DAY 2 OF THE XVII IFSC GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOCUSES ON SPORT
The XVII IFSC General Assembly continued today, with the second session of the virtual three-part gathering.
Opening with an overview of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024, sport was at the heart of the congress’ discussions. A thorough report was offered by the IFSC Sport Department with regards to development, competition formats, as well as an update on the 2021 Climbing and Paraclimbing World Championships, which is set to take place in Moscow, Russia, this September.
Chair of the IFSC Paraclimbing Committee Sebastian Depke provided a recap of the committee’s latest projects, before Sean McColl and Shauna Coxsey of the Athletes’ Commission thanked the IFSC for their close communication over the last months. IFSC Anti-Doping Officer Paolo Orione reported on the IFSC’s work to meet the requirements of the World Anti-Doping Agency, followed by Eugen Burtscher giving insight into developments within the IFSC Medical Commission.
Reports from the IFSC Communications and Marketing & TV departments were also on today’s agenda, with the latter also offering an update into the IFSC’s sustainability initiatives.
President Scolaris concluded with a heartfelt thanks to all IFSC staff, consultants, and commission members, who work tirelessly and devotedly to develop Sport Climbing.
The congress will conclude tomorrow, Sunday 25 April, with elections for the IFSC Executive Board for the upcoming 2021-2025 term.