The IFSC is pleased to welcome Marco Vettoretti (ITA) as Event Sponsor & Media Officer. Reporting to the IFSC Marketing & Communications Director, Marco will be responsible for managing sponsors and media on site at World Cups, Youth World Championships and World Championships.
The speculation of who would come out on top of the Men’s 2019 Bouldering Season was the central focus of the Men’s Vail World Cup. Adam ONDRA (CZE) and Tomoa NARASAKI (JPN) were neck-in-neck in the rankings with NARASAKI needing to place both second and above ONDRA to win the title.
The women’s final featured four heavy hitters and two newcomers to the IFSC World Cups. While GARNBRET had already secured the season title after her win in Munich, the places on the final bouldering podium for the year were still to be determined.
The IFSC World Cup Series heads transatlantic this weekend for the final Bouldering event of the season in Vail, Colorado (USA). Bouldering fans across the globe can tune into the action of the season finale, as the competition is set to be broadcast internationally.
For the final Bouldering World Cup of 2019, the IFSC visits the small ski town of Vail, where the competition will take place as part of the annual Mountain Games from June 7-8. A total of 149 competitors are registered for this event in a final attempt to climb up the bouldering season rankings.
Whilst visiting Lithuania for the Plenary Assembly of IFSC Europe this weekend, IFSC President Marco Maria Scolaris took the opportunity to meet Daina Gudzinevičiūtė, President of the National Olympic Committee of Lithuania, Olympic gold medallist in shooting (Olympic Games Sydney 2000) and member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
On May 15-17th, key stakeholders from the indoor climbing industry gathered in Loveland, Colorado (USA) for the The CWA Summit, an annual conference and trade show organised by the Climbing Wall Association. IFSC Secretary General Debra Gawrych and Charlotte Durif, IFSC Consultant, attended the Summit to meet industry members and present updates regarding Sport Climbing at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
The sunny weather, enthusiastic crowd and sheer determination of the athletes made the 5th Bouldering World Cup of 2019 an unbelievable competition to watch. The aesthetic black and red holds were the backdrop to a fierce battle between the competitors, which showed that the strongest climber doesn’t always win.
A few days ago, the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic Games announced the event line-up for each session of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Meanwhile, the first contracts have been signed with the manufacturers to complete the venue, especially the climbing wall.