IFSC awards Bern hosting rights to sport climbing Worlds; revises strategic plan

Petra Klinger of Switzerland at 2016 World Championship Final in Paris (Photo by Anthony Dibon/Icon Sport via Getty Images)

The Swiss city of Bern has been assigned the hosting rights to the 2023 IFSC Climbing and Paraclimbing World Championships, defeating rival bids from Seoul in Korea and Chongqing in China