The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board today officially confirmed that Sport Climbing has been included in the sports program of the Olympic Games Paris 2024.
The decision marks a high watermark in the history of the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC), following on from the sport’s inclusion at the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 and coming just eight months before its highly anticipated debut at the Tokyo Olympiad in 2021.
The IOC Executive Board also agreed to add Boulder & Lead and Speed competitions to the program, bringing the total number of medal events for Sport Climbing at Paris 2024 to four, two more than at Tokyo 2021. The number of participating athletes will grow to 68 for Paris 2024, a significant increase from the 40 that will compete at Tokyo 2021 next August.
In addition to Sport Climbing, three other sports — breaking, skateboarding, and surfing —were added to the Paris 2024 sports program today.
While waiting for this next Parisian edition, EP will have the pleasure to provide the walls for the Tokyo games. A major challenge and great pride for us. The next goal will be to provide the walls for the Parisian games, the country where our historical headquarters are located, in the heart of the Alps.
Have a look at the Climbing Walls during the test event in Tokyo this year.