2024 Paris Olympics

Where is breaking taking place at the Paris Olympics?

The breaking competitions will take place at La Concorde Urban Park in the heart of Paris. The public square will be temporarily transformed into a venue for multiple sports, and a space to highlight the cultures of Paris. The park will be a hub for the Summer Games, with areas for visitors to enjoy live DJs, sport demonstrations, dining areas and more.

Who are the favorites for Olympic breaking?

In the men's event, U.S. star Victor Montalvo is considered the gold-medal favorite. Fellow American Jeffrey Louis (B-Boy Jeffro) qualified for the Games in June and is considered a possible gold medal-winner, too. Other names to watch in Paris include Canada’s Philip Kim (B-Boy Phil Wizard), Japan’s Shigeyuki Nakarai (B-Boy Shigekix) and France’s Danis Civil (B-Boy Dany), who won the 2022 European title. 

In the women’s competition, American Sunny Choi (B-Girl Sunny) became the first U.S. woman to qualify for the Olympic Games. Logan Edra (B-Girl Logistx) will join her in Paris and likely contend for a medal. Lithuania’s Dominika Banevic (B-Girl Nicka) won the 2023 world title and will be just 17 in Paris, but could win gold. France’s Say Dembele (B-Girl Syssy) and Japan’s Ayumi Fukushima (B- Girl Ayumi) will also challenge her.