President Marco Scolaris, Vice President Sport/Events Kobinata Toru and Head of Olympic Coordination Jérôme Meyer of the IFSC had meetings with Tokyo 2020 and the Japan Mountaineering & Sport Climbing Association on March 7-9. The meetings focused on ongoing preparations for Sport Climbing at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. A long section was conducted jointly with FIBA representatives, since the IFSC is sharing the venue with Basketball 3x3 in the Aomi Urban Cluster.
The IFSC team visited Tokyo 2020 headquarters, where the "My Dream" Art Exhibition was on display. Paintings of schoolchildren dreaming about the Olympics hung on the walls, some of which imagined competing in the Games as a Sport Climbing athlete and winning an Olympic gold medal.
"It was a warm welcome at the Tokyo 2020 offices, and these paintings are a real source of inspiration for us, just as Sport Climbing is for those young artists," said President Scolaris.