The European Youth Boulder Championships were held in Brussels the past weekend, August 31st to September 2nd.
This week, Sport Climbing fans and 531 registered athletes from 57 nations and 5 continents will “climb, come together, celebrate” at IFSC Climbing & Paraclimbing World Championships Innsbruck 2018.
On August 21st, the IFSC Executive Board met to discuss ongoing developments in the IFSC at its monthly teleconference. Topics included reports on the upcoming Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 and the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
The #UnitedBytheFlame campaign was launched by the Buenos Aires 2018 Organising Committee on August 3rd and enables social media users worldwide to join the 60-day Torch Tour. The Torch Tour will cover 14,000 kilometres, stopping in at 17 cities where the flame will be passed between a group of relay runners whose life stories are reflected in the Olympic values of respect, friendship and excellence.
The Munich World Cup reached audiences as never before due to numerous broadcasting deals secured by the IFSC. In addition to the IFSC Live stream and the Olympic Channel, the season finale of the 2018 Bouldering World Cup was broadcast by numerous broadcasters across three continents.
Leader in the medal table after Bouldering, Japan continued to excel in Youth A and Juniors Lead finals in Moscow and Slovenia and the United States won their first gold medal of the 2018 IFSC Youth World Championships.
Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 (YOG) qualified athletes Sam Avezou of France and Italian Laura Rogora soared to 1st place on the last problems of Youth A Bouldering finals in Moscow. YOG qualified athletes Nathan Martin (FRA) and Lucka Rakovec (SLO) also won medals in Bouldering at the 2018 IFSC Youth World Championships.