Parkour UK makes representations to the IOC

As the recognised custodians of the recognised sport of Parkour/Freerunning in the UK and to protect and promote the integrity, rights, freedoms and interests of Traceurs/Freerunners (practitioners of our sport), our member organisations & the UK community – as well as by legitimate extension the international Parkour/Freerunning community – Parkour UK feel that it is both necessary, expedient and prudent to make representations to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) ahead of the scheduled meeting of the IOC Executive Board, tomorrow 9th June 2017 in Lausanne – where it is likely that IOC Executive Board are to assess additional events proposed for Tokyo 2020, possibly including a proposal(s) by Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG) relating to ‘Parkour’ – a recognised, separate and sovereign sport that is not Gymnastics.

The representations email to the IOC can be downloaded here.

Additionally, following our previous correspondence of the 30th May 2017 to FIG (which has to date, 8th June 2017 has not received a response), Parkour UK have today issued further correspondence to FIG advising that we have made representations directly to the IOC regarding the fully substantiated encroachment and misappropriation of Parkour/Freerunning by FIG and request that this is brought to the attention of the IOC Executive Committee.

A full copy of the further email correspondence to FIG from Parkour UK can be downloaded here