This morning the International Olympic Committee and the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee announced that the Games of the XXXII Olympiad in Tokyo must be rescheduled to a date beyond 2020 but not later than summer 2021, to safeguard the health of the athletes, everybody involved in the Olympic Games and the international community.
With the uncertainty of the growing pandemic, we support the IOC's difficult decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympic Games. We now turn our efforts towards ensuring our athletes, volunteers, partners, staff, and the broader climbing family have what they need to make it through this difficult time. Once the crisis abates we look forward to continuing our preparations in assisting our athletes to achieve their dreams while introducing our great sport to the world. A special thank you to the USOPC for their leadership through this crisis as well as Japan, Tokyo, and the Tokyo Organizing Committee for what must be a truly monumental change affecting not only the organization of the Games, but also the country as a whole.
Please read the official joint statement from the IOC and the Tokyo 2020 Organizing Committee here.
Chief Executive Officer