As detailed throughout all our correspondence, the primary purpose of the meeting was to formalise the clarification, understanding and recognition of the sovereignty of Parkour/Freerunning/Art Du Déplacement. Also to demonstrate our goodwill and intention to bring the prevailing uncertainty of the FIG’s proposals and intention, to an amicable and swift resolution.
Parkour Earth would to express our thanks and gratitude to President Morinari Watanabe for welcoming us to the FIG headquarters in Lausanne and affording us the opportunity to discuss our legitimate, fundamental and substantiated concerns and to articulate the concerns of the international Parkour/Freerunning/Art Du Déplacement community.
Following our meeting at the FIG Tuesday 7 November 2017 10:00 in Lausanne, Parkour Earth has issued an open letter (and appendices) of response following the meeting;
- Open Letter – PKE Response to FIG Meeting
- [Appendix – A] Re. Meeting 7th November 2017 in Lausanne (emails arranging the meeting)
- [Appendix – B] PKE proposed wording for joint statement
- [Appendix – C] FIG revised proposed wording for joint statement
- [Appendix – D] FIG minutes of the meeting 7 November 2017
- [Appendix – E] PKE meeting notes 7 November 2017
This follows receipt of the an email from the FIG on the 24th November;
- Email from FIG – Re. Minutes Meeting 7th December(sic) [November] 2017
- Attachment 1 – FIG vision and roadmap for PK
- Attachment 2 – FIG Common Statement Proposal
- Attachment 3 – FIG minutes of the meeting 7 November 2017 (as per Appendix D of the open letter)
Unfortunately, as detailed in our open letter and as demonstrated in the minutes of the meeting/meeting notes, as well as previous correspondence the recent meeting with the FIG has not changed our position in relation to the fundamental, legitimate and substantiated concerns.
Therefore, we now feel that the most prudent course of action is for Parkour Earth & the FIG to enter into an agreed and binding mediation and/or arbitration agreement referring the dispute to the jurisdiction of the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in Lausanne, Switzerland in order for the dispute relating to the fundamental, legitimate and substantiated concerns to be resolved definitively in accordance with the code of sports-related arbitration.
Parkour Earth continue to welcome dialogue with the FIG and continue to demonstrate our goodwill and intention to bring this matter to an amicable and swift resolution, but must record our continued objection to the unauthorised approach to misappropriate and encroach upon the sovereignty of the sport that Parkour Earth represents.