The Paris Organizing Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Paris 2024) announced during a press conference in Paris that the proposal was accepted to include four additional sports in the sports program of the 33rd Summer Olympics. These would be break dancing, skateboarding, surfing and also sport climbing.
As the competition climbing organization IFSC reports, its own medals will be awarded at the Olympic Games in Paris 2024 for a speed competition as well as for a combination of lead and boulderers. In speed competition 16 athletes and in the combination 20 athletes per gender can start. This eliminates the unbelievable combination of speed and lead/ bouldering in many athletes. In addition, 72 athletes can go to the start, at the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020 only 40 athletes can participate in the fight for the medals.
The proposal will next be presented to the IOC Executive Board on March 26th-28th. If accepted, the proposal will then be put forward to the 134th IOC Session on 24th June in Lausanne, Switzerland. If approved, Sport Climbing will feature in the Summer Olympic Games for the second consecutive edition.