Sport climbing considered for Olympics 2020

Posted by Tina Gardner on 05/07/2011

Sport climbing is one of eight sports which will battle it out for a place in the 2020 Olympics.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced a shortlist of sports to be considered. 

They are baseball, karate, roller sports, softball, squash, wakeboard, wushu and – for the first time – climbing.

A decision on which sport to include will be made in Buenos Aires in 2013 by an IOC vote.

The BMC National Council agreed in 2009 to support the idea of climbing becoming an Olympic sport after a consultation of BMC Areas. This support is based on competitions taking place on artificial structures only.

CEO Dave Turnbull said: "We welcome the news that competition climbing is in with a chance of becoming an Olympic sport. This is a great opportunity to put climbing on the world stage and an exciting prospect for the British Climbing Team which continues to go from strength to strength.

"The BMC very much supports the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) as they take the bid forward. We’ll be discussing this further with sports minister Hugh Robertson later this year when he hosts a reception for the climbing team in Westminster."

 



« Back

Post a comment Print this article

This article has been read 959 times

TAGS

Click on the tags to explore more

RELATED ARTICLES

GB Climbing Selection Documents
0
GB Climbing Selection Documents

Ever thought about joining the GB Climbing teams but don't know how to get there? This page contains all the necessary information which is outlined in each section document- whether Ice climbing is your passion or you are a young climber looking to join the Development Squad.
Read more »

Shauna Coxsey reconfirmed for Team GB in 2021 Olympics
0
Shauna Coxsey reconfirmed for Team GB in 2021 Olympics

Sport Climber Shauna Coxsey is the latest athlete to be reconfirmed as selected for Team GB for the Tokyo Olympic Games, following its postponement.
Read more »

IFSC postpones competitions March-May
0
IFSC postpones competitions March-May

The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) just announced in a press release that it has decided to postpone all competitions scheduled to take place during the months of March and April, and to postpone the World Cup in Seoul, Korea, in May. Currently, the World Cup in Munich, Germany, is still scheduled to take place in May. The full press release is below:
Read more »

Post a Comment

Posting as Anonymous Community Standards
3000 characters remaining
Submit
Your comment has been posted below, click here to view it
Comments are currently on | Turn off comments
3
01/05/2012
The decision as to which sport will be in the Olympics in 2020 will be announced at the same as the venue for the 2020 games in Sept 2013.

Cheers

Rob Adie
Anonymous User
02/09/2012
a

RELATED ARTICLES

GB Climbing Selection Documents
0

Ever thought about joining the GB Climbing teams but don't know how to get there? This page contains all the necessary information which is outlined in each section document- whether Ice climbing is your passion or you are a young climber looking to join the Development Squad.
Read more »

Shauna Coxsey reconfirmed for Team GB in 2021 Olympics
0

Sport Climber Shauna Coxsey is the latest athlete to be reconfirmed as selected for Team GB for the Tokyo Olympic Games, following its postponement.
Read more »

IFSC postpones competitions March-May
0

The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) just announced in a press release that it has decided to postpone all competitions scheduled to take place during the months of March and April, and to postpone the World Cup in Seoul, Korea, in May. Currently, the World Cup in Munich, Germany, is still scheduled to take place in May. The full press release is below:
Read more »

BMC MEMBERSHIP
Join 82,000 BMC members and support British climbing, walking and mountaineering. Membership only £16.97.
Read more »
BMC SHOP
Great range of guidebooks, DVDs, books, calendars and maps.
All with discounts for members.
Read more »
TRAVEL INSURANCE
Get covered with BMC Insurance. Our five policies take you from the beach to Everest.
Read more »