Ninja Warrior is on the verge of becoming an Olympic sport

The International Olympic Committee is trying to find ways to get younger sports fans to tune in, and that’s resulting in a lot of new sports being added to the slate. “Breaking,” or competitive breakdancing is making its debut in Paris in 2024, and sights are already being set on Los Angeles 2028, where Ninja Warrior could become an official part of the games.

Officially being referred to as “obstacle racing,” the inspiration is pure ninja. Competitors would need to race through a series of strength and agility-based obstacles to reach a finish line. Unfortunately for excited would-be Olympic ninjas, it’s not being mentioned as a standalone sport —

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