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Sport Climbing Included for Japan 2020

On August 2nd - 4th , the convened in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, for the  Today, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) officially accepted the inclusion of Sport Climbing in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games . The IOC convened in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the 129th IOC Session.

A long journey

Sport Climbing Australia would like to congratulate the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) and the IOC on all the hard work they have done to prepare the bid for Japan 2020.  Sport Climbing brings a unique element to the Olympics, with the three disciplines of lead speed and boulder being represented.    

'We welcome the decision with great anticipation and hope for our future athletes as they prepare for this new opportunity.  The sport is developing rapidly both nationally and internationally and we are proud of the work the IFSC has done so far.'  adds Adam Clay, President of Sport Climbing Australia.  

Sport Climbing Australia is ready to be part of the Olympic team.  Australia Coach Will Hammersla says "The Australian Coaching Team is excited about the challenge of preparing our athletes for this new era in sport climbing.  We have some promising talent coming up through our youth ranks who will be well placed for this opportunity."  

The Work Continues 

Although the road to official approval has concluded, the work is far from finished. Many steps must be taken to prepare for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The IFSC will immediately begin working on the technical aspects of the Olympic Climbing event. The selection process will be drafted and presented on March 11, 2017, at the IFSC Plenary Assembly in Quebec City. The IFSC will also work closely with the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games Organising Committee and the IOC to determine venue and infrastructure details, in order to offer the best of Sport Climbing in Tokyo.

The IFSC press release can be found here

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