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IOC Coordination Commission and Athletes visit Proposed 2020 site

IOC Coordination Commission Chairman John Coates with Athlete Tomoa Narasaki at the proposed "urban cluster" site. IOC Coordination Commission Chairman John Coates with Athlete Tomoa Narasaki at the proposed "urban cluster" site.

The IOC Coordination Commission of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games and local Olympic hopefuls visited the proposed site of the “urban cluster”. Coordination Commission chairman John Coates, expressed his approval for the location and suggested that following the competition, the site could be opened to the public in order to allow them to try the activities.

Sport Climber and 2016 Bouldering World Cup Season winner Tomoa Narasaki joined Mr. Coates to view the proposed site.

The site, suggested to host Sport Climbing and Skateboarding, could also host the newly added discipline of BMX cycling and 3x3 Basketball. All of these sports have a large, young fan base, and opening up the site to youngsters similar to the way done in Nanjing 2014 could help inspire a new generation of athletes. John Coates suggested that there would be no better way to fulfil the Tokyo 2020 vision.

For more, please read the Olympic News here or the Inside the Games article here.

2017 IFSC Tokyo 2020 Olympics Urban Sport Venue Tomoa Narasaki

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