An Olympic Wall for Olympic Dreams
A few days ago, the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic Games announced the event line-up for each session of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Meanwhile, the first contracts have been signed with the manufacturers to complete the venue, especially the climbing wall.
For this unprecedented event, many companies from all over the climbing industry have been engaged to provide the best support, equipment and walls.
The French-based company Entre-Prises (EP) was chosen to be the sole supplier for the first-ever Olympic climbing wall. After providing the climbing wall for the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018, it is another great step forward for the most long-lasting IFSC partner.
“The IFSC is delighted that our long-term partner Entre-Prises is being honoured as the official provider of the climbing wall for Sport Climbing’s Olympic debut. We look forward to seeing their final product on the Olympic stage.” Says Marco Scolaris, IFSC President.
The contract was signed on April 19th with the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic Games 2020.
The company plans to use its more than 30 years of experience to provide a wall with a unique design that perfectly integrates all 3 disciplines—lead, speed and boulder—in both an aesthetic and futuristic way. Entre-Prises will work closely with Tokyo 2020, the IFSC and routesetters to offer climbers an amazing experience and give the public an incredible show for the first inclusion of Sport Climbing to the Olympic Games. This wall will be used for both the test event and the Olympic Games 2020.
“First of all, it's an honour and a great pride for all the Entre-Prises teams. It is also the recognition of historical know-how, of having never made compromises with quality and safety standards, and also to have become the affective and preferred brand of many climbers. This is also the result of a long-standing constructive collaboration with the IFSC and more recently with the Tokyo Olympic Games Committee teams.” Says Eric Surdej, Entre-Prises CEO.
Entre-Prises has released more than 6 700 projects for over 30 years around the world.
Entre-Prises is a pioneer in the climbing wall industry, designing, manufacturing and installing bespoke solutions for the sport of climbing throughout the world. EP is active in a variety of markets: local authorities, clubs and federations, professional groups and private investors. From school walls to complex structures for IFSC’s international competitions, military training walls, fun climbing structures, and artificial caves, EP’s solutions cater to every environment, climber, and climbing discipline. EP is committed to making climbing accessible to all. As specialists in climbing solutions, EP is constantly innovating to deliver complete and comprehensive solutions for their customers tailored to every type of wall.
EP is experienced to provide detailed guidance for every stage of a wall project, from its conception to its management, including design, construction, route setting, and finally… maintenance services.