IFSC Meets with IOC and Tokyo 2020 Team at the 135th IOC Session
On the occasion of the 135th IOC Session in Lausanne, Switzerland, IFSC President Marco Maria Scolaris and Head of Olympic Coordination Jérôme Meyer met with International Olympic Committee (IOC) members and officers, to discuss developments and ongoing challenges faced by the IFSC and Sport Climbing as a whole.
As Sport Climbing will participate in the summer Olympic Games for the first time in August 2020, the IFSC is working closely with the IOC and Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee, meeting regularly in both Lausanne and Tokyo to prepare for the Games.
“Preparations are now in their final stages for the Olympic Games and as such, Sport Climbing is immensely grateful for the support of both the IOC and the Tokyo 2020 team. From day one, the two parties have offered their full guidance to the IFSC as we’ve journeyed to become an Olympic Federation,” says IFSC President Marco Scolaris.
During the IOC Session, President of the Comité National Olympique et Sportif Sénégalais (Senegal National Olympic Committee) Mamadou Ndiaye confirmed the inclusion of Sport Climbing in the Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Dakar 2022*. Baseball5, Breaking, Skateboarding and Surfing will also feature in the YOG programme, meaning that all sports from the Paris 2024 proposal are set to participate in 2022.
*Sport Climbing was officially approved for the YOG 2022 by the IOC Executive Board on December 3rd 2019.