Sport Climbing Australia is thrilled to have received support from the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Preparation Fund announced last week by the Australian Sports Commission.
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$20 million in funding is being allocated across eligible Olympic and Paralympic sport federations to reduce the significant costs associated with athlete qualification and performance outcomes in the lead up to Paris 2024. SCA's Olympic Coordinator Naomi Cleary says that "Sport Climbing Australia is grateful to receive this funding and is really pleased to be able to assist our athletes in the lead up to the Paris Olympic Games. We will be able to support our athletes in their on the ground preparations in Paris as well as sending their coaches with them for their best possible result."
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The Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Preparation Fund was announced the day before the Australian Olympic Committee's 'One Year To Go' celebrations at Qantas Headquarters on July 26. The first opportunity to qualify for Paris 2024 is at the upcoming IFSC Climbing World Championships taking place in Bern from 1-12 August. Athletes chasing Olympic quota spots include Oceania Mackenzie, Campbell Harrison, Max Pare, Dylan Parks, Aiden Yanev and Dylan Soin in Lead/Boulder events, and Grace Crowley, Hayden Barton and Aaron Mattes in Speed.
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