Are you curious about what Olympic climbing will look like in 2020? We are, too. Here's what you should know before it all begins.
In 2016, the International Olympic Committee voted to include climbing in the 2020 Olympics. But when it announced that it would combine the three main forms of competitive climbing—speed, boulder, and sport—into a single format and offer only one set of medals, many climbers were understandably apprehensive.
To get a better understanding of the format and how climbers qualify for the Olympics in the first place, we talked to the chief executive officer of USA Climbing, Marc Norman.