Sport Climbing 2020 Olympic Schedule Announced

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Just a few months after the Olympics selection process for climbers was announced, the full schedule of the 2020 Olympics' events has been released. Many of the events will be broadcast on NBCUniversal. According to reports, the media giant paid more than seven billion dollars for rights to show various Olympics in an agreement that will continue for the next 13 years.

The 2020 Games will take place in and around Tokyo, Japan, beginning on Friday, July 24, 2020, and concluding with the closing ceremonies on Sunday, August 9. Of note is that Saturday, August 8, will feature more than two dozen event finals.

The combined climbing events—collectively labeled Sport Climbing on the schedule—will take place in the Aomi Urban Sports Park, an expansive facility and grounds that has been constructed for the Games.

The men’s Sport Climbing qualification will take place on Tuesday, August 4 (2020), from 5:00 pm (Japan Standard Time…which is 15 hours ahead of Mountain Time) until 10:40 pm. Speed will be the first discipline, followed by bouldering, and then lead.

The women’s Sport Climbing qualification will take place the next day—August 5—from 5:00-10:40 pm and follow the same schedule regarding the disciplines.

The men’s final will take place on Thursday, August 6, at 5:30 pm—with the “Victory Ceremony” concluding the event at approximately 10:00 pm.

The women’s final will take place on Friday, August 7, and follow the same time schedule.

The full event schedule is available here. The International Olympic Committee also released the Sport Climbing “pictogram,” which will serve as the identifying icon for the event at the 2020 Games. It can be viewed here, along with all other event pictograms. 

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