Multi-Sport Games

The World Games 2021

The World Games 2021 will take place 15-25th July 2021 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA. 

All three Sport Climbing disciplines, Bouldering, Lead and Speed, will be showcased between 20th – 25th July 2021 (provisional dates). 12 athletes per discipline/gender will be invited to attend.

ANOC World Beach Games 2019

A global multi-sport event, the inaugural ANOC World Beach Games Qatar 2019 took place in Doha from 12-17th October 2019.

Designed to connect new sports and rising stars with a youthful generation of sports fans, the Games featured skilled performances from 1,240 athletes, representing 97 countries across 14 different disciplines. Bouldering participated in the first edition of the Games from 13-14th October.

View photographs of the Bouldering events here.

The World Games 2017

The IFSC is a member of the International World Games Association and takes part in The World Games, scheduled every four years. The World Games 2017 took place in Wroclaw (POL) from 20th - 30th July.

In 2017, competitions were held in all three disciplines of Sport Climbing for the first time (previously only Lead and Speed).

For more information about The World Games 2017, please visit The World Games and Wroclaw 2017 websites.

The next edition will take place in Birmingham (USA) in 2021. Visit the Birmingham 2021 website for more information.

Key Figures 2017 World Games

  • 3 disciplines of Sport Climbing: Bouldering, Lead, Speed.

  • 72 athlete registrations in Sport Climbing (24 per discipline).

  • 66 of the world’s best Sport Climbing athletes (some athletes competed in multiple disciplines).

  • 23 countries were registered in Sport Climbing.

  • The venue in Nowy Targ attracted large crowds of spectators. Total tickets sold for the World Games reached 160,000.

  • The event was filmed and broadcast on the Olympic Channel and 130 Channels worldwide.

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