IPF Announces New Partnership for its “Peace Through Parkour” Initiative With “Yoga For Refugees” in Athens, Greece

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IPF is pleased to announce a new partnership as its IPF “Peace Through Parkour” initiative (Athens, Greece division) will also begin a new cooperation with the non-profit “Yoga and Sport for Refugees” as they will add Parkour to their roster. David Thompson, IPF Secretary General and Founder/Director of the #PeaceThroughParkour initiative in 2009, said this week, “We are thrilled to … Read More

International Parkour Federation announces the IPF Asia Parkour Cup 2020

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International Parkour Federation (IPF), the world governing body for the sport of Parkour is proud to announce its first-ever IPF ASIA PARKOUR CUP.  In keeping with Covid safety guidelines, the event is being held virtually. Thirty-five top male and female athletes from thirteen IPF member countries representing East, South and West Asia will compete online in an instagram-friendly freestyle elimination … Read More

IPF- Global Parkour Congress, Details and News July 7, 2020

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IPF, the international governing body and sole competent authority for Parkour and Freerunning worldwide held its 2020 Global Congress via Zoom on Saturday June 6.  Representatives from more than 50 countries and five continents were in attendance. Since 2014, IPF has supported the growth of independent National Parkour Federations, as well as educational, peace and gender equity initiatives around the … Read More

IPF- (International Parkour Federation) Global Congress to be held May 30, 2020

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The IPF- International Parkour Federation Global Congress will be held May 30, 2020. Invitations have been sent out to all IPF member countries, observers, and guest speakers and attendees. Attendees from six continents and forty plus countries will be in attendance at this virtual meeting. Please check back for further updates and follow-up.

MEHDI (Arash) SALMAN POUR appointed as Deputy Secretary General of IPF- International Parkour Federation

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Mr. Mehdi Salman Pour, known as “Arash” Salmanpour, President of Asia Freerunning Parkour Union (AFPU), has recently been named the Deputy Secretary General of IPF- Internaional Parkour Federation. He will be working very closely with IPF Secretary General, David Thompson as well as with IPF President, Victor Bevine. Mr Salmanpour’s wealth of years of international experience, both as a professional … Read More

IPF Co-Founder David Thompson & ICTSG’s Shammi Rana – UNESCO, Rapporteur of Adhoc Advisory Committee of Traditional Sports & Games, Meet to Discuss Initiatives & Cooperation

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IPF Co-Founder/Secretary General David Thompson and ICTSG (International Council of Traditional Sports and Games) representative Shammi Rana ( Secretary General of International Council of Traditional Sports and Games -ICTSG- and Rapporteur of Adhoc Advisory Committee of Traditional Sports and Games, UNESCO ) met to discuss future initiatives and partnerships between the two organizations, including co-hosting ICTSG’s upcoming meeting in June … Read More

Libyan Parkour Players Union- LPPU- Board Members, and a Short History

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The Libyan Parkour Players Union (LPPU) was formed in June 2016 as an organization whose aim was to be concerned with the needs and the futures of all Parkour players in Libya. Due to the state of affairs, LPPU wanted to create an umbrella for Parkour athletes in both sport as well as other matters in life. According to LPPU, … Read More

Zahid Shah, Kashmir (India), newest IPF- International Parkour Federation Board Member & IPF “Peace Through Parkour” Ambassador

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Zahid Yaqoob Shah-  Founder/President of Kashmir Parkour-  from Kashmir, INDIA Zahid Yaqoob Shah from Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir, India, Parkour athlete, founder and president of Kashmir Parkour, is the newest IPF board member and has been named an IPF “Peace Through Parkour Ambassador.” Mr. Shah will work in new national governing body development as well as with initiatives to promote … Read More

IPF Meets with GAISF/Sport-Accord and IOC-International Olympic Committee Representatives

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IPF (International Parkour Federation) representatives Victor Bevine, David Thompson and WFPF Founding Athlete Ryan Doyle were honored to attend the GAISF Information Day conference and meet with GAISF/Sport-Accord and IOC (International Olympic Committee) representatives in Lausanne, Switzerland on June 15-16, 2017.    IPF was one of forty-eight international sports federations from new or lesser-known sports, who were invited to Lausanne … Read More