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Parkour NZ – Open Letter to FIG

Dear President Watanabe,

On behalf of the New Zealand Parkour Association, we are writing to you in response to recent press releases from Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG) concerning the ‘development of a related FIG discipline’ based on parkour.

Please see the attached open letter that confirms our solidarity with the stance taken by Parkour UK and Fédération de Parkour; that FIGs actions are no less than encroachment and misappropriation of our sport. As laid out in the letter, we look forward to your expedient response to these letters and engaging in transparent and open dialogue with the wider parkour community before FIG takes further unsolicited actions.


Damien Puddle

Parkour NZ – Open Letter to FIG

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