News from the Provinces
Save the date! On Monday 28 September, Tokyo 2020 will make a decision on the additional event(s) to be proposed to the International Olympic Committee for the 2020 Olympic Games.
For the second time, the Western Cape is host to the biggest indoor bouldering competition in South Africa: the 2015 National Boulder Series Championships.
With the incredible buy-in and support of South Africa’s largest Indoor Climbing Gym, namely CityROCK Indoor Climbing Gym in Observatory, Cape Town, the stage was set to witness 73 competitors from across the country take part in this year’s National Boulder Event.
Each province was allowed up to 5 competitors per each of the 12 categories. The format of the event included semi-final rounds on the Saturday 11th April 2015 and the final rounds on Sunday 12th April 2015.
While in isolation on the Saturday and Sunday, climbers could be found lounging around in the cool breeze coming in through into the isolation area, fondly known as Area 51 by the local CityROCK clients.
HROZA & JAUBERT CLINCH FIRST 2014 GOLD MEDALS IN ARCO
This last Saturday and Sunday, August 30 -31, Arco (ITA) hosted the last IFSC World Cup in Speed before the Lead, Speed, and Paraclimbing World Championships in Gijón (ESP) in September. The World Cup was a part of the Rock Master Festival that was also held the same weekend, making the northern Italian city the place to be this weekend for climbing fans of all stripes!
To read more please follow the link: http://www.ifsc-climbing.org/images/media-centre/press-releases/2014_Arco_Postevent.pdf
IOC President visited the Sports Lab
"On August 21, IOC President Thomas Bach came to the Sports Lab and visited the sport climbing venue, along with the other sports areas," says IFSC President Marco Scolaris. "I welcomed President Bach and the IOC delegation thanking him for the opportunity given to the IFSC athletes. After that, President Bach spent almost half an hour with our Athletes, who illustrated the sport through the 3 disciplines and took him close to the action."