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10 days until World Cup kick-off in Chongqing

The long winter for sport climbing fans has finally thawed into spring and with the warm weather, the IFSC World Cup competition season! All eyes are on Southwest China and the municipality of Chongqing for the first World Cup of 2014. The best international climbers in Lead and Speed will meet in the “city on rivers” for the first two contests of this fresh season.

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José Perurena Lopez elected International World Games Association President

José Perurena Lopez, member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), was elected President of the Internation World Games Association (IWGA) until 2018 at their Annual General Meeting in Belek, Turkey on Monday. He succeeds Ron Froelich, who served as President since 1992, and was unanimously appointed Honorary President by the delegates of the 36 member federations.

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The IFSC Mobilized for Sport for Development and Peace this April 6th

Yesterday, April 6th, was the first International Day for Sport for Development and Peace, organized by the UN on the initiative of the International Olympic Committee. Events were organized worldwide, and hundreds of athletes participated in the “Carton Blanc” (“White Card”) campaign by posting pictures of themselves holding a white card, a symbol of the dynamic relationship between sport and peace-building.

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Server move on Saturday 29th March.

The IFSC will move their server on Saturday 29th March. IFSC website will still be available. However no updates will be made between Saturday and Monday. Please also note that IFSC emails will be queued attending the server to return online. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. The new server will be re-activated on Monday 31st March.

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Play your part in the first International Day of Sport for Development and Peace on 6 April 2014!

Launched by the UN at the initiative of the International Olympic Committee, the first ever ‘International Day of Sport for Development and Peace’ will take place on 6 April 2014. To mark this historic day, Peace and Sport is calling on people across the globe to take part by launching a dedicated platform - www.april6.org - that will bring together and promote all the initiatives being carried out worldwide to celebrate this event.

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Break through to the international climbing community: advertise on the IFSC website

Full of breaking news, pictures, and videos, the IFSC website is dedicated to providing up-to-the-minute content for the young and increasingly connected members of the large worldwide climbing community. Give your brand maximum exposure thanks to 19 outstanding Sport Climbing events (World Cups, World Championships, World Youth Championships), held in 13 different countries with the top level male and female athletes, which are live-streamed on the IFSC website and YouTube channel.

Take this unique opportunity to reach the global climbing community and benefit from the excitement and adrenaline rush of Sport Climbing!

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Next IFSC World Championships Announcement

Last Saturday, the IFSC Plenary Assembly also voted to select hosts for the next two IFSC World Championships. Paris will host the 2016 event in a completely renovated, modern venue, Paris-Bercy. Then, it will be Innsbruck’s turn to host the IFSC World Championships in 2018. Both cities made impressive presentations showing real motivation and solid plans to make these shows exemplary sporting events.

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