Climbing Not Going In Olympics
by Jack Geldard - UKC Chief Editor May/2013
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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) met today in St Petersburg, Russia to decide which sports will be put forward to the next stage of selection for the Olympics. Unfortunately climbing has not made the cut.
In a statement on the IOC website, they announced:
"The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today recommended that baseball/softball, squash and wrestling be proposed to the 125th IOC Session for possible inclusion as an additional sport on the Olympic programme for the 2020 Olympic Games.
The EB selected the three sports by secret ballot from a shortlist of eight that also included karate, roller sports, sport climbing, wakeboarding and wushu. The vote followed 30-minute presentations by each International Federation and an extensive evaluation by the Olympic Programme Commission to determine their potential added value to the Games."
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|1. Not continue the war with the UIAA, hence IFC/ICF was not chosen. 2. You wouldn't have 'Competition' in the name as no other governing bodies have eg FIS isn't FISC 3. You need a unique name, you wouldn't want the...|
Graeme Alderson - 26 Jun 2013
Sorry I didn't respond earlier but I got diverted by rather pressing issues. I think you (and others) have converted me to the status quo, not philisophically but because we are where we are and at present it works....
rogerwebb - 26 Jun 2013
The majority of comps in the UK involve kids from 6 -17 years old. Most of these kids will go on to some form of mountaineering when they're older. I see it as the BMC and MCofS investing in the future of our sport.
becauseitsthere - 17 Jun 2013
|personally i'm disapointed climbing failed to make the olympics.i find the ifsc stuff really entertaining to watch. i really feel there's a whole lot of snobbery against indoor climbing and i think that has to change,...|
andynips - 16 Jun 2013
I know you didn't suggest that. You seemed to think john_arran had conflated competitions and sport climbing. I pointed out he was just saying the IFSC/UIAA division was a mistake, and then I gave some reasons why it...
Jim Brooke - 15 Jun 2013
There are crossed lines here I still don't follow you. My view is that competition climbing should be seperately represented and governed. I cannot see any logical reason why that body should have any input into sport...
rogerwebb - 15 Jun 2013
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