The International Federation of Sport Climbing is the international governing body of Sport Climbing; it has 100 Member Federations. It was founded on 27 January 2007 as a continuation of the International Council for Competition Climbing, which was founded 10 years earlier, in 1997. As a non-profit organisation, the objectives of the IFSC are the direction, regulation, promotion and development of Sport Climbing competitions all around the world.
After a successful debut at Tokyo 2020, Sport Climbing is set to make its second consecutive Olympic appearance at Paris 2024, and has been officially included in the initial programme of LA28. In 2018, two Sport Climbing medal events were presented at the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018.
On 25 April 2021, the XVII IFSC General Assembly elected the current Executive Board: IFSC President Marco Scolaris, IFSC Vice President Kobinata Toru, IFSC Vice President Wolfgang Wabel, IFSC Secretary General Debra Gawrych, and IFSC Treasurer Pierre You; the Executive Board of the IFSC also included representatives of the five IFSC Continental Councils, and the President and Vice President of the IFSC Athletes' Commission.