Ed Hamer (2002-2009) was in Westminster in November last year with team GB, Dame Kelly Holmes and the Sports Minister to help promote climbing as an Olympic sport. In February this year the IOC formally recognised the International Federation of Sport Climbing which means that climbing can now compete with other sports for entry to the Olympic Games. The first test will come in 2013, when the sports for the 2020 games will be decided. In the meantime Ed is training hard and searching for a sponsor with the aim of becoming an Olympic athlete in 2020. We wish him the best of luck. To find out more about Ed and his climbing achievements visit The Hamer Blog.