International Federation of Sport Climbing

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International Federation of Sport Climbing
Formation27 January 2007 (2007-01-27)
Type Sports federation
Headquarters Turin, Italy
Membership
81 member federations
President
Marco Maria Scolaris
Website IFSC-Climbing.org
Marco Scolaris, President of the IFSC, in 2017 Marco Scolaris IFSC 2017-08-19 2340.jpg
Marco Scolaris, President of the IFSC, in 2017

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]

Contents

Due to the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, the IFSC suspended the Russian and Belarusian federations, and cancelled all events in Russia in 2022. [3]

Competitions

The major competitions organized by the IFSC are:

World Cup

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. [4] 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 Championship

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. [5]

World Youth Championship

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. [6]

European Championship

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 Cup

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.

Presidents

Members

In the following tables are listed the national federations members: [7] [8]

Full members

CountryFederationAcronym
Flag of Argentina.svg  Argentina Federación Argentina de Ski y AndinismoFASA
Flag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Sport Climbing Australia SCA
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Kletterverband Österreich KVÖ
Flag of Azerbaijan.svg  Azerbaijan Air and Extreme Sports Federation of AzerbaijanFAIREX
Flag of Belgium (civil).svg  Belgium Climbing and Mountaineering BelgiumCMBEL
Bandera de Bolivia (Estado).svg  Bolivia Federación Boliviana de Ski y AndinismoFEBSA
Flag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Associação Brasileira de Escalada EsportivaABEE
Flag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria Bulgarian Climbing and Mountaineering FederationBCMF
Flag of Cameroon.svg  Cameroon Association des Sport de Montagne et d'EscaladeASME
Flag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Climbing Escalade CanadaCEC
Flag of Chile.svg  Chile Federación de Andinismo de Chile FEACH
Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg  China Chinese Mountaineering AssociationCMA
Flag of Chinese Taipei for Olympic games.svg  Chinese Taipei Chinese Taipei Alpine AssociationCTAA
Flag of Colombia.svg  Colombia Federación Colombiana de Escalada DeportivaFCED
Flag of Costa Rica.svg  Costa Rica Federación costarricense de Deportes de MontañaFECODEM
Flag of Croatia.svg  Croatia Hrvatski Planinarski Savez (Croatian Mountaineering Association)HPS
Flag of Cyprus.svg  Cyprus Cyprus Mountaineering and Climbing FederationCMCF
Flag of the Czech Republic.svg  Czech Republic Cesky horolezecky svaz (Czech mountaineering association) CHS
Flag of Denmark.svg  Denmark Dansk Klatreforbund/Danish Climbing FederationDKF/DCF
Flag of Ecuador.svg  Ecuador Federación Ecuatoriana de Andinismo y EscaladaFEDAN
Flag of El Salvador.svg  El Salvador Federación Salvadoreña de montañismo y escaladaFSME
Flag of Finland.svg  Finland Finnish Climbing associationFCA
Flag of France.svg  France Fédération française de la montagne et de l'escalade FFME
Flag of Georgia.svg  Georgia Georgian Climbing National FederationGCNF
Flag of Germany.svg  Germany Deutscher Alpenverein DAV
Flag of the United Kingdom.svg  Great Britain British Mountaineering Council BMC
Flag of Greece.svg  Greece Hellenic Federation of Mountaineering and ClimbingHFMCU (EOOA)
Flag of Guatemala.svg  Guatemala Federación Nacional de Andinismo de GuatemalaFNAG
Flag of Honduras.svg  Honduras Federación Hondurena de Deportes de Montana y EscaladaFEHDME
Flag of Hong Kong.svg  Hong Kong Hong Kong Mountaineering UnionHKMU
Flag of Hungary.svg  Hungary Hungarian Mountaineering and Sport Climbing FederationMHSSz
Flag of India.svg  India Indian Mountaineering Foundation IMF
Flag of Indonesia.svg  Indonesia Federasi Panjat Tebing Indonesia FPTI
Flag of Iran.svg  Iran Iran Mountaineering and Sport Climbing FederationIRI MF
Flag of Ireland.svg  Ireland Mountaineering IrelandMI
Flag of Israel.svg  Israel Israel Climbers' ClubILCC
Flag of Italy.svg  Italy Federazione Arrampicata Sportiva ItalianaFASI
Flag of Japan.svg  Japan Japan Mountaineering and Sport Climbing AssociationJMSCA
Flag of Kazakhstan.svg  Kazakhstan Mountaineering and Climbing Federation of Republic of Kazakhstan MCFRK
Flag of Latvia.svg  Latvia Latvian Alpinist AssociationLAA
Flag of Lithuania.svg  Lithuania Lithuania Federation of Sport ClimbingLFSC
Flag of Luxembourg.svg  Luxembourg Fédération Luxembourgeoise d'Escalade, de Randonnée et d'Alpinisme FLERA
Flag of Malaysia.svg  Malaysia Persekutuan Mendaki Malaysia (Malaysia Mountaineering Federation)PMM
Flag of Malta.svg  Malta Malta Sport for AllMSFA
Flag of Mauritius.svg  Mauritius Mauritius Sport Climbing FederationMSCF
Flag of Mexico.svg  Mexico Federación Mexicana de Deportes de Montana Y EscaladaFMDMYE
Flag of Mongolia.svg  Mongolia Mongolian National Climbing FederationMNCF
Flag of Nepal.svg    Nepal Nepal Mountaineering Association NMA
Flag of the Netherlands.svg  Netherlands Koninklijke Nederlandse Klim- en BergsportverenigingNKBV
Flag of New Zealand.svg  New Zealand Climbing New Zealand CNZ
Flag of North Macedonia.svg  North Macedonia Macedonian Sport Climbing FederationMSCF
Flag of Norway.svg  Norway The Norwegian Climbing FederationNCF
Flag of Pakistan.svg  Pakistan Alpine Club of Pakistan ACP
Flag of Panama.svg  Panama Asociación Panameña de EscaladaAPAES
Flag of Peru.svg  Peru Federación Deportiva Peruana de EscaladaFEDPE
Flag of Poland.svg  Poland Polski Zwiazek Alpinizmu (Polish Mountaineering Association)PZA
Flag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Federação Portuguesa de Montanhismo e Escalada / Portuguese Mountaineering and Climbing FederationFPME
Flag of Romania.svg  Romania Federația Română de Alpinism și Escaladă FRAE
Flag of Russia.svg  Russia Climbing Federation of Russia (suspended) [3] CFR
Flag of Saudi Arabia.svg  Saudi Arabia The Saudi Climbing and Hiking Federation SCHF
Flag of Serbia.svg  Serbia United Sport Climbing Federation of SerbiaUSCFS
Flag of Singapore.svg  Singapore Singapore Mountaineering FederationSMF
Flag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia Slovak Mountaineering Union JAMESSMU JAMES
Flag of Slovenia.svg  Slovenia Alpine Association of SloveniaPZS
Flag of South Korea.svg  South Korea Korean Alpine FederationKAF
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Federación Española de Deportes de Montaña y EscaladaFEDME
Flag of South Africa.svg  South Africa South African National Climbing Federation SANCF
Flag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Swedish Climbing FederationSKF
Flag of Switzerland (Pantone).svg  Switzerland Swiss Alpine Club CAS
Flag of Thailand.svg  Thailand The Sport Climbing Association of ThailandSCAT
Flag of Turkey.svg  Turkey Turkish Mountaineering FederationTDF/TMF
Flag of Ukraine.svg  Ukraine Ukrainian Mountaineering and Climbing FederationUMF
Flag of the United States.svg  USA USA Climbing USAC
Flag of Venezuela.svg  Venezuela Federación Venezolana de Escalada DeportivaFEVME

