IFSC issue second apology of season to climber for objectification in broadcast

September 18, 2021

The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) says it condemns the objectification of the human body after being forced to issue a second apology of the season to Austrian climber Johanna Färber for images broadcast during the World Championships in Moscow.

Färber was competing in the women’s bouldering semi-finals at the World Championships today in the Russian capital.

Complaints regarding the footage were made to the IFSC by viewers, after the broadcasters showed a close-up of chalk handprints on Färber’s backside. Inside the Games