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FIG Parkour World Cup

Post Views 592   PRESS RELEASE: Lausanne (SUI), FIG Office, March 30, 2018:  The start of the first FIG Parkour World Cup series is just a week away, with the inaugural competition scheduled to take place from 6 to 8 April in Hiroshima, Japan. Some thirty athletes representing 20 nations are expected at this first Read More

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Artificial Intelligence Set To Judge In 2020

Post Views 7,775   Back in June of 2016 we reported that the Japan Gymnastics Association and Fujitsu Ltd., a Japanese technology company, were working together on 3D lasers and data processing, artificial intelligence (AI), as a judging aid to assist with calculating scores. It is now being reported that the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) Read More

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Statement From FIG Regarding Abuse Cases In US

Post Views 1,396   The following is a statement released by the FIG from Morinari Watanabe, FIG President, regarding the sexual abuse cases that has occurred within USA Gymnastics – Firstly I would like to express my sincere appreciation to IOC President Thomas Bach for his powerful statement about the abuse scandal in US Gymnastics. This statement Read More

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Joint Meeting Between FIG and IPF

Post Views 365   PRESS RELEASE –  Lausanne (SUI)/Tampa (USA), Jan 27, 2018:  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.   A meeting of great significance Read More

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FIG Speaks Out Regarding Nassar Case

Post Views 1,206   Please find below the statement from FIG President Morinari Watanabe regarding the sexual abuse scandal in the USA:   “I was already profoundly shocked and saddened by the testimonies that many athletes have shared during the past year but the vibrant voices we heard in the courtroom these last days, telling Read More

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FIG Parkour Commission Held First Meeting

Post Views 530   PRESS RELEASE: Lausanne (SUI), FIG Office, Nov 9, 2017 The FIG Parkour Commission held its first meeting in Lausanne (SUI) Tuesday and Wednesday under the direction of Commission President David Belle, who was able to measure the communal willingness to work to develop the sport that he himself founded. Commission members gathered Read More

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Johnson-Scharpf Honors Artistry

Post Views 1,138   For competitions, most gymnasts have one routine on each event that they work endless hours on in order to perfect it before performing in front of the judges. With each of these routines, a gymnast may have a slight variation of that routine in case a mistake occurs or they are having an Read More

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Parkour Continues to Move Forward as FIG Discipline

Post Views 682   PRESS RELEASE – Lausanne (SUI), FIG Office, June 9, 2017:  The development process of Parkour as new FIG discipline successfully passed two key stages with the organization of a first FIG Obstacle Course Cup in Montpellier (FRA) and the discussions held in order to implement the roadmap unanimously approved by the Read More

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The FIG Finally Takes Control of Misconduct in Gymnastics World

Post Views 892   Press Release – Lausanne (SUI), FIG Office, June 2, 2017:  As a clear sign of its strong commitment to the protection of gymnasts, the FIG will develop a “Duty of Care Code” which sets up all the policies and procedures regarding misconduct in the Gymnastics world, ranging from prevention and education to Read More

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FIG Approves “Parkour” Type Discipline

Post Views 1,399   Press Release – Lausanne (SUI), FIG Office, May 10, 2017:  Meeting in Baku (AZE) last week, the FIG’s decision-making bodies gave their in-principle approval for the inclusion of a new FIG discipline based on obstacle course competitions. Following its February decision regarding the development of a discipline along these lines, the Read More