Mascarenas defends home turf

Megan Mascarenas of the United States and Kokoro Fujii of Japan claimed Gold at the penultimate sixth competition of the 2016 Bouldering World Cup season.


IFSC Welcomes New Staff

lisaphotosmall.jpgThis week the IFSC has welcomed a new staff member to the Communications team. Lisa Soennichsen, with dual nationality from Germany and Canada, will be acting as Communications Assistant.  She speaks German and English fluently and joins to the IFSC after completing her Masters in International Relations in a joint programme between University College London and the Higher School of Economics, Russia. 
In addition, this week the IFSC communications agency System’D, owned by Pierre-Emmanuel Danger, is welcoming a new communications officer.  Joseph Robinson, coming directly from the USA, will be in charge of promotion of IFSC events.
In order to accommodate this new staff the IFSC is moving to the new office before the end of June.
We look forward to working with our new members and hope that this international team will help us climb to new heights.

Reminder to Book World Championship Accommodation by June 30th

The IFSC World Championships take place from the 14th to the 18th of September in Paris, France. The FFME, responsible for organising the event, has requested that all National Federations with teams taking part in the event ensure that they have reserved accommodation online via Tourea Sports. The deadline for accommodation reservation is the 30th of June.

Non -accredited people attending also require tickets for the event, these can be purchased here.


Automatic Speed Belaying System

The IFSC is calling for manufacturer of Automatic Belaying System to bid for a partnership and certification regarding the IFSC Speed Competitions and Speed World records.

Shall you be interested, please take note of the bid schedule and system requirements.

We would like to receive your proposal by the 22nd June at the latest, before the IFSC makes an arbitration early July. 

Automatic Speed Belaying System characteristics: please see here


Coxsey and Chon celebrate the victory in Innsbruck

Another IFSC World Cup just ended, a great show, with an incredible crowd at the Olympiaworld arena in Innsbruck. Shauna Coxsey and Chon Jongwon benefit to the energy transmitted from the public, and they take the top of the podium in Innsbruck.


Innsbruck Bouldering Rematch

Innsbruck, Austria, welcomes the world’s best bouldering athletes on May 20th-21st. Located in the heart of the Alps, the capital city of Tyrol is an internationally acclaimed hub for winter sports competitions. In 2012, Innsbruck featured the very first Winter Youth Olympic Games, in addition to debuting as an IFSC Bouldering World Cup host. A new set of elite bouldering talent visits the Inn valley this year.

Jakob Schubert returns to action after missing the previous three competitions, and he will be joined by female Austrian teammates Katharina Saurwein, Karoline Sinnhuber and four-time season champion Anna Stöhr. Expect strong performances from 2016 winners Kokoro Fujii, Tomoa Narasaki and Miho Nonaka of Japan, as well as Alexey Rubtsov and Rustam Gelmanov of Russia. Also keep an eye on top-ranked Shauna Coxsey of Great Britain, whose continuous reign atop the podium ended at four victories last weekend.

To see if Coxsey will begin another winning streak this weekend, stay tuned to the IFSC website for live streaming information:

Additional event information can be found on the dedicated Innsbruck event page, and you can reach out to us on Twitter during the competition with the hashtag #IFSCwc!


IFSC World Cup Innsbruck: change in Provisional Programme

Due to the high number of competitors, please notice that on Friday 20th May the Women Qualification starts at 17.30, the Isolation Zone opens at 15.30 and it closes at 16.30. The latest timetable will be announced during the Technical meeting considering final start list.

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