The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) would like to deeply apologise to Johanna Färber, Austria Climbing, all the athletes, and the entire Sport Climbing community for the images that were broadcast today during the women’s Boulder semi-final at the IFSC Climbing World Championships Moscow 2021.

The IFSC condemns the objectification of the human body and will take further action in order for it to stop, and to protect the athletes.

After meeting with representatives of the Austrian team, IFSC President Marco Scolaris issued the following comment: “How many times will things have to be done wrong, before we learn how to do them right?”

IFSC Official Statement

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