Climbing gets provisional nod for Paris 2024
- Monday 1st July 2019
July 1st; 2019
The International Olympic Committee meeting last week in Lausanne, Switzerland voted overwhelmingly to approve the proposal to include climbing in the Paris 2024 games alongside surfing, skateboarding and break-dancing. The final decision will be made at the IOC Executive Board meeting in December 2020.
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Petra Klinger, the athlete representative of the IFSC, presented the proposal to the IOC. Under the proposal, and unlike the current format for Tokyo 2020, climbing – if accepted - at Paris will be split into two events; one for a combined bouldering and lead event which will feature a total of 40 athletes and a second and separate event for speed climbing with 32 athletes.
As noted on the IFSC website news feed, ‘The Paris 2024 Organizing Committee’s goal for their Olympic Games was to feature sports that are accessible, youth-oriented, creative and spectacular. The four sports chosen for the proposal were selected from 19 possible sports presented by their respective federations.’
IFSC-head, Marco Scolaris said; “The IFSC is proud to be part of Paris 2024 proposal. This provisional inclusion is a result of a collective work that, over the months, has given continuity to the initial operation, which led our sport to Tokyo. Together with the sports already confirmed, these four new proposed sports will offer to the world the best possible program for the Olympic Games. Therefore, we have to work harder than ever to organize an unforgettable event in Tokyo 2020, to secure our position for Paris 2024!.”