IFSC SPORT & TECHNICAL COMMISSIONS MET IN TORINO
The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) organised the second edition of its Sport and Technical Commissions’ Meetings in Torino, Italy, on 9 and 10 November, bringing together representatives of seven groups of stakeholders: Coaches, Events, Judges, Paraclimbing, Routesetters, Rules, and Technical Delegates.
A series of separate meetings kicked off the agenda on the morning of Wednesday, 9 November, with Chairs and representatives of each Commission following up and bringing feedbacks together on Thursday, 10 November, in the Sport Department Meeting that closed the event.
IFSC President Marco Scolaris, Vice President Wolfgang Wabel, Secretary General Debra Gawrych, General Director Piero Rebaudengo, and IFSC Europe President Tijl Smitz also participated in the final meeting.
Topics of discussion varied from the Boulder & Lead format, to the future of routesetting, and the evolution of key events such as the Climbing and Paraclimbing World Championships, and Youth World Championships.
“It’s always a pleasure to bring such a diverse group of great minds together, take the time to look back, and acknowledge the incredible amount of work that has been done in the past 12 months,” said Mr Scolaris. “The season finished less than a month ago, and it is very important for the IFSC to collect feedbacks from different groups and point of views. The Commissions’ Meetings are an important landmark in our calendar of institutional events, and an effective way to make the sport we love evolve, and move forward.”
Another key IFSC institutional event – the II IFSC Climbing Summit – is scheduled to take place in Torino, on 25 and 26 November.
IFSC President Marco Scolaris addresses the IFSC Events Commission
Photo: Giorgio Perottino/IFSC