World Games 2017
The IFSC is a member of the International World Games Association and therefore takes part in the World Games scheduled every four years.
The World Games 2017 took place in Wroclaw (POL) from 20th to 30th July.
For the first time in the 2017 World Games, Sport Climbing was present with all three disciplines: 72 Athletes (24 per discipline) had the unique chance to compete in bouldering, lead and speed. Previously athletes had only competed in lead and speed.
Key Figures 2017 World Games
- 3 Disciplines and 66 of the world's best athletes represented Sport Climbing (some athletes qualified in multiple categories)
- 23 Countries were registered in Sport Climbing
- The venue in Nowy Targ attracted large crowds of spectators. Total tickets sold for the World Games reached 160,000
- The event was filmed and broadcast on the Olympic Channel and 130 Channels worldwide
NEXT WORLD GAMES: Birmingham (USA) in 2021.
Youth Olympic Games 2018
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board added Sport Climbing to the Youth Olympic Games (YOG). The YOG will take place in Buenos Aires (ARG) from 6th - 18th October 2018.
To be eligible to participate in the Youth Olympic Games, Athletes must have been born between 1 January 2000 and 31 December 2001.
See here the Qualification System for the YOG 2018.
For more information about the YOG 2018 please visit the YOG 2018 website.