IFSC To Bid For Lead Climbing At 2020 Games
The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) announced at a press conference at the end of the World Championships that its bid for climbing to enter the 2020 Summer Games will focus exclusively on lead climbing. It will not pursue bouldering or speed climbing.
The next major step for climbing's Olympic bid is in December, when the IFSC will make a formal presentation to the IOC Program Commission and a final decision on new sports for the 2020 Games will be made by the IOC in September 2013.
The IFSC said it was forced to make a choice because of "the existing limit in terms of athletes" in the Olympics.
The IFSC added, "we do not exclude the fact that one day the three disciplines will be represented a the Olympic Games".Write or read comments about this article
|Bid Status:||Climbing, karate, roller sports, squash, wakeboard, wushu, wrestling and baseball/softball bidding for 2020 inclusion|
|Bid Date:||September 2013|
|Bid Location:||Beunos Aires, Argentina|
|Description:||Climbing, karate, roller sports, squash, wakeboard, wrestling,wushu and baseball/softball bidding for 2020 inclusion|
|Bid Book:||Link To Bid Book|
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