The Executive Board of the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) met via teleconference on 18 February 2021 to address a series of important topics and ratify a number of decisions.

First and foremost, the IFSC is pleased to confirm that the inaugural competition of 2021 will take place as scheduled in Meiringen, Switzerland, on 16 and 17 April.

The small city in the Swiss alps is a fixture on the IFSC calendar, one with a longstanding tradition of organising the opening World Cup of the season. This tradition was interrupted last year by the COVID-19 pandemic, so the IFSC is excited to welcome it back in 2021.

The IFSC Sport Department is working closely with the Swiss Alpine Club and local authorities to guarantee the safest possible environment for the athletes, team officials, judges, routesetters and volunteers. The “Addendum to IFSC Rules”, redacted in 2020 by the Climbing during COVID-19 Working Group, is currently being reviewed and updated.

The info sheet of the IFSC World Cup in Meiringen is going to be published today, while registration will open on Monday 22 February 2021.

210219 IFSC News IFSC World Cup in Meiringen confirmedAkiyo Noguchi of Japan competes at the IFSC Climbing World Cup Meiringen 2019
Photo: Haslital Mountain Festival

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