Insidethegames reporting on a change to the sport of climbing’s bid to be part of the 2020 Olympic Games:
The original proposal included just lead climbing, which tests the endurance of athletes as they compete to see who can get highest.
However, both speed climbing and bouldering will now also be included if climbing secures a spot at the 2020 Olympics.
This multi-discipline format will now be championed when the IFSC gives its presentation to the IOC Executive Board in St Petersburg at the end of May.
With what’s happened with wrestling it’s hard to be optimistic about climbing’s chances of making it into the 2020 games, but this news seems like it could only help.