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International Federation of Sport Climbing

The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) is the international governing body for the sport of competitive climbing,[1] which consists of the disciplines lead climbing, speed climbing, and bouldering. It was founded in Frankfurt on 27 January 2007 by 48 member federations, and is a continuation of the International Council for Competition Climbing, which had been in existence from 1997 to 2007 and was a part of the Union Internationale des Associations d'Alpinisme (UIAA).[2]

International Federation of Sport Climbing
International Federation of Sport Climbing Logo.svg
Formation27 January 2007 (2007-01-27)
TypeSports federation
HeadquartersTurin, Italy
Membership
81 member federations
President
Marco Maria Scolaris
Websiteifsc-climbing.org
Marco Scolaris, President of the IFSC, in 2017

CompetitionsEdit

The major competitions organized by the IFSC are :

World CupEdit

The IFSC Climbing World Cup is a series of competitions held annually. The athletes compete in three disciplines: lead, bouldering and speed. The number of competitions and venues vary from year to year.[3] The first World Cup was held under the auspices of UIAA in 1989,[2] World Cups were held under the auspices of IFSC from 2007.

World ChampionshipEdit

The IFSC Climbing World Championship is a competition held biennially. This event determines the male and female world champions in the three disciplines of sport climbing lead, bouldering and speed as well as in para-climbing.[4]

World Youth ChampionshipEdit

The IFSC World Youth Championship is a competition held annually. This event determines the male and female world youth champions in three disciplines: lead, speed, and bouldering. For each discipline, the athletes are grouped in three age groups: Youth B, Youth A and Juniors.[5]

European ChampionshipEdit

The IFSC European Championship is a competition held biennially in years when World Championships are not held. This event determines the male and female European champions in the three disciplines of sport climbing lead, bouldering and speed.

European Youth CupEdit

The IFSC European Youth Cup is a series of competitions held annually. Athletes competes in three disciplines: lead, speed and bouldering and are grouped in three age groups: Youth B, Youth A and Juniors.

PresidentsEdit

MembersEdit

In the following tables are listed the national federations members:[6][7]

MembersEdit

Country Federation Acronym
  Argentina Federación Argentina de Ski y Andinismo FASA
  Australia Sport Climbing Australia SCA
  Austria Kletterverband Österreich KVÖ
  Azerbaijan Air and Extreme Sports Federation of Azerbaijan FAIREX
  Belgium Climbing and Mountaineering Belgium CMBEL
  Bosnia Mountaineering Union of Bosnia - Herzegovina PSBIH
  Brazil Confederação Brasileira de Montanhismo e Escalada CBME
  Bulgaria Bulgarian Climbing and Mountaineering Federation BCMF
  Canada Climbing Escalade Canada CEC
  Chile Federación de Andinismo de Chile FEACH
  China Chinese Mountaineering Association CMA
  Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei Alpine Association CTAA
  Croatia Hrvatski Planinarski Savez (Croatian Mountaineering Association) HPS
  Cyprus Cyprus Mountaineering and Climbing Federation CMCF
  Czech Republic Cesky horolezecky svaz (Czech mountaineering association) CHS
  Denmark Dansk Klatreforbund/Danish Climbing Federation DKF/DCF
  Ecuador Federación Ecuatoriana de Andinismo y Escalada FEDAN
  Finland Finnish Climbing association FCA
  France Fédération française de la montagne et de l'escalade FFME
  Georgia Georgian Climbing National Federation GCNF
  Germany Deutscher Alpenverein DAV
  Great Britain British Mountaineering Council BMC
  Greece Hellenic Federation of Mountaineering and Climbing HFMCU (EOOA)
  Hong Kong Hong Kong Mountaineering Union HKMU
  Hungary Hungarian Mountaineering and Sport Climbing Federation MHSSz
  India Indian Mountaineering Foundation IMF
  Indonesia Federasi Panjat Tebing Indonesia FPTI
  Iran Iran Mountaineering and Sport Climbing Federation IRI MF
  Ireland Mountaineering Ireland MI
  Israel Israel Climbers' Club ILCC
  Italy Federazione Arrampicata Sportiva Italiana FASI
  Japan Japan Mountaineering Association JMA
  Jordan Jordan Federation of Sport Climbing JFSC
  Kazakhstan Mountaineering and Climbing Federation of Republic of Kazakhstan MCFRK
  Kyrgyzstan Federation of Mountaineering Rock and Ice Climbing of Kirgiz Republic FMRICK
  Korea Korean Alpine Federation KAF
  Luxembourg Fédération Luxembourgeoise d'Escalade, de Randonnée et d'Alpinisme FLERA
  Republic of Macedonia Macedonian Sport Climbing Federation MSCF
  Malaysia Persekutuan Mendaki Malaysia (Malaysia Mountaineering Federation) PMM
  Mexico Federación Mexicana de Deportes de Montana Y Escalada FMDMYE
    Nepal Nepal Mountaineering Association NMA
  Netherlands Koninklijke Nederlandse Klim- en Bergsportvereniging NKBV
  New Zealand Climbing New Zealand CNZ
  Norway The Norwegian Climbing Federation NCF
  Pakistan Alpine Club of Pakistan ACP
  Panama Asociación Panameña de Escalada APAES
  Peru Peruvian Sport Climbing Federation FEPADI
  Poland Polski Zwiazek Alpinizmu (Polish Mountaineering Association) PZA
  Portugal Federação Portuguesa de Montanhismo e Escalada / Portuguese Mountaineering and Climbing Federation FPME
  Romania Romanian Federation of Mountaineering and Climbing FRAE
  Russia Climbing Federation of Russia CFR
  Serbia United Sport Climbing Federation of Serbia USCFS
  Singapore Singapore Mountaineering Federation SMF
  Slovakia Slovak Mountaineering Union JAMES SMU JAMES
  Slovenia Alpine Association of Slovenia PZS
  Spain Federación Española de Deportes de Montaña y Escalada FEDME
  South Africa South African National Climbing Federation SANCF
  Sweden Swedish Climbing Federation SKF
   Switzerland Swiss Alpine Club CAS
  Thailand The Sport Climbing Association of Thailand SCAT
  Turkey Turkish Mountaineering Federation TDF/TMF
  Ukraine Ukrainian Mountaineering and Climbing Federation UMF
  USA USA Climbing USAC
  Uzbekistan Federation of Mountaineering and Rock Climbing of Uzbekistan FMCU
  Venezuela Federación Venezolana de Escalada Deportiva FEVME

