Jump to content

Welcome to Totallympics, the home of Olympic Sports!

Register now to gain access to all of our features. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to other members, get your own private messenger, manage your profile and so much more. This message will be removed once you have signed in.

Login | Create an Account


Sign in to follow this  
thiago_simoes

Artistic Gymnastics 2018 Discussion Thread

Recommended Posts

 

The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) Congress has voted in favour of including parkour as an official new discipline.

It has also been officially confirmed that Congress accepted the creation of the Gymnastics Ethics Foundation, a new body charged with implementing FIG policy on the safeguarding and protecting of athletes.

The Congress also agreed to strengthen the FIG's governance in the field of gender equality and ratified a number of changes related to the statutes.

"For instance," the release continued, "Federations participating with more than one delegate in the Congress, must now include at least one representative of each gender.

https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1073020/fig-congress-votes-for-official-inclusion-of-parkour-events

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, wumo26 said:

 

The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) Congress has voted in favour of including parkour as an official new discipline.

It has also been officially confirmed that Congress accepted the creation of the Gymnastics Ethics Foundation, a new body charged with implementing FIG policy on the safeguarding and protecting of athletes.

The Congress also agreed to strengthen the FIG's governance in the field of gender equality and ratified a number of changes related to the statutes.

"For instance," the release continued, "Federations participating with more than one delegate in the Congress, must now include at least one representative of each gender.

https://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1073020/fig-congress-votes-for-official-inclusion-of-parkour-events

 

I support Parkour Earth and not the abomination the FIG wants

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Em 05/12/2018 at 20:28, wumo26 disse:

 

The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) Congress has voted in favour of including parkour as an official new discipline.


Again? Parkour was accepted as a discipline in late 2017, so they probably only ratified their their previous decision.

 

Em 05/12/2018 at 23:28, Olympian1010 disse:

I support Parkour Earth and not the abomination the FIG wants


I completely agree. Parkour is not gymnastics. I feel ashamed as a fan of gymnastics to even call parkour practitioners "gymnasts".

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, thiago_simoes said:

 

 


I completely agree. Parkour is not gymnastics. I feel ashamed as a fan of gymnastics to even call parkour practitioners "gymnasts".

In all fairness there are similarities, but anyone who knows the history of parkour knows that it do not start that way. It was intended to be a modern martial art, and improve on guerilla warfare/movement strategies. Free-running I’ll buy as being closer to gymnastics, but it still has different origins. Parkour was never even meant to be a competition, and free-running was supposed to be a fun trick filled way to practice with friends. Parkour Earth is definitely in the right here.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.
Sign in to follow this  

×