— Published 19 September 2023

The 100 mark

A milestone. The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) has announced that it has reached a historic milestone in its development with the affiliation of its 100th national federation. The arrival of the federations of Guam and Nigeria in the climbing family brings the number of IFSC members to 100. The body, chaired by Italian Marco Scolaris, has made spectacular progress since its creation in 2007. At the time, it had just 57 founding members. Its membership has almost doubled in the sixteen years of its existence. Development is particularly strong in Africa, with ten national member federations. With the arrival of Guam, Oceania now has three member countries. Earlier in the year, the IFSC welcomed the federations of Iceland, Kosovo, Kuwait, Lebanon and Morocco.