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IFSC Signs Convention of Collaboration with CISM

IFSC President Marco Scolaris and CISM Secretary General Dorah Mamby Koita. All images: © CFR/Leonid Zhukov IFSC President Marco Scolaris and CISM Secretary General Dorah Mamby Koita. All images: © CFR/Leonid Zhukov

The partnership between the IFSC and the International Military Sports Council (CISM) was formally agreed yesterday morning at the IFSC Youth World Championships in Moscow.

IFSC President Marco Scolaris and Colonel Dorah Mamby Koita, Secretary General of CISM, signed the Convention of Collaboration on the first day of competition alongside Dmitry Bychkov, President of the Climbing Federation of Russia, IFSC Honorary Member Alexander Piratinskiy and Colonel Artem Gromov, CISM responsible officer of Sport Climbing.

This document aims to develop training and competition of Climbing by all military sportsmen either professional or amateurs; encourages the implementation of women’s military sport; establishes true synergies in the sports field between both institutions; identifies shared goals and objectives between CISM and IFSC; sets up joint educational initiatives to protect Climbing against the dangers of doping; establishes collaboration in the area of International Technical Officials; and promotes the values of the sport.

IFSC athletes showed their strength, stamina and speed at the 3rd CISM World Winter Games last year in Sochi, Russia, and the first CISM World Military Championship of Sport Climbing will take place in Moscow this year from November 27th to December 3rd.

"We have been collaborating with CISM for nearly a decade, and we are proud to further recognise our military athletes and continue working alongside CISM to fulfill the shared objectives and values of this agreement ," says President Scolaris.

More information about the signing can be found in the full news on the CISM website.

2018 CISM Signing Group Photo

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