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Pole Sports World Champs are coming

Are pole sports about to feature in the Olympics? They certainly will do if the International Pole Sports Federation (IPSF) has its way. But first things first, it’s time for the Annual World Pole Sports Championships.

If it’s somehow escaped your notice, pole sports are now a big deal. And if you want to see what all the fuss is about, the fifth annual World Pole Sports Championships will take place at London’s Crystal Palace National Sports Centre from July 23-24th.

It’s not a small affair either. The competition features more than 150 participants from more than 30 countries competing for world titles across a variety of disciplines.

Pole Sport World Championships


The showcase event takes place just before the Rio Olympics and the sport’s governing body, the International Pole Sports Federation (IPSF), is currently in talks with the IOC in an effort to have Pole Sports recognised as an Olympic discipline.

Katie Coates, IPSF President and Pole Sports pioneer, says: “The rise of Pole Sports has been incredible over the last five years and how far it has come will be evident at what should be an electrifying World Championships in London in July.

“This is only a staging post on a longer journey, however, as we continue to build our prominence, popularity and credibility and march towards our mission of achieving SportAccord recognition and International Olympic Committee recognition, which would result in representation at the World Games and Olympic Games respectively.”

Pole Sport World Championships


Want to see what all the fuss is about? Why not pop down to the World Pole Sports Championships to see the best of the best battle it out for the ultimate prize, as the greatest male, female, doubles, junior and senior athletes compete for global titles. There will also be a performance from the Para-Pole sensation Deb Roach ahead of the full integration of the Para-Pole category in the 2017 Championships.

Other highlights of the 2016 World Pole Sports Championships include:

  • A Swing Pole/Pendulum Pole performance by the Czech Republic’s Veronika Reherova who is one half of the 2015 Doubles World Champion Team
  • The debut of Ultra Pole, a new intense, high-octane discipline which will see Pole enter the extreme sports arena
  • The fast-growing Children in Pole Sports category, featuring kids aged between 10 and 14 – the Pole Sports champions of the future

For tickets to the Annual World Pole Sports Championships, head to http://www.polesports.org/competitions/tickets


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