In the year preceding Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 and following Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018, Sport Climbing and the IFSC have reached another milestone on the Olympic journey.
The IFSC is pleased to welcome Hazel (Haesol) Han as Sport Assistant. Hazel will join the Sport Department’s efforts in creating an IFSC Official Sport Equipment Catalogue for Bouldering, Lead and Speed competitions, a project which aims to create a fairer playing field across all IFSC events.
2018 crowned the first Youth Olympic champions of Sport Climbing, and all eyes turn to Tokyo in 2019.
With only a year to go until the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, IFSC President Marco Maria Scolaris, Vice-President Sport/Events Kobinata Toru and Head of Olympic Coordination Jérôme Meyer travelled to Tokyo to meet the team behind Tokyo 2020 and the organisers of the first ever Olympic Sport Climbing events.
In order to maximise Sport Climbing exposure and benefit the rapid development of the sport both in Japan and worldwide, IFSC Secretary General Debra Gawrych, Marketing & Communications Director Anne Fuynel and IFSC Consultant Steven Morris (Director Europe of Broadreach Media) spent the last week in Tokyo, Japan.
International sports trade fair ISPO Munich kicks off this Sunday at the Messe München exhibition grounds, Germany. Now in its 49th year, this weekend will see ISPO Munich premiere its Indoor.Climbing.HUB, where IFSC President Marco Maria Scolaris and IFSC Consultant and former top athlete Charlotte Durif will give insight into Sport Climbing’s journey to Tokyo 2020 and beyond.
Laurent Laporte, Director of Cheeta Holds, was appointed by the IFSC to produce a never-before-seen set of holds to debut at the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018.
Along with IFSC Executive Board and staff members, IFSC President Marco Maria Scolaris discussed preparations for the coming year last Friday, 11th January, during the IFSC’s monthly Executive Board teleconference.
The IFSC is searching for a Venue Delegate to be responsible for the management of sponsors and broadcasters during the main IFSC Events, for the upgrade of sport presentation, and to ensure the delivery of high-quality events.
The IFSC is seeking an Event Sponsor and Media Officer to support the fast development and increased exposure of Sport Climbing around the world.
The IFSC Sport Department met in Torino, Italy, on 6-7th December, to discuss the evolution of Sport Climbing in the approach to the sport’s Tokyo 2020 Olympic debut.
The XXIII Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC) General Assembly took place in Tokyo, the home of the 2020 Olympic Games, on 28-29th November. Represented by IFSC President Marco Maria Scolaris and Vice-President Sport/Events Kobinata Toru, the IFSC was one of many International Federations in attendance, together with representatives of the 206 National Olympic Committees (NOCs).