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FIG vice-president says gymnastics should not lose identity by pursuing parkour

  • Gymnastics

should not lose its identity as the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) continues its promotion of parkour

The FIG voted to officially include parkour as a new gymnastics discipline at its Congress in December

2018.The FIG has been repeatedly accused of usurping the governance of the sport by rival organisaton Parkour

Earth.Kim, an FIG vice-president, has questioned the governing body’s pursuit of parkour."

The FIG has proposed parkour for potential inclusion at the Paris 2024 Olympic Games ©Getty ImagesAn

Cup series, but the event was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.The FIG has proposed parkour


Parkour and breaking among six new disciplines added to 2022 World Games

  • Birmingham 2021

Parkour and breaking are among six new disciplines to have been added to the programme for the 2022 World

sports, 54 disciplines and 207 medal events.Drone racing, canoe marathon, breaking, women’s fistball, parkour

innovative formats such as six-a-side lacrosse, drone racing, mixed-gender tug of war, breaking and parkour


Michael Pavitt: Squeezing more out of less - IFs eyeing new Paris 2024 events

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When the International Olympic Committee (IOC) revealed that 20 of the 27 Olympic International Federations (IFs) had requested changes to the Paris 2024 event programme, the task was a simple one. Try to determine who has asked for what.

such as which side of the course they should take.Having been unsuccessful in its attempts to have parkour

Federation has confirmed it will try again for Paris 2024.Despite the ongoing dispute over the ownership of parkour

, the FIG may have a stronger case this time around having had a Parkour World Cup series as part of

emerge.Would the FIG, for example, reduce the number of athletes in its other disciplines to enable parkour


FIG and FISE announce plans for digital parkour event

  • Gymnastics

Festival of Extreme Sports (FISE) have announced plans for a digital event to replace the Montpellier Parkour

event due to travel and competition being halted for the season due to the coronavirus pandemic.The parkour

fan-voting on the E-FISE website.The remainder of the score will be decided by a panel of four FIG parkour

judges.More than CHF30,000 (£25,000/$31,500/€28,000) is on offer in the virtual event, the FIG said.FIG Parkour

is a great opportunity for FIG athletes," said Micaela Buono Pugh, the athlete representative on the Parkour


FISE World Series in Montpellier to be organised digitally

  • Non-Olympic Sports

The International Festival of Extreme Sports (FISE) has announced it will hold its World Series event, scheduled for Montpellier in France, completely online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

scheduled for May 19 to 23 next year.The FISE World Series includes sports such as BMX, skateboarding, parkour


FIG Executive Committee to determine hosts of five upcoming events

  • Gymnastics

International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) Executive Committee will determine the hosts of a series of future competitions, after being given permission by the governing body’s Council.

five upcoming events.This will include the 2024 Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships, as well as the Parkour


FIG confirm "no plans" to move 2021 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships

  • Gymnastics

The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) has confirmed there are "no plans" to move next year's Artistic Gymnastics World Championships from its planned October slot.

World Championships in Geneva, the Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships in Baku and the first FIG Parkour


First FIG Parkour World Championships postponed after FISE World Series rescheduled

  • News

The International Gymnastics Federation's (FIG) first Parkour World Championships in Hiroshima has been

the sport, which it is set to propose for inclusion at Paris 2024.The FIG voted to officially include parkour

gymnastics discipline at its Congress in December 2018, a decision described by rival organisation Parkour


Gymnastics Ethics Foundation director reports 28 cases in first year of operation

  • Gymnastics

The Gymnastics Ethics Foundation (GEF) has so far undertaken 28 cases - 12 of which are closed - in its first year of operation, director Alexander McLin has reported.

Russia's capital Moscow on January 25 and 26, 2020.The Executive Committee has also approved the 2020 FIG Parkour

World Cup Series rules, the necessary changes to the technical regulations relating to the parkour series

, the 2020 parkour code of points and the specific judges' rules.

of adopting the changes to the technical regulations.Among the notable changes is a new name for the parkour

speed-run, which will now be called parkour speed.Furthermore, the Executive Committee approved the


Nancy Gillen: Are free tickets at sporting events worth it?

  • Inside the Blogs

Last weekend, the Hungarian capital of Budapest hosted the inaugural World Urban Games, an event put together rather speedily and with little fanfare.

seemed that attendance at the Games was high, with crowds jostling to get a glimpse of sports such as parkour


BMX and basketball titles earned as World Urban Games end

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a one-two in the men's event ©ITGRussia's Evguenii Aroian celebrated victory in the men's freestyle parkour

competition ©WUG BudapestSpain's Stefanny Navarro won the women’s speed parkour final ©WUG BudapestFrance



GAISF President warns against "unnecessary" World Urban Games expansion as he praises first edition in Budapest

  • Multi-Sport Games

Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) President Raffaele Chiulli said he is "very happy" with the inaugural World Urban Games here – but warned against "unnecessary" future expansion.

and may hold the Games again in 2021 ©GAISFChiulli also said GAISF had delivered a “good service” to parkour

governance of the sport.The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) voted to officially include parkour

new gymnastics discipline at its Congress last December, a decision described by rival organisation Parkour

Our institutions involved in parkour not only did not have any problem with it being included, but encouraged

If you go into the Big Market, you will see 100 people trying parkour – so if you ask, have we delivered


Michael Pavitt: Festival format works as World Urban Games enjoys successful bow

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"You're joking. Not another one."

caught up in a crowd of people who were marching from the roller freestyle finals over to the start of parkour

minute away where another activity is taking place.When there were breaks in events like the breaking or parkour

people attempting to skateboard or duck to avoid frisbees, while watching others attempt small scale parkour

You can watch a couple of breaking battles, then have a wander over to the parkour, then take in some

ImagesYou can also see why the International Gymnastics Federation have been so keen to secure/annex parkour