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Update on 2018 Youth Olympic Games

While you may have heard the exciting news that climbing will be a medal sport at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, unfortunately the event will take place without any USA Climbing athletes, given that the USOC had previously assigned its total quota of athletes to other sports.  By contrast, we fully expect that USA Climbing athletes will be eligible to compete for spots in the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.  For more background information about how this process played out, please see the explanatory letter to the affected athletes here.