The IFSC Season 2023 features 12 World Cup stages – kicking off in Hachioji, Japan, traveling across 11 countries in three continents, and concluding in Wujiang, China. The highly anticipated IFSC World Championships is scheduled to take place in Bern, Switzerland, from 1 to 12 August, followed by the yearly Youth World Championships in Seoul, South Korea.
Five continental qualification events – all part of the road to Paris 2024 – scheduled between September and December in Rome, Italy; Laval, France; Jakarta, Indonesia; Melbourne, Australia; and Pretoria, South Africa will conclude the season.
In Europe, all IFSC World Cups and Championships, along with the IFSC European Qualifier Rome 2023, are available on Discovery Plus and Eurosport, and geo blocked on YouTube. For a detailed list of countries and territories, please visit our FAQ section below. Events will also be available on-demand, on the Olympic Channel, starting from 24 hours after the end of each round, and until the end of the current year.
In Indonesia, finals of all IFSC World Cups and Championships will be broadcasted free-to-air by TVRI, and geo blocked on YouTube. Additionally, Speed qualifications, and Boulder and Lead semi-finals will be available on the IFSC YouTube channel with no restriction.
In Japan, all IFSC World Cup events will be broadcasted by J Sports, and geo blocked on YouTube.
In South America, all IFSC World Cups and Championships are available on ESPN Latina America, and geo blocked on YouTube. For a detailed list of countries and territories, please visit our FAQ section below.
On Friday, 25 March 2022, the IFSC announced a three-year partnership with Olympic broadcaster Discovery, changing the landscape of how, where, and when IFSC events can be watched.
The Mission of the IFSC as stated in the Strategic Plan 2020-2028 that was unanimously approved by the XVI IFSC General Assembly in November 2020, is “to grow the Sport Climbing community and to foster the furtherance of Sport Climbing worldwide; to effectively and efficiently govern, develop, showcase and promote Sport Climbing through sustainable events for athletes, member federations, and key stakeholders.”
The three-year partnership with Discovery, along with the broadcasting contracts already in place, aligns with the objectives listed in the document, specifically to showcase Sport Climbing through events, increase IFSC brand awareness, and promote Sport Climbing globally.
Discovery is one of the world’s leading and most influential Olympic broadcasters. The three-year partnership with Discovery allows an unprecedented number of countries in Europe to promote and broadcast all semi-finals and finals of the IFSC World Cup Series and World Championships in 2022, 2023, and 2024. As a direct consequence, our sport and a larger-than-ever group of athletes is benefitting from additional exposure to national and international sports fans.
The following European countries and territories: Albania, Andorra, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Kosovo, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Malta, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Poland, Romania, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, United Kingdom, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and Vatican State.
Discovery offers a variety of ways to enjoy its sports programming: Discovery Plus, Eurosport app, and its linear channels Eurosport 1 and 2. The partnership between the IFSC and Discovery guarantees that all semi-finals and finals of IFSC World Cups and Championships is streamed live on Discovery Plus and Eurosport app; additionally, a selection final rounds is also be shown on Eurosport 1 or 2.
Yes, all semi-finals and finals of IFSC World Cups and Championships events are available on the Olympic Channel, 24 hours after they are broadcasted live on Discovery and Eurosport. To register on the Olympic Channel please click here.
All programmes of IFSC World Cups and Championships that are broadcasted on the Olympic Channel will remain available on the platform until the end of the current year.
Yes, the IFSC YouTube channel will continue live streaming in all the countries and territories that are not covered by an existing broadcast partnership. For more deatils please check the table above.
The following countries in Central and South America are geo-blocked: Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, Venezuela.
Additionaly, selected rounds are geo blocked in Indonesia and Japan. For more details please check the table above.
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