IFSC OFFICIALS ARE VISITING THE SITE OF THE OLYMPIC GAMES IN TOKYO WHERE THE EP Climbing CLIMBING WALLS ARE BEING SET-UP
President of the IFSC Marco Maria Scolaris travelled to Tokyo, Japan, this week alongside Jérôme Meyer, IFSC Head of Olympic Coordination, to meet with the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (TOCOG) less than six months ahead of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
“With under 170 days to go until the Tokyo Games commence, we’re delighted to see the progress in construction of the Sport Climbing venue within the Aomi Urban Sports Park. The frame of the wall is almost complete and the panels will be installed over the coming months. We’re excited to see the finished venue in the very near future,” says IFSC Head of Olympic Coordination Jérôme Meyer.
“After a number of visits to Tokyo during the last three years, thanks to the collaboration with the TOCOG team, the IFSC now feels as though the city, and country of Japan as a whole, is a second home. We’re grateful for the support that the world is showing our sport and we’re eager to prove just how special Sport Climbing is – particularly as the only vertical sport in the Tokyo programme,” says IFSC President Marco Scolaris.