The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) approved a new obstacle-course discipline, hoping to introduce a world cup series in 2018, a world championships in 2020 and, possibly, Olympic inclusion.
While the discipline has not been officially named, the FIG partnered with an international parkour group for its creation. The unnamed discipline’s two planned events compare favorably to parkour, while adding a competitive aspect:
FIG would not confirm or deny an earlier report that it proposed parkour for 2020 Olympic inclusion.
The gymnastics federation already holds world championships for other disciplines that are not in the Olympics, including acrobatic and aerobic gymnastics.
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