On May 15-17th, key stakeholders from the indoor climbing industry gathered in Loveland, Colorado (USA) for the The CWA Summit, an annual conference and trade show organised by the Climbing Wall Association. IFSC Secretary General Debra Gawrych and Charlotte Durif, IFSC Consultant, attended the Summit to meet industry members and present updates regarding Sport Climbing at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
The sunny weather, enthusiastic crowd and sheer determination of the athletes made the 5th Bouldering World Cup of 2019 an unbelievable competition to watch. The aesthetic black and red holds were the backdrop to a fierce battle between the competitors, which showed that the strongest climber doesn’t always win.
A few days ago, the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic Games announced the event line-up for each session of the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. Meanwhile, the first contracts have been signed with the manufacturers to complete the venue, especially the climbing wall.
The IFSC World Cup series returns to Europe this weekend, for the penultimate round of the 2019 IFSC Bouldering World Cup series in Munich, Germany. The event is set to be broadcast across the globe, making certain that as large an audience as possible can tune into the action.
After two back-to-back competitions in China, the IFSC Bouldering World Cup 2019 returns to Europe for the second to last Bouldering competition 2019 held in Munich, Germany from May 18-19. Munich is a fixture in the Bouldering series, regularly hosting the final event of the season, this year it will be the penultimate Bouldering World Cup 2019. 273 athletes are registered to compete to gain ground in the Bouldering season rankings before the last stage that will takes place in Vail this year.
The 17th edition of SportAccord, World Sport & Business Summit, concluded on Friday in the Gold Coast of Queensland, Australia. From May 5-10th, the convention saw 1,700 delegates from 830 Organisations, including 109 International Federations and Associate Members of 84 different nationalities, from 176 cities and regions, travel to the Gold Coast for the annual event.
Bringing comprehensive coverage of international Sport Climbing athletes, events and latest news to its stakeholders and fans worldwide, the IFSC website is getting a makeover on the climb to the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and Paris 2024.
The 2019 Wujiang Bouldering World Cup saw strong overall performances from the Japanese team, who claimed four of the total six podium places. The women’s competition was also highly anticipated featuring the return of Miho NONAKA (JPN) to the world cup scene and the opportunity to witness yet another nearly flawless performance by Janja GARNBRET (SLO).
Despite the early conditions on the wall appearing less than ideal, this weekend’s Speed World Cup in Wujiang, China was full of personal bests and surprising results. As the 2019 speed season progresses, climbers are speeding up with average times decreasing each world cup, particularly among the non-speed specialists.
The Chinese segment of the IFSC World Cup Series continues this weekend with Bouldering and Speed events in Fenhu Wujiang, located in the Eastern province of Jiangsu, China. As with the first three events of the season the IFSC World Cup Wujiang will be broadcast internationally, thanks to a set of broadcasting deals secured by the IFSC which aim to increase the exposure of the sport in the approach to next year’s Olympic Games.