Thursday, 07 December 2017 16:00

Sport Climbing to Feature Alongside Basketball 3x3 at Tokyo 2020

On Wednesday, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board approved that basketball 3x3 will be held in the same venue as sport climbing for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, near other urban sports.

Sport climbing and basketball 3x3 will be set-up at the Aomi Urban Sports Venue in the Tokyo Bay Zone, conveniently situated close to the Olympic Village. Also in the Tokyo Bay Zone will be skateboarding and BMX freestyle and racing events, taking place in the northern part of Tokyo's Ariake district. Basketball 3x3 and BMX freestyle were recently added to the Tokyo 2020 sports programme by the IOC.

"We can't wait to show the best of sport climbing at Tokyo 2020 alongside such a popular, urban team sport like basketball 3x3," said IFSC President Marco Scolaris.

Please visit the Tokyo 2020 website for the full announcement.

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