Ahead of Sport Climbing’s second Olympic appearance at the Olympic Games Paris 2024, representatives of the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) met with the Paris 2024 Organising Committee in the French capital from 23 to 24 November.

Led by IFSC President Marco Scolaris and Vice President Kobinata Toru, the IFSC delegation were greeted by members of the Paris 2024 Sport team, including Director of Sport Competitions Aurélie Merle and Jean-Philippe Gatien, Director of Sports. The teams discussed sport operations for the Games, where 68 Sport Climbing athletes will compete in Speed and a joined Boulder and Lead event. Competition venues, scheduling, sport equipment, and sport presentation were all considered.

The IFSC also visited the competition venue ‘Le Bourget’ for a site inspection with the Venue Infrastructure team. Located just nine kilometres from the Olympic Village, Le Bourget is set to be a stand-alone venue dedicated to Sport Climbing at the Games.

Following a successful Olympic debut for Sport Climbing in Tokyo earlier this year, the IFSC would like to thank the Paris 2024 Organising Committee for their warm welcome and hospitality this week. We look forward to continuing collaborations on the successful journey to the Olympic Games Paris 2024.

L/R: Paris 2024 Cluster Manager Martyn Salt, IFSC General Director Piero Rebaudengo, IFSC Presidential Advisor Jérôme Meyer, Paris 2024 Director of Sport Competitions Aurélie Merle, IFSC President Marco Scolaris, IFSC Vice President Kobinata Toru, IFSC Multi-Sport Games Officer Hazel Han, and Paris 2024 Sport Intern Julie Redureau.

Paris 2024

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