During a meeting of the Executive Board of the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) on October 13, it was agreed that the upcoming XVI IFSC Plenary Assembly scheduled to be held in Limassol (CYP) on November 13 and 14 will now be held via teleconference.

The decision is a direct consequence of the latest developments related to the COVID-19 pandemic. A considerable number of representatives would have been unable to attend the Assembly in person, and those that could faced mandatory testing or a period of quarantine.

The IFSC would like to thank its Member Federations for their patience and understanding during this unprecedented time, in particular those who tried until the very last moment to travel to Cyprus. The IFSC also extends a special note of gratitude to the Cyprus Mountaineering Climbing & Orienteering Federation (CMCOF) and its President, Mr Pavlos Georgiades, who worked tirelessly to make the Assembly in Limassol a reality.

Also at its meeting today, the Executive Board approved the agenda for the Plenary Assembly, which will be held on the initially scheduled dates.

IFSC President Marco Scolaris said:

“It is not in the DNA of a climber to give up, that is why we have been waiting so long before taking this painful decision. The health and safety of the representatives from our Member Federations have always been our top priority. Nevertheless, I’m sure that with all the tools at our disposal, the XVI Plenary Assembly will run smoothly virtually. We are looking forward to better days to come.”

IFSC Press Release

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