The 2021 Sport Climbing calendar is here!
The International Federation of Sport Climbing is glad to present its highly anticipated 2021 season: 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, for the first-time-ever, Jakarta, Indonesia will close the 2021 IFSC World Cup Series.
Kicking off on April 16, the yearly Series will consist of a total of 18 events – with Boulder, Lead and Speed being contested six times each – taking place across nine different countries in Asia, Europe and North America.
|2021 IFSC WORLD CUP SERIES|
|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|
Midway through the Series, spotlights will turn to Japan, as the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 will take place from July 23 to August 8, 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.”
Feature image by Jan Virt/IFSC