The International World Games Association (IWGA) recently published the candidates that will run for the The World Games Athlete of 2021 award, and Tokyo 2020 gold medallist Alberto Ginés López of Spain is among the 24 nominated athletes.
The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) and the Chinese Mountaineering Association (CMA) are pleased to announce the addition of a new IFSC World Cup event in 2022 that will feature the same Boulder & Lead format as that for the Olympic Games Paris 2024.
The Sport Department of the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) published the 2022 IFSC Official Sport Equipment catalogue for holds, macros, and volumes.
The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC), the Alpine Association of Slovenia, and the Chinese Mountaineering Association are pleased to announce that the cities of Koper, Slovenia, and Wujiang, China, will both welcome IFSC World Cup competitions in 2022.
The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) is thrilled with the news that the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has recommended that Sport Climbing be included on the full programme of 28 sports for the Olympic Games Los Angeles 2028.
The proposal, made yesterday with the endorsement of the LA28 organising committee, will now be subject to a vote by the full IOC Session during the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, in February.
In addition to Sport Climbing, Skateboarding and Surfing were also included among the list of 28 sports to be submitted for approval by the Session.
Sport Climbing made its successful Olympic debut at Tokyo 2020 this summer with a Combined event of Boulder, Lead, and Speed. It is also set to appear at Paris 2024, where a total of 68 athletes will compete in two events: Speed, and a new Boulder & Lead format.
The exciting news about LA28 has been greeted with great enthusiasm by the climbing community.
IFSC President Marco Scolaris:
“I am grateful to the IOC Executive Board for this recognition. I am confident the IOC Session in Beijing will accept their proposal, and that we will be given the possibility to contribute to the success of LA28.”
IFSC Athletes’ Commission President and Olympian Shauna Coxsey:
“The continued presence of Sport Climbing in the Olympic programme for Los Angeles 2028 will continue to introduce the sport I love to new audiences around the world. The Olympics was a life changing experience for me, and I am so pleased that future generations of athletes will be able to compete on the biggest stage and more people will get to share the joys our sport can bring.”
The list of sports to be included in the Initial Sports Programme for the Olympic Games Los Angeles 2028 has been discussed today by the Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), along with the process that will be adopted for the review and finalisation of the Olympic disciplines.
A number of International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) commissions and committees gathered in the Italian city of Torino this week, with proceedings culminating in a two-day Executive Board meeting at the Federation’s headquarters.
Ahead of the World Games 2022 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, a second Competition Managers Meeting was held in the host city from 29 to 30 November. A number of International Federation representatives were welcomed by the Birmingham Organising Committee (BOC) and International World Games Association (IWGA), including International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) Multi-Sport Games Officer Hazel Han.
The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) Asian Council organised its first online course for national judges, as part of the framework of the IFSC Asia development plan, that aims to assist Member Federations in the growth of officials at a national level.
Ahead of Sport Climbing’s second Olympic appearance at the Olympic Games Paris 2024, representatives of the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) met with the Paris 2024 Organising Committee in the French capital from 23 to 24 November.
Leading climbing trade fair ‘Halls & Walls’ took place in the German city of Friedrichshafen from 19 to 20 November, with IFSC Vice President Wolfgang Wabel and Alessandro Di Cato, IFSC Event Officer, in attendance to meet members of the IFSC Sport Equipment ‘holds, macros, and volumes’ programme.
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