Support climbing's Olympic bid

Posted by Tina Gardner on 17/04/2013

The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) has launched a donation campaign and is calling on the worldwide climbing community to rally around its 2020 Olympic bid.

Update: Climbing's Olympic dream is on hold. Unfortunately Sport climbing has failed to reach the final shortlist of sports being considered for the 2020 Olympics. 

By donating, not only will you be supporting the 2020 dream by helping the IFSC improve the quality of its events and worldwide communications, but you could win some great climbing gear!

Sport climbing is on a shortlist of sports in with a chance of joining the Olympic family.  On May 29 in St. Petersburg, Russia, the IFSC and seven other International Federations will present their respective sports to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board. The very same day, the IOC Executive Board will decide which sports will remain on the shortlist to go through to the final vote in September. Only one of these sports will be included in the 2020 Olympic Games programme.

One way of looking at it is that sport climbing is in the semi finals and is counting on the climbing community to help it reach the finals. The dedication and enthusiasm of the bidding sport’s worldwide community is a key part of the IOC's decision making process, providing a tangible way to assess the popularity of the sport.

The IFSC is asking people to like the Facebook page and donate to the campaign.

Anne Fuynel, IFSC Director of Marketing & Communications, enthusiastically states: “The goal is to raise the symbolic amount of 20,200 euros. This donation campaign will be used to rapidly improve the quality of our events, broadcasting and communication around the world.”

Prizes to be won!

Each individual who donates a minimum of 5 euros to the campaign will be entered into a draw for a chance to win some outstanding prizes. The following prizes from Entre-Prises and Kailas are waiting to be won by 54 lucky winners at the end of the campaign:

  • 10 Kailas Flash Quickdraws 16cm
  • 4 Kailas Intuition Dry Ropes 9.4mm 50m
  • 4 Kailas Insight Ropes 9.8mmm 50m
  • 10 Kailas Beanies
  • 4 Kailas Men’s Rock Climbing Pants (Blue Magic)
  • 4 Kailas Men’s Rock Climbing Shorts
  • 4 Kailas Men’s Rock Climbing Pants
  • 10 Kailas Men’s Functional T-shirts Quick Dry
  • 4 Entre-Prises Kineboards

What to do now to support the campaign:


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