May 29, 2013

Climbing didn't make the Olympic cut for 2020 games

The IOC (International Olympic Committee) made the short list shorter today  announcing that only baseball/softball, wrestling and squash will be considered for inclusion in the 2020 games. Sport climbing along with karate, roller sports, wakeboarding and wushu were eliminated from further consideration.

The IOC executive board voted by secret ballot over several rounds.  ESPN reported that wrestling won the first round with eight of the 14 votes. Baseball-softball beat karate 9-5 in a head-to-head vote to win its spot on the list. Squash got through in the final round, getting eight votes to defeat wushu with four and sport climbing with two.

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