With the IFSC season in full swing we head to China for some boulder and speed competitions. We’ll start first in Chongqing April 26-28 and a week later in Wujiang May 3-5.
Following an avalanche on April 16th in Banff National Park, Canada, the IFSC is saddened to report that the bodies of three elite climbers were recovered on April 21st.
Please be advised that following working hours today, Friday 19th April, the IFSC office is set to close for a long Easter weekend.
The IFSC is calling for Speed Automatic Timing Systems manufacturers/brands to apply for the Sport Official Equipment Catalogue. To create a fairer playing field, the IFSC will allow only authorised timing devices to be used at IFSC Speed events.
The IFSC Official Sport Equipment Catalogue is an initiative which aims to make the playing field fairer across international IFSC events. Each IFSC event will use only authorised Official Sport Equipment within the Field of Play to ensure that all stakeholders share the same experience, from Athletes and National Federations to Routesetters and Event Organisers. In compliance with the Olympic Charter Rule 50, the Official Sport Equipment Catalogue also aims to set out a high standard of quality and clean venue as an Olympic Sport.
Following the first two events of the 2019 Sport Climbing season in Meiringen and Moscow, members of the IFSC Executive Board came together yesterday, 17th April, for their monthly teleconference.
Today, 16th April, the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) unveiled the event line-up for each session of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Officially commencing on 24th July and closing on 9th August 2020, the Games are scheduled to include a record 33 sports across 339 events in which, for the first time in Olympic history, Sport Climbing is set to feature as a Combined event.
Home to the International Olympic Committee, Lausanne, Switzerland, saw the largest ever International Athletes’ Forum and the 4th International Federation Gender Equality Forum take place this weekend. IFSC President Marco Maria Scolaris, Sport Director Silvia Verdolini, Head of Olympic Coordination Jérôme Meyer, and IFSC Athletes’ Commission member Charlotte Durif, gathered in Lausanne to attend the Forums and host the first meeting of the IFSC Olympic Engagement Programme.
The past 3 days Moscow has been the capital of Sport Climbing, hosting the 1st IFSC Speed World Cup for the 2019 season and the 2nd stage of the IFSC Bouldering World Cup following last week-end’s performances in Meiringen. In the impressive venue of Moscow, 450 athletes competed head to head demonstrating their speed and their strength.
The IFSC World Cup Series continues in Moscow, Russia, this weekend, with the second Bouldering event of the season and the first Speed World Cup of 2019.
The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace (IDSDP) takes place each year on April 6th and this year, the occasion coincided with the IFSC Bouldering World Cup in Meiringen, Switzerland.
With the start of the speed competition unraveling in Moscow this week, we saw great performances from many different athletes.
No time for a rest after Meiringen, all bouldering athletes leave for Moscow where they will join the fastest climbers in the world for the IFSC World Cup Moscow Boulder and Speed.
The 2019 Sport Climbing season kicked-off in Meiringen, Switzerland, last weekend, opening an exciting year of Olympic qualification events as athletes compete head-to-head for the chance to take part in next year’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Thanks to a number of broadcasting deals secured by the IFSC, spectators across the globe were able to tune into the first Bouldering World Cup of the season.
Current and future bouldering stars from all around the world will compete in 3 days at the IFSC Bouldering World Cup in Meiringen, Switzerland. This marks the start of an exciting IFSC season which features 6 Bouldering World Cups all around the globe: Meiringen (SUI), Moscow (RUS), Chongqing (CHN), Wujiang (CHN), Munich (GER), Vail (USA).