International Federation of Sport Climbing Promote Lead Climbing for Olympic 2020 Bid

By Community | September 28, 2012

The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) bid for the 2020 Summer Games will focus entirely on lead climbing. 

It has decided not to 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”.