Rock Climbing in the Summer Olympics (Not ’til 2020)By Rocky Thompson on February 18th, 2010
The number of sports has doubled in the Winter Olympics, while the summer games have remained relatively static. We have a halfpipe in the winter games, but skateboarding and surfing haven’t gotten the nod from the International Olympic Committee.
Skating and surfing will need to wait a bit longer. I suspect they’ll one day be included in the games since those sports are so marketable. In the meantime, we’ll have to make do with rock climbing. The IOC officially recognized the International Federation of Sport Climbing as the governing body of the sport. This is the first step to getting into the games, and we might see sport climbing in the Summer Olympics as soon as 2020. Sign your 8-year-old up for climbing class tomorrow; you only have 12 more years to make an Olympian.
via Adventure Life