On Fri. May 18, the IFSC Executive Board elected the city that will host the Olympic Qualifying event in 2019 ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
Among four strong candidates (Chongqing, Los Angeles, Moscow and Toulouse) the Board chose the French city of Toulouse, France.
The “Federation Francaise de la Montagne et de l’Escalade” (FFME) presented a very detailed candidature, based on its experience in organizing international events.
There will be 20 male and 20 female climbers who will compete in the 2020 Olympics. Of those 40, 12 will be selected in Toulouse.
Climbing is one of the five disciplines admitted to the 2020 Olympic Games, the others being surfing, baseball/softball, skateboarding and karate.