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6 months ago

How Can You Set a World Record and Not Medal in the Olympics?

Implausible as it sounds, Aleksandra Miroslaw of Poland did just that in Tokyo 2020's Sport Climbing combined event.


6 months ago

Great Olympic Moments You May Have Missed—We Got ‘Em Right Here

The Finals were a wild ride, with who would win and who wouldn't shifting like sand as the competition progressed. What didn't change? The grit and courage shown by all the athletes, as captured by the lens of photographer Ryu Voelkel.


6 months ago

“Her mental game was so strong”: Robyn Erbesfield Raboutou on watching Brooke in Olympic sport climbing

This past year Brooke Raboutou went outside and climbed in Rocky Mountain National Park. Was that any kind of factor? Just maybe.


6 months ago

Let’s Celebrate Brooke Raboutou, She Rocked Olympic Sport Climbing

Brooke Raboutou didn't medal, but she gave an OIympic performance, and is worthy of being on a podium by herself.


6 months ago

Olympic Sport Climbing Silver Medalist Nathaniel Coleman’s Big Debut

Alex Johnson, who was an early peer on the U.S. Team, recalls the time Coleman won his "first" silver. And what made him stand out.


6 months ago

3,000 People a Day Become Climbers. We Knew Olympic Sport Climbing Was Popular, But Really?

Sport Climbing was exhausting to watch, four days of high-level focus from the athletes and spectators. It was at times a bumpy and confusing road with many forks, most generated by an oddball scoring system. Here, we present the highs and lows.


6 months ago

Janja Garnbret Wins Olympic Boulder Final, Raboutou Second

The best in the world dominated Boulder finals while Raboutou's strong showing puts her in good shape heading into Lead finals, where the Gold, Silver and Bronze in climbing's first-ever Olympics will be determined.


6 months ago

Is Olympic Lead Climbing Boring, And Could Its Future Hinge on Routesetters?

Smart setting is giving bouldering the traction it needs to stay an Olympic sport. Can lead keep up?


6 months ago

Who Won, Who Lost, And Why At the Men’s Olympic Sport Climbing Finals

The speed wall didn't go well for most of the climbers, then one boulder was too easy, the others too hard.


6 months ago

Post-Olympic Interview with U.S. Athlete Colin Duffy, A Men’s Combined Finalist

Colin Duffy gives a breakdown on what it was like to compete in Sport Climbing's first Olympic event.


6 months ago

Lopez Wins First Ever Olympic Gold In Sport Climbing, Big Upset

In a surprise lead finish the young Spanish climber took the gold while Ondra finished out of the medals.


6 months ago

Upset In Sport Climbing Men’s Speed Finals. Results Here.

The mens' speed final was filled with slips and a false start. Ondra had personal best.


6 months ago

Sport-Climbing’s Medal Competition for Men Begins Tonight, Are You Ready?

Don't know who will be competing tonight? Here's the list.


6 months ago

Let Sport Climbing’s Olympians Cry In Private!

Janja got off to a terrible start, speed PRs fell, Seo proved she was worthy, Nonaka hurt her wrist, and other news from today's women's sport climbing qualifiers.


6 months ago

Who Are They? Introducing the 16 Sport Climbers Competing for Olympic Gold.

Six of these 16 men and women will go home with medals. What do we know about them? And how did they get here?


6 months ago

Lynn Hill on Sport Climbing’s Olympics and Brooke Raboutou: “Glad It’s Her and Not Me!”

If the Olympics happened in her era, she'd have been there. Now Hill is watching Brooke, whom she has known since the young climber's infancy.


6 months ago

Which Climbers Will Medal in the Olympics? You May Be Surprised.

It's the Olympics anything can happen, but let's make a few predictions anyway.


6 months ago

Bassa Mawem Out With Injury, Ondra Could Automatically Advance in His Worst Discipline, Speed

A torn biceps tendon has knocked the Frenchman out of finals potentially upsetting the medal apple cart.


6 months ago

Should Climbing Really Be In The Olympics? One Competitor Wondered.

The Games seemed too clean, too organized, too commercial to ever accept climbing and for likewise that climbers would never accept it.


6 months ago

Women’s Olympic Sport Climbing Speeds Into History—The Battle Begins

Personal bests and slips shake up the leader board as Olympic women race to position going into Boulder.


6 months ago

Climbing Went Olympic. What Just Happened, Really?

Now that climbing has been viewed by millions, what are the ramifications? How did it stack up against other sports?


6 months ago

Preview: Surprises Abound As Some Stars Dim, Underdogs Shine At Olympics

The night was full of twists and turns, with underdogs giving top-dog performance, and the eight climbers advancing to the finals were only half expected.


6 months ago

Surprises Abound as Climbing Makes History in the Olympics

The night was full of twists and turns, with underdogs giving top-dog performance, and the eight climbers advancing to the finals were only half expected.


6 months ago

The Men’s Olympic Qualifiers: A Photo Gallery of Climbing’s Debut in Tokyo

Men's Qualifications: Our on-site photographers John Glassberg and Jess Talley captured climbing's Olympians on the very first event.


6 months ago

Mickael Mawem Tops Olympic Combined Qualifier, Duffy and Coleman Advance: Combined, Lead Results

The men's Combined Qualifiers have concluded with two Americans advancing, while Adam Ondra passes through.


6 months ago

Climbing Makes History At Olympics—Bassa Mawem Wins Men’s Speed Qualifier

20 of the world's best competition climbers squared off in the sport's Olympic debut. Team USA, Colin Duffy and Nathaniel Coleman, had strong performance. Adam Ondra, while not so fast, landed in a solid position—he wasn't last—going into Boulder and Lead.


6 months ago

Behind the Olympic Curtain: Photo Gallery of the Final Training Session

Our on site photographers Jon Glassberg and Jess Talley captured climbing's Olympians before they take the big stage.


6 months ago

5 Great Summer Olympic Upsets

Watching underdogs win surprise gold medals is one of the best parts of the Olympics. Here are some of the most unexpected wins in the history of the games — including two that changed running forever.


6 months ago

Team USA Meets the World at the Olympics

Team USA, Kyra Condie, Nathaniel Coleman, Brooke Raboutou and Colin Duffy go on the world stage with their fellow Olympians.