Pole Sports

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Pole Sports, the IPSF’s flagship discipline and foundation to Pole in the Olympics

Created and evolving in strict accordance with SportAccord and the International Olympic Committee criteria, Pole Sports is now in its 6th year at the World Pole Sport Championships. With more than 3000 athletes worldwide competing in regionals, nationals and opens throughout each year and expanding exponentially in terms of competitors, countries, continents and fans, this enthralling sport culminates each year at World Championships where elite athletes from across the globe compete for the Gold Medal and the coveted title of World Pole Sports Champion in categories ranging in ages from 10 to 65, and in divisions including Men’s, Women’s and Doubles, Youth, Masters and Para Pole.

This flagship discipline includes artistic elements but is based more heavily on athleticism and technical merit, and judged by an original Code of Points in line with other Olympic standard sports such as gymnastics, diving, and ice skating.

Qualification by attending a national or open championships (all IPSF competitions host an Open).

For more information on the World Pole Sports Championships and World Pole Weekend, visit the IPSF website