Gymnastics: British Parkour body accuses FIG of encroachment

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Britain's Parkour governing body has accused gymnastics of "encroachment and misappropriation" in seeking to incorporate elements of the running, climbing and jumping sport into a new discipline.

Britain in January became the first country officially to recognize Parkour, which was founded in France in the 1980s and takes its name from the French word 'parcours' (course or route).

In an open letter to the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), Parkour UK emphasized that it was a "distinct and unique sport in its own right and not a discipline of any existing sport/activity.

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