Friday, February 19, 2010

Climbing Takes Step Toward Olympics

Climbing shoe presented to IOC president Jacques Rogge in December.

Late last week, at the 122nd Session of the International Olympic Committee in Vancouver, the IOC formally recognized the International Federation of Sport Climbing as the sport’s governing body. That move, which followed provisional recognition in December 2007, makes it much more likely that climbers will compete in sport climbing, speed climbing, or bouldering at a future Summer Olympics.

Sports for the 2020 games, the next possible opening for climbing, will be selected in 2013.

Read more about the recent developments here and here.

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