Panel Discussion: Climbing on the Road to Tokyo

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Climbing Road to Tokyo IFSC Olympics Panel Discussion

Left to right: Jerome Meyer (IFSC head of Olympic coordination), Heiko Wilhelm (CEO Austria Climbing), Silvia Verdolini (IFSC sport director), Francis Sanzaro (Rock and Ice editor-in-chief), Adam Ondra

During the week of the 2018 IFSC Climbing World Championships in Innsbruck, Austria, Black Diamond hosted a panel discussion about the state of climbing leading up to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Adam Ondra, members of the IFSC, Black Diamond climbing category director Kolin Powick, and others weighed in on a range of topics including Olympic expectations, the competition's format, and more. Click the link below for a pdf of the full transcript of the hour-long conversation.

Transcript: Climbing on the Road to Tokyo (PDF)

Adam Ondra Kolin Powick KP Black Diamond Climbing Category Director Olympics Road to Tokyo

Black Diamond climbing category director Kolin Powick weighs in alongside Ondra.