Continental members

CountryFederationAcronym
Flag of Algeria.svg  Algeria Fédération Algérienne de Ski et sports de MontagneFASSM
Flag of Andorra.svg  Andorra Federacio Andorrana de MuntanyismeFAM
Flag of Armenia.svg  Armenia Armenia Alpine ClubAAC
Flag of Belarus.svg  Belarus Belarus Alpine Federation (suspended) [3] BAF
Flag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina Mountaineering Union of Bosnia - HerzegovinaPSBIH
Flag of Cambodia.svg  Cambodia Cambodia Climbing FederationCCD
Flag of Estonia.svg  Estonia Estonian Climbing AssociationECA
Flag of Fiji.svg  Fiji Sport Climbing FijiSCF
Flag of Jordan.svg  Jordan Jordan Federation of Sport ClimbingJFSC
Flag of Kyrgyzstan.svg  Kyrgyzstan Federation of Mountaineering Rock and Ice Climbing of Kirgiz RepublicFMRICK
Flag of Macau.svg  Macau Mountaineering Federation Macau ChinaMFMC
Flag of the Philippines.svg  Philippines Sport Climbing Association of the PhilippinesSCAPI
Flag of Rwanda.svg  Rwanda Rwanda Sports Climbing FederationRSCF
Flag of Sri Lanka.svg  Sri Lanka National Association for Climbing and Mountaineering in Sri LankaNACMSL
Flag of Uganda.svg  Uganda Uganda Sport Climbing FederationUSCF
Flag of Uzbekistan.svg  Uzbekistan Federation of Mountaineering and Rock Climbing of UzbekistanFMCU

Regional

CountryFederationAcronym
Flags of New Caledonia.svg  New Caledonia Comité Régional de la Montagne et de l'Escalade de la Nouvelle Calédonie

Observers

CountryFederationAcronym
Flag of Austria.svg  Austria Austrian Alpine Club ÖAV
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Basque Mountaineering Federation (Eusko Mendizale Federazioa)EMF
Flag of Spain.svg  Spain Federaciò d'Entitats Excursionistes de CatalunyaFEEC

See also

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