IFSC Presents Its 2021 Competitions Calendar

The 2021 Sport Climbing calendar is here: the International Federation of Sport Climbing is glad to present its highly anticipated 2021 season, where Sport Climbing will finally make its debut on the Olympic stage, Russia will host both the IFSC Climbing World Championships and the IFSC Youth World Championships, and where a first-time-ever – Jakarta, Indonesia – will close the 2021 IFSC World Cup Series.

Kicking off on April 16, 2021 the yearly deries will comprehend a total of 18 events – with Boulder, Lead and Speed being contested six times each – travelling across nine different countries in Asia, Europe and North America.

2021 IFSC WORLD CUP SERIES
 Location  Discipline  Date
 Meiringen (SUI)  Boulder  April 16 to 17
 Wujiang (CHN)  Boulder, Speed  April 30 to May 2
 Seoul (KOR)  Boulder, Speed  May 7 to 9
 Munich (GER)  Boulder  May 22 to 23
 Salt Lake City (USA)  Boulder, Speed  June 11 to 13
 Innsbruck (AUT)  Boulder, Lead  June 24 to 27
 Villars (SUI)  Lead, Speed  July 1 to 3
 Chamonix (FRA)  Lead  July 12 to 13
 Briançon (FRA)  Lead  July 17 to 18
 Ljubljana (SLO)  Lead  September 4 to 5
 Xiamen (CHN)  Lead, Speed  October 15 to 17
 Jakarta (INA)  Speed  October 23 to 24
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Midway through the Series, spotlights will turn to Japan, as the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will take place from July 23 to August 8, 2021, with Sport Climbing events scheduled from Tuesday, August 3 to Friday, August 6.

Finally, within the first six weeks after the Olympics, two Russian cities will welcome the best sport climbers in the world, hosting the two of the most anticipated events of the IFSC season: first, the IFSC Youth World Championships will land in Voronezh from August 21 to 31; while the 18th edition of the IFSC Climbing World Championships is going to take place in Moscow from September 15 to 22.

IFSC President Marco Scolaris said: “This calendar inspires us, despite of uncomfortable and unusual conditions that we meet every day: there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, and we must focus on it. Uncertainty still reigns in our world, but we are already looking forward to next season, and so are our event organizers. There are eight months still to go and we all have to do our part to overcome the pandemic. Stay safe and protect others.”