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2014 Youth World Ice Climbing Championship

The inaugural youth ice climbing championship was in 2013 in Saas Grund, Switzerland.  The 2014 youth world ice climbing championship took place in Champagny-en-Vanoise, France.  “The support of the youth is very important for the development of the sport,” said
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Sochi Olympics and Ice Climbing

The opening ceremonies are today, Feb. 7, in Sochi, Russia. Competitive ice climbers on the UIAA World Cup tour have gathered in Sochi to take part in the event. Ice climbing is being showcased at the Olympic Park. Ice climbing is not a competitive sport at the Olympics, no
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Ice Climbing World Cup in Rabenstein, Italy, Cancelled

News Release From the UIAA: Event organizers cancel UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup in Rabenstein, Italy, due to bad weather February 4, 2014, Bern, Switzerland: The fifth stage of the 2014 UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup in Rabenstein, Italy, which was to  be held this week, February
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Axe Wound Nearly Benches McArthur For Season

Gord McArthur is competing at the the UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup. Recently, he had a road-side operation at a gas station, one that might have saved his competition year. McArthur, along with Nathan Kutcher and Jen Olson, are travelling Europe and Asia competing at the ice
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Romania Ice Climbing World Cup

Canadians Gord McArthur and Nathan Kutcher made it to semi-finals, but did not make it to the final round. The UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup in Busteni, Romania took place at a ski resort about 130 kilometres north of the capital Bucharest. The finals came down to the last climber,
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Tour de Bloc, Climber’s Rock

January 11, 2014, a surprise appearance from world champion Sean McColl brought big energy to the first Tour de Bloc of 2014. Climber’s Rock, Burlington, was host to the Jan. 11th Tour de Bloc. A strong group of climbers faced off, leading the charge was Sean McColl who was
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2014 Ouray Ice Festival Results

January, 2014, 19th annual Ouray Ice Festival  Another strong showing by competitors, Canadian Jen Olson finished in second place. Top five Men:    1 Jeff Mercier 2 Mauro Dorigatti 3 Will Mayo 4 Sam Elias 5 Kyle Dempster Top five Women: 1 Stephanie Maureau 2 Jen Olson 3 Dawn
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Brothers in Top Spots at Korean UIAA Ice World Cup Semi-Finals

The UIAA Ice Climbing World Cup Finals for the first route will take place on Sunday, Jan. 11.  Canadian Gord McArthur had his strongest finish at the international level with a three-way tie for 11th in the semi-finals. He was two spots out of competing in the finals. Nathan
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Gord McArthur Moves to Semis in Korea

Canadian Gord McArthur placed seventh in group two at the UIAA Ice World Cup in Korea and will be moving onto the semi-finals. Nathan Kutcher placed 18th in group one. Follow the event at iceclimbingworldcup.org.
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Sport Climbing to be Showcased at Nanjing Summer Youth Olympics

The IOC has announced that Sport Climbing will be showcased at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, August 16-28. Sport climbing will be showcased at next year’s Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach
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