Associate membersEdit

Country Federation Acronym
  Andorra Federacio Andorrana de Muntanyisme FAM
  Bolivia Federación Boliviana de Ski y Andinismo FEBSA
  Cameroon Association des Sport de Montagne et d'Escalade ASME
  Colombia Federación Colombiana de Deportes de Montaña y Escalada FECDME
  Costa Rica Federación costarricense de Deportes de Montaña FECODEM
  El Salvador Federación Salvadoreña de montañismo y escalada FSME
  Guatemala Federación Nacional de Andinismo de Guatemala FNAG
  Honduras Federación Hondurena de Deportes de Montana y Escalada FEHDME
  Latvia Latvian Alpinist Association LAA
  Lithuania Lithuania Climbing Sport Association LCSA
  Mongolia Mongolia Mountaineering Federation MCMAC
  Philippines Sport Climbing Association of the Philippines SCAPI

RegionalEdit

Country Federation Acronym
  Belarus Belarus Alpine Federation BAF
  New Caledonia Comité Regional de la Montagne et de l'Escalade de la Nouvelle Calédonie

ObserversEdit

Country Federation Acronym
  Austria Austrian Alpine Club ÖAV
  Spain Basque Mountaineering Federation (Eusko Mendizale Federazioa) EMF
  Spain Federaciò d'Entitats Excursionistes de Catalunya FEEC

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "What is the IFSC?". ifsc-climbing.org. Retrieved 12 May 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Climbing Competitions' History". ifsc-climbing.org. Retrieved 12 May 2013.
  3. ^ "IFSC rules book 2013" (PDF). ifsc-climbing.org. pp. 61–66. Retrieved 20 May 2013.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "IFSC rules book 2013" (PDF). ifsc-climbing.org. pp. 67–72. Retrieved 20 May 2013.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "IFSC rules book 2013" (PDF). ifsc-climbing.org. pp. 73–77. Retrieved 20 May 2013.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ "Member Federations". ifsc-climbing.org. Retrieved 20 May 2013.
  7. ^ "Member Federations". ifsc-climbing.org. Retrieved May 26, 2019.

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