FIG and Parkour will try to cooperate

The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) and the International Parkour Federation (IPF) have laid the groundwork for a promising cooperation in the best interests of Parkour to advance the sport worldwide as a recreational and competitive activity. …

The meeting was held in the presence of Morinari Watanabe, President of the FIG, Charles Perrière, one of Parkour’s founders and Vice President of the FIG Parkour Commission, and Victor Bevine, President of the International Parkour Federation (IPF). …

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FIG Parkour / Obstacle Course update

A first FIG Parkour World Cup was held over the weekend at the International Festival of Extreme Sports World Series event in Chengdu in China. …

Personally I’ve got no problem with FIG adding Parkour as a discipline. Hopeful it will help bring more boys into the other FIG disciplines.

But I wished they’d called their new discipline “Obstacle Course“, not Parkour.

The FIG is so far dealing with only 6 national bodies:

These are Australian Parkour Association, France’s Fédération de Parkour, New Zealand Parkour, the Polish Parkour And Freerunning Federation, Parkour South Africa and Parkour UK.

The body has also been challenged by the International Parkour Federation, who claim they are the only body to currently have an application with the Global Association of International Sports Federations for official recognition pending. …

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