“WE FEEL THE MANDATE TO PROTECT OUR ATHLETES,” SAID IFSC PRESIDENT FOLLOWING EXECUTIVE BOARD MEETING
The Executive Board of the International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) decided to evaluate and adopt future new measures to protect the health and safety of the athletes participating in IFSC events, and to further promote fair competition.
These measures will be implemented in 2024, in addition to what has already been in place in 2021 and 2022, and, just like the current measures, they may result in the suspension of an athlete’s license.
The possible set of new age limits, to be discussed at the upcoming XIX IFSC General Assembly in Singapore, will also be part of this process of prevention and protection.
Additionally, a series of educational activities will be set up for National Federations, team officials, and athletes, providing indications, methods, and the list of medical exams that the IFSC Medical & Anti-Doping Commission will adopt to confirm the license.
“We, as the world governing body of Sport Climbing, feel the essential mandate to always put our athletes first, and protect them,” said IFSC President Marco Scolaris.
The IFSC will now take the proper time to put together all the necessary information and know-how, following a number of consultations with several bodies – including the Medical Commission, Athletes’ Commission, legal experts, and the International Olympic Committee. Further updates will be communicated in due time.