Bhubaneswar: In a bid to take sport climbing to international level, the Indian Mountaineering Foundation (IMF) will impart training on sport climbing at the Kalinga Stadium here from tomorrow.
The IMF in collaboration with Sports and Youth Services Department of Odisha has already set up a High Performance Centre (HPC) earlier this month at the iconic stadium for this purpose.
The centre will take off with the first batch training on sport climbing from tomorrow for the children in the age group of 10 to 16 years.
IMF Director M. P. Yadav said, “Sport climbing is now an Olympic discipline and will debut in 2020 in Tokyo. With this in mind, the IMF has planned a detailed road map to spread awareness on the sport and identify athletes at an early age.”
Registration for the first batch of trainees has started at 10 AM on 18 July 2019 at Climbing wall site, North Stand, Hockey Complex, Kalinga Stadium, Bhubaneswar which is free of cost.
IMF also plans to build an Indian team for international level competitions, sources said.