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WORLD POLE SUCCESS

What can we say other than THANK YOU to everyone who took part in the World Pole Championships 2017. To the athletes, judges, staff, vendors, sponsors and spectators - we thank you for your continued support!
WORLD POLE WEEKEND RESULTS
229 athletes took part in four separate World Championship competitions over three days - Sports, Artistic, Ultra and Para Pole. This ground-breaking event crowned 19 WORLD CHAMPIONS for 2017. The event had 70 more athletes than in 2016, and the youth participation was up by 750% from its introduction in 2013. CHECK OUT THE RESULTS HERE
LATEST NEWS ON POLE SPORTS RECOGNITION
We have been hard at work on recognition for our sport and its' athletes. This week, the Federation of International Gymnastics (FIG), the International Pole Sports Federation (IPSF), and GAISF (formally known as SportAccord) signed a trilateral agreement finalising the terms and conditions under which the FIG supports the principles for the admission of the IPSF into GAISF. This historical agreement was signed by the three parties on 8 August 2017.
FOR MORE ON THIS STORY CLICK HERE
No time to rest at IPSF Towers, as the launch of the updated Code of Points is upon us. The updating process begins each year in January and ends on 1 August, when the Code is sent to IPSF federations for translation into 15 languages, and then launched to the public on 1 September. We are always asked why we keep changing the Code, and the answer is that we have created a sport from scratch - this means that each element we add to the Code needs to be tested for a year and either kept, changed or tweaked to create a fair and transparent system. At the same time, our sport is still a new one, and our athletes are especially innovative in their creation of new elements and tricks! We believe that this needs to be rewarded and reflected in our Code. FIND OUR SCORING SYSTEMS HERE
NEW FEDERATIONS TO BE VOTED IN THIS MONTH
August hopes to see the return of the Swiss Federation, who left the IPSF in 2016. Also to be voted in as members of the IPSF are:
Israel - Russia - Italy - Moldova - Hong Kong - China

APPLY HERE TO JOIN THE IPSF
NEW TRAINING COURSES LAUNCH SEPTEMBER 2017
The IPSF courses have been created in line with international sporting criteria, and are the only courses endorsed by 1st4sport qualifications. Exciting news for this year is the launch of the YOUTH SYLLABUS & the PRE-CODE SYLLABUS for adults. These are both in the final stages of development, and will see more than 200 non-CoP elements and moves, spanning 10 levels.
YOUTH POLE - JUDGES - COACHES - ATHLETES - COMPETITIONS
SIGN UP TO OUR INTERNATIONAL TRAINING AND COACHING HERE
IPSF WOMENS WORLD CHAMPION - MARINA YAMAGUCHI - JAPAN
Watch her video here!
GRAVITAS 360 MAGAZINE
Now online!
Check out the yearly magazine produced by the IPSF for its athletes and the Pole Community.
READ THE MAGAZINE NOW
Work has already started on the 2018 edition of the magazine.
We are looking for an inspiring leader as well as a team of writers and designers to take this magazine to the next level. If you have what it takes to run a team of contributors, please

CONTACT US HERE
After a successful meeting with the International Olympic Committee, many exciting new changes will be implemented to facilitate the advancement of our sport and new disciplines. It is an exciting time to be part of POLE - come and join the IPSF as a federation, competition, athlete, coach, instructor or volunteer.
CURRENT POSITIONS AVAILABLE:

Marketing Chair - Head up the marketing team and help to promote Pole!
Technical Committee - Full knowledge of the code & video editing skills required
Training Committee - Course writing, instructing and organisational skills needed
FIND OUT MORE INFO HERE
HUGE THANK YOU TO SUN POLE
We would like to end our newsletter thanking our sponsors SUN POLE for their huge contribution to our sport
CHECK OUT THEIR SITE HERE
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