In 2020, the world will welcome five sports to the Olympic programme at the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo. In the new Olympic Channel original series, "Going Olympic: Tokyo 2020," viewers will be introduced to these sports while exploring Japan's vibrant sports scene and cultural traditions. The multi-part series premiered on the Olympic Channel global digital platform, which is available worldwide at olympicchannel.com and on its mobile apps.
Produced exclusively for the Olympic Channel by VICE Media Japan, "Going Olympic: Tokyo 2020" is the Olympic Channel's first original series filmed entirely in Japan and uses Japanese as the primary language (subtitling available in 11 languages). The Sport Climbing episode is called "How a Japanese climbing prodigy masters the Rock of Iwate" and chronicles the physical and spiritual journey to climbing of 16-year-old Futaba Ito, the reigning Youth B Bouldering and Combined world champion.