Utilizing its financial muscle and clout throughout the Olympic motion, the Federation Internationale de Gymnastique is steadily bringing â€” critics say forcing â€” parkour underneath its wing. This month, a FIG Congress formally recognized parkour as gymnastics’ newest self-discipline. FIG is now organizing introduction-to-parkour coaching applications, scheduling its first world championships for parkour in 2020 and intends to foyer the Worldwide Olympic Committee for parkour’s inclusion in the 2024 Olympic Video video games in Paris.
Inside the highly competitive sports activities setting we hear increasingly about unethical conduct. We’re in Lisses, in a small Parisian suburb, and it’s here that parkour takes its first steps. The one who is taken into account to be the founding father of the self-discipline in the present day is the French David Belle and approaches it towards the top of the eighties. Proceeding backward, nonetheless, we’re in a position to quote Georges Hébert with … Read the rest