The International Federation of Sports Climbing (IFSC) has unanimously approved the competition system and qualifying format for the initial competition at the Olympic Games in Tokyo 2020. To win a gold medal, the climbers will have to shine in difficulty climbing, bouldering and speed climbing. All three competitions will add up to determine an Olympic Champion.

In the capital of Japan we will see 40 of the best climbers in the World, 20 in the male and 20 in the female competition. In each competition, each country will have a maximum of two competitors. All Athletes (20 men and 20 women) will participate in the first round. The Athlete’s score is given by multiplying the Athlete’s ranking (place) in each discipline. The lower the score, the better. A ranking is produced after each round (Qualifications and the Finals). Details will be announced after the meeting between IFSC and the International Olympic Committee in July.

This format for the Olympic games will be first put to test at this year’s Junior World Championship in Innsbruck. It will be tested again at the World Championship one year after that, also in Innsbruck.

You will be able to see the best climbers of this world in Ljubljana, at the spectacular climbing event Triglav The Rock Ljubljana. Climbing wall for bouldering will be built in the midst of the Kongresni trg in the center of the Slovenian capital.