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World Cup Briancon: finals cancelled due to weather

The IFSC Lead World Cup tour stopped in Briançon, France. Rich with history since its start as a Roman village, this small Alpine city and its famous citadel provide a picturesque background. A thunderstorm forced event organizers to cancel the final round of the Briancon World
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Bouldering World Cup: Laval and season wrap-up

The 2014 Bouldering World Cup season finished this weekend in Laval, France. Akiyo Noguchi finished the year with four straight wins. It was another amazing display of strength as the world’s top climbers struggled to climb the final problems at the Laval World Cup. In the
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McColl places second, twice, in China World Cups

The first Lead World Cup and another round of the Boulder World Cup took place in Haiyang, China. Sean McColl had a strong outing. Jakob Scubert took the victory in the first Lead WC in 2014 in spite of having an injured finger. Sean McColl took second place in both events. Adam
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Youth Olympic Games: sport climbing to be showcased

The IFSC announced that sport climbing will be present in the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China from August 17-27 as a showcased sport. From the IFSC: In December 2013, the recently elected IOC President, Thomas Bach, presented the IFSC with the opportunity to showcase our
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Vail World Cup and Another Podium for McColl

The North American back-to-back World Cups wrapped up in Vail, Co. Canadian Sean McColl won another bronze with an impressive comeback after qualifications. Sean McColl won bronze in Toronto against the world’s best, see results here, one week before the Colorado event. In
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IFSWC World Cup Bouldering Toronto: Sean McColl takes bronze

By: Andre Cheuk With a finale that went down to the wire to decide the victors, Vancouver’s Sean McColl made a dramatic flash of the fourth and last problem to clinch third place behind winner Guillaume Glairon Mondet of France, and silver medalist Jan Hojer of Germany. On the
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IFSC WC Bouldering Toronto: Semi Finals produces big Upsets

By: Andre Cheuk All Photos: Miguel Jette Team Canada ‘s Sean McColl made it safely through to the final, qualifying comfortably in second place, and looking very strong headed into the final. Speaking before the comp, McColl spoke candidly about his start to the season thus fa
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IFSC World Cup Bouldering Toronto Day 1: Women’s Qualifier

By Andre Cheuk Photos: Miguel Jette Check out Men’s Qualification report here. Women’s qualification round opened with last year’s winner Anna Stohr (AUT), Shauna Coxsey(UK), and Juliane Wurm(Ger), all winners of World Cup this season. To everyone’s surprise the overnight
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IFSC World Cup Bouldering Toronto Day 1: Men’s Qualifier

  By: Andre Cheuk, Photos: Miguel Jette Check out Women’s Qualification report here. The opening Men’s qualifying round of the second annual IFSC World Cup Bouldering Toronto, saw some of the best competition climbers in the world and across Canada do battle, with some
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Toronto World Cup: start list and link to live feed

The Toronto World Cup starts on Sat. May 31 at Gravity climbing gym in Hamilton, it’s going to be a great show! Watch the World Cup LIVE here!! Meet Celeste Wall Women’s Start List StartNr NAME Birthyear Nation 1 51 STÖHR Anna 1988 AUT 2 52 COXSEY Shauna 1993 GBR 3 53
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