MOSCOW, October 6. / TASS /. The opening stage of the 2022 IFSC (International Federation of Sport Climbing) World Cup series will open in the Russian capital of Moscow, the federation’s press service said in a statement on Wednesday.
“Composed of 13 stages in total and spread over 10 countries and three continents, the 2022 IFSC World Cup series will take place between April and September,” the statement said.
The IFSC General Assembly held its 18th session on Wednesday in the US city of Salt Lake City, Utah. The international sports organization has unveiled a schedule for the 2022 World Cup tournament, which would feature 13 stages around the world and Moscow is set to host the opening stage from April 1-3 in the Boulder and Speed ââevents. of the tournament.
“The season opener of the World Cup will take place in Moscow, Russia, while Salt Lake City is also expected to host another doubles program, replicating the successful formula that debuted in May 2021,” said the IFSC press release.
“Holding the only IFSC World Cup in Boulder and Lead, Innsbruck, Austria marks the middle of the season,” the statement continued. “July will see the return of three long-standing benchmarks on the calendar, with World Cups in Villars, Switzerland, Chamonix, France, and BrianÃ§on, France.”
Commenting on the calendar of events for next year, IFSC President Marco Scolaris said that “2021 has been a non-stop challenge, for us and for the whole world”.
âHowever, we made our debut in the most unique edition of the Olympic Games and ultimately managed to host a number of major IFSC competitions,â Scolaris said in the IFSC statement. . “The calendar for the 2022 season is not just a list of dates, places and competitions.”
“It is a symbol of hope, and we are very much looking forward to bringing together the world of sport climbing again, without exception,” added the IFSC President.
This will be the 9th time that Moscow will host one of the stages of the IFSC World Cup. However, the Russian capital will organize for the first time the opening stage of this championship.
Moscow also hosted the 2021 IFSC World Climbing Championship from September 16-21, and the Russian capital hosted the 2020 IFSC European Climbing Championships (November 20-28, 2020).