The 10th edition of The World Games opens tomorrow in Wroclaw, Poland. More than 3,000 athletes from 31 sports and 111 countries will take part in the event, including 66 Sport Climbing athletes representing 23 countries and all 5 continents who will compete this weekend on July 21st-23rd.
Sport Director Jerome Meyer was in Buenos Aires this week for an IOC workshop. The workshop, organised to develop the “Urban Park” at the Youth Olympic Games in 2018, brought together directors from several sports, local organising committee, and the IOC. Mr. Meyer also met with representatives of the Argentinian National Federation, notably President Mariano Rodriguez Giesso , and Secretary for Climbing Martin Lascano Gonzalez.
Jerome Meyer meets with FASA President Martin Lascano (2nd from left) and the team.
The European Championships in Lead and Speed were held on the first weekend of July in Campitello di Fassa, starting off the month with an exciting competition. The event also provided the backdrop for meetings between IFSC President Marco Scolaris, and IFSC European Council President Wolfgang Wabel. Topics included the development of the European council and the upcoming joint event in Munich, which is both a World Cup and a European Championship.
President Marco Scolaris and Vice-President of Sport Kobinata Toru met in Turin for a two-day meeting on June 17th and 18th. The meetings focused on preparation of the calendar in the upcoming years, as well as addressing key issues in relation to the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
IFSC staff including Sport Director Jerome Meyer and Administration Director Francesca Jengo attended several meetings at the IOC offices in Lausanne on Wednesday 28th of June. These meetings were aimed at ensuring full coordination between the IFSC and the IOC in the run up to the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires 2018.
Meetings included discussions around Sport Climbing’s presence at the Youth Olympic Games as well as coordination with representatives from the IOC Sustainability Commissions and the Olympic Solidarity. Meetings provided additional information on the resources available to Athletes and National Federations through the National Olympic Committees and the IOC. Meetings on Sustainability opened doors and ideas for future projects within the IFSC to further work towards Environmental and Sustainability goals.