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Villars Media Accreditations

Speed returns and Lead climbing makes its 2017 debut next week in Villars, Switzerland, and members of the media are encouraged to attend the event.

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Position as IFSC Sport Officer Available

As the IFSC continues to grow the organisation is seeking additional staff, and is now accepting applications for the position of Sport Officer. The successful candidate will report to the Sport Director and ensure the different Sport programmes (regulations changes and improvements, consultative groups) are conducted within the defined schedule and in collaboration with the other IFSC stakeholders (e.g. Event Officer, Technical Delegates, Administration Department, etc.).

This is a full-time position is based at the IFSC headquarters in Torino, Italy with travel to events (often at weekends) when necessary. The successful candidate will be fluent in English, IT literate and be able to work independently.

Please click here for a complete job description. Interested candidates should send all application materials to the IFSC Office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) no later than 13th of July 2017.

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Second Issue of IFSC Newsletter Released

Following the successful launch of the IFSC newsletter the second issue has been released.  This issue collects information on the decisions made at the Plenary Assembly, the Buenos Aires Youth Olympics qualification system and the beginning of the 2017 world cup circuit. Any stakeholders who wish to receive the newsletter are asked to kindly email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so that they can be added to the mailing list. 

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Decisive Bouldering in India

Five IFSC Bouldering World Cups are completed, and elite sport climbers now head to Navi Mumbai, India, for the decisive penultimate event, where season podium placements could already be decided.

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Tokyo 2020 Event Programme Confirmed

The Tokyo 2020 event programme was confirmed at an Executive Board meeting of the International Olympic Committee Friday, June 9th, 2017. President Thomas Bach and members of the Executive Board confirmed a programme which focuses on youth, increasing gender equality and emphasising an urban sporting culture. Overall, the event programme will grow by 15 events. Central to the decisions about which events to include was gender equity, as the IOC works towards equal representation from men and women sportspeople in the Olympics. The program in 2020 will feature new women's events and team events in existing sports, including triathlon, swimming and fencing.

Commenting on the decision, IOC President Thomas Bach said “The fascinating new events that we approved today, together with the five new sports that were added to the Tokyo 2020 programme last year, represent a step-change in the Olympic programme. I am delighted that the Olympic Games in Tokyo will be more youthful, more urban and will include more women”, Bach added.

The IFSC welcomes this announcement and especially the youth-focused and urban-based additions to the event programme.

The full press release can be read here.

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