IFSC launches Newsletter

Stay up to date! In order to inform members, stakeholders and other interested partners about the happenings in the IFSC, the IFSC launched a Newsletter this February.


World class climbing

The 3rd CISM World Winter Games open today, and soon elite Sport Climbing athletes will be testing their strength, speed and stamina.


Save the date!

IFSC President Marco Scolaris will be discussing the Olympic format and more at the press conference following the Plenary Assembly in Quebec City on March 11th.


China Open talks continue

Following the highly successful Guangzhou Youth World Championships, the IFSC was pleased to host visitors from Guangzhou on the 20th of February. The visitors included Mr. Pan Houtong, Director of Sports Industry Department of Guangzhou Sports Administration, Mr Cai Chenglin, Director of Guangzhou University Town Sports Centre, Mr. Lin Wuxiong, Deputy Director of Guangzhou Sports Lottery Management Centre and Mr. Xu Wenhai, Deputy Director of Guangzhou Shamian Sports Club. These representatives, who had worked and supported the Guangzhou Youth World Championships came to Italy to learn more about the development of Climbing Competitions.
The IFSC continues to work with officials in China towards delivering a Chinese Open climbing event, with discussions centering around Guangzhou as a possible location.


Olympic Channel in Six New Languages

Featuring Olympic stars and stories from across the globe and continuing the excitement of the Olympic Games all year round, the Olympic Channel is now available in Chinese, French, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese and Latin American Spanish in addition to English.


The IFSC joins the IPC Family

The IFSC is honored to announce that the International Paralympic Committee has granted it the status of “Recognized International Federation”.


Registration for 2017 Athletes Licenses Open

National Federations are advised that from today Athletes and Team Officials can apply for Licenses for the 2017 season. Please visit the Athletes License page for further information including rules, guidelines and the updated License forms.


IOC President to attend World Games

Dr. Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has confirmed that he will be present at The World Games Opening Ceremony in Wroclaw on July 20th, 2017.


Planning for the Future

On January 17th and 18th the IFSC President Marco Scolaris, IFSC Secretary General Debra Gawrych, and IFSC Vice President Treasurer and Finances Pierre Henri Paillasson met with IFSC staff in Torino, Italy.

This meeting occurred in the frame of the usual annual auditing made by IFSC auditor Andrea Barabino.

It was an opportunity to take a review of the past year from a broader perspective and map out the primary strategy and aims for 2017, to be later discussed inside the EB. Feedback on the 2016 season from continental councils, organizers, athletes, officials and National Federations was analysed, ahead of the Executive Board meeting and the Plenary Assembly in Quebec City in March. Attention was also dedicated to new members and membership issues.

The IFSC is committed to providing athletes with top-level events to demonstrate their skills all over the world. The 2017 World Cup season is set to do just that, while Youth Competitions will be crowned by the Youth World Championships in Innsbruck this September. The IFSC also looks forward to participating in the World Games in Wroclaw this July.


Position as IFSC Event Officer Available

With the growth of IFSC events, the organisation is seeking to expand its staff through the addition of an Event Officer. The successful candidate will report to the Sport Director and oversee the coordination of IFSC Departments and other IFSC internal and external stakeholders in the run up to Events. This includes the supervision of the event application process, the development of the event calendar, and assisting with relevant documentation and communication.

This is a full-time position is based at the IFSC headquarters in Torino, Italy with travel to events (often at weekends) when necessary. The successful candidate will be fluent in English, IT literate and be able to work independently.

Please click here for a complete job description. Interested candidates should send all application materials to the IFSC Office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) no later than 31st of January 2017.


IFSC in Japan

Director of Marketing & Communications Anne Fuynel visited Tokyo, Japan at the end of January to work on the 2017 season and focus on TV exposure within the country. As representative of the IFSC, Anne met with the JMA as well as several interested and partnering organizations. These included Synca, the agency which currently holds TV and online rights of IFSC events in Japan.

In addition Anne attended a local event organized by the Japanese company AU, which promoted Sport Climbing welcoming the public, and especially kids, to try routes for themselves.

The IFSC is confident that through events like these and productive collaboration in Japan Sport Climbing will continue to grow dramatically.


Plenary Assembly Agenda

The 2017 Plenary Assembly will be taking place in Quebec City on March 11, 2017, and the Olympics are among the planned discussions.


IFSC Adds Innovative Partner

The IFSC is very pleased to announce that the brand new climbing holds manufacturer Force Climbing will strengthen the pool of partners supporting the development of both the IFSC and Sport Climbing.

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