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Sport Climbing Officially Added to Paris 2024 Olympics

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board today officially confirmed that Sport Climbing has been included on the sports program of the Olympic Games Paris 2024.

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The decision marks a high watermark in the history of the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC), following on from the sport’s inclusion at the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 and coming just eight months before its highly anticipated debut at the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo (JPN).

The IOC Executive Board also agreed to add Boulder & Lead and Speed competitions to the program, bringing the total number of medal events for Sport Climbing at Paris 2024 to four, two more than at Tokyo 2020. The number of participating athletes will grow to 68 for Paris 2024, a significant increase from the 40 that will compete at Tokyo 2020 next August.

In addition to Sport Climbing, three other sports—breaking (breakdancing), skateboarding and surfing—were added to the Paris 2024 sports program today.

IFSC President Marco Scolaris said:

”IFSC Secretary General Debbie Gawrych said:

The Games of the XXXIII Olympiad are scheduled to take place in the French capital from July 26 to August 11, 2024.