Sport Climbing/Olympic sport disciplineEVENTS
- Men's Speed
- Men's Boulder
- Men's Lead
- Women's Speed
- Women's Boulder
- Women's Lead
Tarnow hosts the competition
The competition of 100 athletes from 17 countries, for gold medals, will begin already on June 22 and will last for the next three days at the University of Applied Sciences in Tarnow. The grandstands will accommodate 2,500 spectators. Winning this competition, will result in the awarding of gold, silver and bronze medals to the competitors.
The climbing walls of the University of Applied Sciences in Tarnow will be located on the campus where the Tarnow Climbing Center will be built. The UAS sports facilities have already been the venue for many sporting events, including the rank of Polish Senior or Junior Championships, the Junior European Cup in sport climbing. League games of handball (extra-league) and women’s volleyball (first league) have also been held there.
After 30 years finally in the Olympic programme
Sport climbing has become very popular over the past two decades. The first competitions in this discipline were held in the second half of the 20th century in natural terrain – on rocks, including in Italy and Russia.
In the early 1990’s, competitions moved to purpose-built artificial climbing walls, which over the next few years significantly contributed to the development of climbing walls and the popularity of sport climbing, making it accessible to everyone.
The first world championships in sport climbing were held in 1991 in Frankfurt. Since then, they have been held every two years, and only since 2020, sport climbing has been included in the program of the Summer Olympics.
Sport climbing is governed by the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC).