WHERE TO WATCH THE 2021 IFSC CLIMBING AND PARACLIMBING WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS IN MOSCOW, RUSSIA

Seven days of climbing are set to commence in Moscow, Russia, today, as the city prepares to welcome the 2021 International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) World Championships. From 15 to 21 September, 301 climbers and 114 paraclimbers will take to the walls of the CSKA and Viner-Usmanova arenas to compete for a coveted World Championship title.

Coverage will begin tomorrow with the opening ceremony and Speed finals. Here’s how to tune in over the coming week:

LIVE

  • ESPN, Latin America: Boulder finals, Lead finals, and Speed finals
  • J Sports, Japan: Boulder finals, Lead finals, and Speed finals
  • NHK, Japan: Boulder finals, Lead finals, and Speed finals
  • Olympic Channel, worldwide: Boulder semi-finals & finals, Lead semi-finals & finals, Paraclimbing finals, and Speed finals
  • ORF, Austria: Boulder finals, Lead finals, Paraclimbing finals, and Speed finals
  • RAI, Italy: Boulder finals (also delayed coverage) and Lead finals
  • RTV, Slovenia: Women’s Boulder final, Lead finals, and Speed finals
  • Sport5, Israel: Boulder finals, Lead finals, Paraclimbing finals, and Speed finals
  • Zhibo, China: Boulder semi-finals & finals, Lead semi-finals & finals, Paraclimbing finals, and Speed finals (also delayed coverage of all with Chinese commentary)

DELAYED

  • ELTA, Chinese Taipei: Boulder, Lead, and Speed
  • RTV, Slovenia: Men’s Boulder final
  • SPOTV, South Korea: Boulder finals, Lead finals, and Speed finals
  • TBS, Japan: Boulder, Lead, and Speed

NEWS COVERAGE

  • Mir, Russia
  • NTV, Russia
  • SRG, Switzerland

IFSC PLATFORMS

Boulder semi-finals and finals, Lead semi-finals and finals, Paraclimbing finals, and Speed finals will be streamed live on the IFSC YouTube channel, in addition to being made available to watch on demand following the competition. Viewers in Latin America – Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Ecuador, French Guiana Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela – will not be permitted to watch Boulder, Lead, or Speed on YouTube, but can however tune in live on ESPN during finals, or via the Olympic Channel for Boulder semi-finals and finals, Lead semi-finals and finals, Paraclimbing finals, and Speed finals.

  • Watch the opening ceremony followed by the men's and women’s Speed finals on YouTube here on Thursday 16 September at 7:30 PM (UTC+3:00)
  • Watch the men’s and women’s Paraclimbing finals on YouTube here on Friday 17 September at 7:45 PM
  • Watch the women’s Boulder semi-final on YouTube here on Saturday 18 September at 9:45 AM
  • Watch the women’s Boulder final on YouTube here on Saturday 18 September at 5:45 PM
  • Watch the men’s Boulder semi-final on YouTube here on Sunday 19 September at 9:45 AM
  • Watch the men’s Boulder final on YouTube here on Sunday 19 September at 5:45 PM
  • Watch the men’s and women’s Lead semi-finals on YouTube here on Tuesday 21 September at 10:00 AM
  • Watch the men’s and women’s Lead finals on YouTube here on Tuesday 21 September at 8:00 PM

In China, competition highlights will be shared on the IFSC official Weibo and Douyin channels.

2021 IFSC World Championships

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