October Executive Board Meeting Held

The monthly Executive Board meeting was held via Teleconference on October 19, 2017. Topics included an update on the progress regarding the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and the goals for the future development of Paraclimbing.
A new working group was also confirmed. This working group, focusing on Sport Equipment, will be chaired by Asian Council President Anthony Seah and consult both commercial producers of climbing safety products as well as representatives of the Officials. The members of this working group will be confirmed and begin their duties at the end of October.

Stirling Defends Oceania Lead Title

The Oceania Continental Championships took place in Noumea, New Caledonia, on October 12-15. Australia stood on all but one podium and collected 10 medals in total, New Caledonia excelled in Speed and won 5 medals, and New Zeeland brought home 3 medals.

Further Timetable Changes in Xiamen

Following technical difficulties, the timetable in Xiamen has been further modified.

The speed qualifications have been moved to 15:30 local time, and Finals will be held at 16:30 local time (GMT+8).


The revised schedule is as follows:

Sunday 15 October
12:00 Warm-up zone close for Lead Semi-final
12.15 Observation for Men & Women Lead Semi-final
12.30-15.00 Men & Women Lead Semi-final
15.00-15.30 Warm-up zone open/close for Speed Final
15.30-16.30 Speed Qualification
16:30-17:30 Speed Final
17.45 Warm-up zone close for Lead Final
18.30-18.45 Presentation and Observation of Lead finalists
18.50-20.30 Lead Final for Men & Women
20.45 Awarding Ceremony

Speed Finale in Xiamen

The China Tour concludes this weekend with the final Speed and penultimate Lead events of 2017 at IFSC World Cup Xiamen. Tune-in to the IFSC homepage on October 15 to watch the sport climbing!

Working Groups

Paraclimbing Strategic Plan Working Group

Maaike Romijn (NED)-Chair
Eugen Burtscher (AUT)
Sébastien Gnecchi (FRA)
Craig DeMartino (USA)

Director in charge: Sport Director

IFSC Solidarity Working Group

Anthony Seah (SIN) - Chair
George Stainton (RSA)
Pablo Hilewski (VEN)
Naomi Cleary (AUS)
Normunds Reinbergs (LAT)
Anna Tsyganova (RUS)

Director in charge: Administration Director

Bouldering Format Working Group

Kobinata Toru(JPN)- Chair
Michael Schöpf (AUT)
Akiyo Noguchi (JPN)
Chris Danielson (USA)

Members at large: Steven Morris , Jens Larsen, OBS/Olympic Channel, Jo Nesbø
Director in charge: Sport Director

Job Opening: IFSC Communications Assistant

The IFSC is looking for a talented Communications Assistant to manage a variety of day-to-day tasks for the Marketing & Communications Department, as well as contribute to the organisation of IFSC events.