Es war ein harter Kampf und hat viele Anstrengungen gekostet. Nun ist ein wichtiger Schritt für den Sportkletter- und Wettkampfsport gemacht worden. Am 11. Dezember wurde der IFSC (International Federation of Sport Climbing) in das IOC aufgenommen!
Sport Climbing welcomed into the Olympic Movement Submitted by Baxter, Leslie on 12.12.2007 - 12:06 On December 10, the IOC Executive Board granted provisional recognition status to the IFSC. Notably the IFSC focus on youth was cited as a factor in the EB decision. The recognition gives the IFSC an official association to the IOC, not to mention membership in the ARISF, The Association of the IOC Recognised International Sports Federations.
IFSC President Marco Scolaris commented: "We are grateful to the IOC for this reward that our athletes, our sport and our IF deserve, at the conclusion of an intense year, devoted to building up a sport focused on the youth and its needs in today's world. Being part of the Olympic Movement gives us now additional motivation to continue our work." The IFSC was created January 27th 2007, when 48 member federations voted unanimously to create the new International Federation, which was a continuation of the International Council for Competition Climbing – in existence since 1997. Exactly three months later the IFSC was granted membership of the GAISF, The General Association of International Sports Federations. The IFSC counts today 72 member federations in the five continents. IFSC is member of the International World Games Association and Sport Climbing premiered in The World Games in 2005 and will again feature in The World Games 2009.