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Budapest replaces Los Angeles as host of World Urban Games

March 4, 2019
FILE - In this file picture taken with a long time exposure on March 12, 2017, Jannis Bednarzik performs during the German Breakdance Championships in Magdeburg, Germany. Getting hip to breakdancing's appeal with young audiences, organizers of the 2024 Paris Olympics want the dance sport that spread from New York in the 1970s to become a medal event at the games. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, File)
FILE - In this file picture taken with a long time exposure on March 12, 2017, Jannis Bednarzik performs during the German Breakdance Championships in Magdeburg, Germany. Getting hip to breakdancing's appeal with young audiences, organizers of the 2024 Paris Olympics want the dance sport that spread from New York in the 1970s to become a medal event at the games. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, File)

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Los Angeles will no longer host the first World Urban Games in September after disagreements with organizers about the sports program.

The global group of sports governing bodies, known as GAISF, says Budapest has stepped in to host the event from Sept. 13-15.

Budapest has also been offered the 2021 edition instead of Los Angeles. The California city, which will stage the 2028 Olympics, was announced as host of the 2021 World Urban Games four months ago.

GAISF senior vice president Raffaele Chiulli says organizers “couldn’t agree on a final program” with LA officials, who preferred a street festival event.

The World Urban Games competitive program of seven sports includes 3-on-3 basketball, skateboarding and breakdancing.

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