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Parkour Earth demand meeting with FIG by September 15

Parkour Earth, the new organisation claiming to be responsible for the running of the sport, have issued a deadline of September 15 for the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) to agree to an "urgent meeting".








Nick Butler: An IOC disciple or an independent actor? Ricci Bitti reflects on key Olympic issues

The mixed zone outside the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session during August’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro was a hostile place. Journalists were barely bothering to hide their disgust at the IOC’s attempts to pin the blame for Russian drugs problems on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) during the meeting and sports officials were trying their best to evade lingering press corps as they headed towards lunch.



Parkour Indonesia back campaign against FIG's move into sport

Indonesia has urged the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) to open dialogue with the communities within parkour after they confirmed their backing for Parkour UK's stance on the alleged "encroachment and misappropriation" of the sport by the worldwide governing body.





Nick Butler: IOC deserve credit for their process to add new events at Tokyo 2020

The highlight of last week’s International Olympic Committee (IOC) Executive Board press conference in Lausanne was a complicated analogy about two big birds circling somewhere between the sky, a roof and somebody’s hand. In terms of clarity, it was about as helpful as footballer Eric Cantona’s memorable bird-related quote about seagulls, sardines and a trawler when sentenced for kung-fu kicking a spectator in 1995.