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IFSC Issues RFP for Japan Rights Renewal

The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) issued an RFP regarding its media and sponsorship rights in Japan. The IFSC's current, 3-year media rights deal with Tokyo-based Synca Creations is due for renewal at the end of this year. From 2019, the IFSC intends to package media and sponsorship together to increase total value and synergy in the Japanese market.

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NBC Sports to Televise Bouldering in Vail

For the first time, American viewers can tune-in on the Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA’s premiere telecast of IFSC World Cup Vail on Sunday, June 10th at 9pm ET, and first linear replay on Tuesday June 12th at 10am ET.

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IFSC Plenary Assembly 2019

The IFSC and the JMSCA (Japanese Mountaineering & Sport Climbing Association), next year's local organiser, have finally set the date for the 2019 IFSC Plenary Assembly. 

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IFSC Attended Climbing Wall Summit

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On Wednesday, 16th of May, Vice President Kobinata Toru and Sport Officer Silvia Verdolini attended the Climbing Wall summit (CWS) launching the “IFSC Official Sport Equipment” project in front of a room filled with holds and volumes producers.

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Climbing the boulder rankings

The 2018 IFSC Bouldering World Cup season continues in June with the 5th event in Hachioji, Japan, and penultimate event in Vail, USA. Season podiums could already be decided when the best Bouldering athletes in the world cross continents to compete for more gold medals and climb the rankings.

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IFSC Partners with Auto-Belay Provider Perfect Descent

Perfect Descent is the world leader in Speed climbing auto-belays. Distributed by Aerial Adventure Technologies, Perfect Descent auto-belays were selected by the IFSC in 2016 to provide a more secure and fair competition environment, as well as a cleaner field of play than the human belay previously in use. The Model 220 (now called Speed Drive™) used at IFSC World Cup and IFSC World Championship events also boasts the fastest industry retraction rate available on the auto-belay market at 15 feet per second (4.6m/s). As the IFSC Exclusive Auto-Belay Partner, Perfect Descent will be present throughout the 2018 season at IFSC events and on IFSC social media platforms.

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Double Victory for France, 1st Win for Israel, Noguchi Repeats

France’s Anouck Jaubert returned to the top of the Speed climbing podium and season rankings and Bassa Mawem won his first IFSC World Cup this weekend in Tai’an, China. In Bouldering, Alex Khazanov claimed his first gold medal and the first IFSC World Cup victory for Israel, and Akiyo Noguchi of Japan swept the first stage of the China Tour to rise to first place in the Bouldering season rankings.

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