International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) President Marco Scolaris says further details on the format for Sport Climbing at The World Games 2025 in Chengdu, China are expected to be announced later this year.

President Scolaris was in Madrid this week to attend the Annual General Meeting of the International World Games Association (IWGA), where he met with representatives of the IWGA and the 30 official sports named to the 2025 programme.

“We had some excellent conversations in Madrid,” Scolaris said. “They included our proposed disciplines and medal events for the Chengdu World Games, which are based on a number of important factors, including popularity, sustainability, cost efficiency, and the growth of our sport. The IFSC is excited to take part once again in this global multi-sport event and to work and learn together with our peers from 30 other sports.”

Also on the agenda at the IWGA Annual General Meeting were IWGA Executive Committee elections, a report on The World Games 2022, which were held in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, and a presentation from the host city for 2025.

Chengdu will mark the IFSC’s sixth appearance at The World Games, following Sport Climbing’s successful showing at the 2022 edition in Birmingham.

The 2025 World Games are scheduled to take place from 7 to 17 August.

President Scolaris also congratulated IWGA President José Perurena on his re-election for a third term at the AGM, which will see the 78-year-old Spaniard overseeing the global body until 2026.

“President Perurena won 93 percent of the votes, which is a strong indication of the work he has been doing since 2014 and the trust the members have in him,” Scolaris said. “I wish José and his new executive team nothing but the best over the next three years and stand committed to ensuring that the IFSC remains an important part of the World Games family.”

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