Today, during the 129th International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in Rio de Janeiro, five sports, including sport climbing, were approved for inclusion in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. This decision comes at the end of a process that began in September of 2014, when the IOC unanimously approved the Olympic Agenda 2020, which proposed that new events be added to the 2020 Olympic Games. In June of this year, the Executive Board of the IOC approved five sports (baseball/softball, karate, skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing) to be submitted for approval at the 129th IOC Session. The approval of the inclusion of all five sports in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is now official.
Read the official USA Climbing press release
Read the official IFSC press release
Read more details on www.olympic.org