Paris 2024 Olympic Games - Sport Climbing Schedule Announced

© Dimitris Tosidis/IFSC

One year to the day since Sport Climbing made its Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020, the schedule for the Paris 2024 Games has been announced. The event will take place over six days from 5-10 August 2024 — an increase on the four-day event held in Tokyo last year.

Julia Chanourdie of France competing in Tokyo 2020.  © Dimitris Tosidis/IFSC
Julia Chanourdie of France competing in Tokyo 2020.
© Dimitris Tosidis/IFSC

68 athletes will compete in Sport Climbing's second Olympic showing, with Speed as a single event and Boulder & Lead as a combined medal. 

28 athletes will compete in Speed and 40 in Boulder & Lead, split equally between men and women (14 and 20 per sex).

The Sport Climbing event will take place during the final week of the Olympic Games. The competition will begin with Women's Speed qualification and the Men's Boulder semifinal on 5 August and culminate in the Women's Boulder & Lead final on 10 August.


Monday, 5 August: 
Men's Boulder & Lead semi-final, Boulder round 
Women's Speed qualification

Tuesday, 6 August:  
Women's Boulder & Lead semi-final, Boulder round 
Men's Speed qualification

Wednesday, 7 August: 
Men's Boulder & Lead semi-final, Lead round 
Women's Speed final 

Thursday, 8 August: 
Women's Boulder & Lead semi-final, Lead round 
Men's Speed final

Friday, 9 August: 
Men's Boulder & Lead final 

Saturday, 10 August: 
Women's Boulder & Lead final

In a press release, the IFSC stated that the new schedule will aim to increase audience exposure whilst extending the athletes' Olympic experience. There will be four days of competition for the Speed climbers and six for the Boulder & Lead athletes, with a mix of both sexes and disciplines competing each day.

Discussions between the IFSC, Paris 2024 and the Olympic Broadcasting Service led to a scheduling agreement with the aim of achieving optimal broadcasting coverage and little competition overlap with other sports.

IFSC President Marco Scolaris said: "It was not easy to find the best combination to benefit the athletes and satisfy the watching public, on site and at home. We learned from Tokyo 2020, and we took into account many different aspects to make a really solid schedule, to showcase our great sport to a global audience."

Sport Climbing events will take place at Le Bourget Climbing venue, one of only two sports facility to be built specifically for Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

Spectator ticket sales are not yet open, but passes will be available to buy online and accessible worldwide for the first time in the history of the Games. Almost 10 million tickets are expected to go on sale. 

To be eligible to purchase tickets, fans must register for a draw in late 2022. If fans are selected from the draw, they will be given a window to buy tickets.

Key dates for tickets:

February 2023: launch of package sales

May 2023: launch of single ticket sales

Late 2023: tickets available for purchase in real time - re-sale tickets will be available regularly in this period

More ticketing details on the Paris 2024 website and Le Club Paris 2024 website.

Visit our UKC Olympics page to read more about Paris 2024 and relive Tokyo 2020 through our Tweets from the ground.

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3 Aug

Only two years left to come up with a qualification system and a scoring system… that’s going to be a tight deadline. :)

9 Aug


The Qualification system for Paris has been published a while back here:

No info on the venues for the Urban Series or Continental yet (or how Urban Series will sit alongside the World Cup series) so all this to still be resolved.

The scoring for Combined is available in this years rules and will be showcased at Munich this week so we can pick it apart after that!

Less clear on qualification for the combined this week at Munich as it is not published but believe it could be addition of scores from independent boulder and lead events that ranks the top 8 who go through to the combined event so let the addition versus multiplication debate commence.

Excited to see how it all plays out this week to give us a taste of whether a combined comp can deliver a comp the sport deserves. Fingers crossed.

9 Aug

I had a read through the rules.

Is it a bit skewed towards the boulderer?

My initial thought is that anyone who gets four tops from the boulders is going to be hard to catch - 18 moves further on a route seems a long way.

I'll need to apply the rules (albeit with 1 zone) to the last olympics scores to see who would have won to get a feel for how it plays out. I'm sure that must have been done already....

9 Aug

Where are you getting "18 moves" from?

9 Aug

Honestly - It is very difficult to comment until I have seen the comp in action.

In terms of weighting between boulderers and lead I think the rules are good enough and fair enough for now but lets see how Munich plays out.

I just hope Setters are given time, resources, money to practice, play and tinker and be a part of simulation comps between now and Paris to put on the best show they can under the new format to see how you can get a (a) really enjoyable comp and (b) one where the public can clearly understand who was the best and why - men's combined last year just felt like we watched a load of climbing then they did a tombola to see who won at the end .

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