The roots of the Slovenian Armed Forces, as well as the sports unit within the body, stretch before the emergence of an independent Slovenia. Sports is a major component of all armed forces around the world, not only in terms of the physical readiness of soldiers, but also on the way links between top sportsmen and the Slovenian Armed Forces. Since the Republic of Slovenia belongs to a relatively hilly country, climbing is especially important for sports discipline. In addition, sports climbing has been on the rise in recent years, and it has been ranked also in the upcoming Olympic Games in 2020. The top sportsman from the Slovenian Armed Forces , which belongs to the support unit, also has the task of employing athletes and trainers, as well as the promotion of the Slovenian Armed Forces, the involvement of athletes in the training process of the Slovenian Armed Forces, assistance in carrying out the checking of physical fitness, the preparation and organization of a meeting of athletes in the Sports Unit.