IFSC FAMILY COMES TOGETHER FOR A SERIES OF MEETINGS IN TORINO, ITALY
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.
Following their formation earlier this year, the meeting was an opportunity for the IFSC Finance, Media, and TV & Marketing commissions to meet in person for the first time. Chaired by IFSC Treasurer Pierre You, the newly-created Finance Commission is developing a set of guidelines to mitigate financial risks, which shall be presented at the XVIII IFSC General Assembly in March 2022. The Media Commission is devising a strategy to increase brand awareness and promote Sport Climbing globally, as per the IFSC Strategic Plan 2020-2028, whilst the TV & Marketing Commission is working to improve TV production within the sport.
Also reformed in 2021, IFSC Sport & Technical Commissions, the Medical and Anti-Doping Commission, Paraclimbing Committee, and Sport Department Management Committee convened in Torino, in addition to the Federation’s Technical Delegates.
Members of the Executive Board met physically for the first time since Sport Climbing’s debut at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 in August this year, with those not able to be present due to COVID-19 travel restrictions joining via teleconference. The week’s meetings provided some great talking points for the Board, alongside a host of ideas that the IFSC hopes to implement in the months to come.
“It was fantastic to bring members of the IFSC family together again, to our home in Torino. Although we’re still in the midst of some dark times due to the ongoing pandemic, our hopes are high and the spirit of climbing is alive and well. Let’s continue to climb faster, higher, and stronger, together!” said IFSC President Marco Maria Scolaris.
L/R: IFSC European Council Representative Tijl Smitz, IFSC Oceanian Council Representative Naomi Cleary, IFSC Treasurer Pierre You, IFSC Secretary General Debra Gawrych, IFSC President Marco Scolaris, IFSC Vice President Wolfgang Wabel, IFSC Vice President Kobinata Toru, IFSC Athletes' Representative Sean McColl
Photo: Giorgio Perottino/IFSC.