About the POSA Worlds

These Worlds are Worlds for top athletes, but for amateurs too from countries and cultures all over the world. Not only is the organization of competitions in the foreground, but also organizing a huge festival with the spirit of the beautiful region Emilia-Romagna at the famous Adriatic Sea coast. The objectives are the gathering of sports friends, as a worldwide family to advance making friends as well as the exchange of information, expertise and experiences within the multi-sport community of POSA and its partners.

Officials and Organizing Commitee

Pole Sports & Arts World Federation (POSA)

POSA Official Committee (OC)

  • President Davide LACAGNINA
  • Vice-President Tamas KATUS
  • Vice-President Mariana BAUM
  • General Secretary Eleonora SOLDANO
  • General Secretary Elisa Gozzi
  • General Secretary Yofre BLANCO
  • Head of Events Sara CAVARA
  • Head of Ethic Cesare BIANCHI
  • Treasurer Franco TINELLI
  • Head of Antidoping Jyrki RANTANEN
  • Head of Pole Art Elena GIBSON

POSA Technical Commitee (TC)

  • President Alessandra MARCHETTI
  • Vice-President Natalia GUSEVA
  • Member Vanessa COSTA
  • Member Yana ROMANOVA
  • Member Sara HENRIQUES
  • Member Raquel NARCISO
  • Member-Supervisor Tamàs KATUS

Official POSA Contact Address

Via Pietro Bernasconi 3,
CH- 6883 Novazzano, Switzerland


Host Federation / Organization 2021 W.C. Local Organizing Committee

SSD Pole Sport and Gymnastics Academy srl
Via Berna 24 – 41049 Sassuolo (MO)


Direzione Nazionale AICS
Via Barberini 68 – 00187 Roma

2022 W.C. Local Training Centre Contact Address

For all athletes participating in both competitions who wish to train between the two competitions, they can train at this facility with 4 meters poles:

SSD Pole Sport and Gymnastics Academy srl
Via Berna 24 – 41049 Sassuolo (MO)

Room reservation by writing to polesportandgymnasticsacademy@gmail.com

Rehersals stage Pole Sport

The stage rehersals will be without music, each athlete will have 1.30 minutes to rehearse the stage, each delegation will be sent the rehersals programme divided by each national delegation.

POSA Pole Sport World Championship

Updated competitions schedule

Competition format

1st day, Saturday 10th December

Qualifications all categories Amateurs & Competitive
The top ten in all categories may participate in the finals.

2nd day, Sunday 11th December

World Championships all categories Amateurs, Competitive & Parapole World Championships


The starting order of the competition (qualifications) will be made between the 16th and 20th of November 2022 by the official representatives of POSA after the deadline for athlete applications (15th of November) has closed.

If a National Federation reduces the number of participating athletes after the definitive inscriptions, POSA/TC has the right to adjust the starting order to ensure the best possible running of the competition.

Qualifications for the CSIT World Sports Games 2023, European Pole Sport Championship 2023 & Panamerican Pole Sport Championship 2023

CSIT WSG 2023: World Sports Games 2023

The top 8 athletes (in each category) in the ranking have the right to participate in the CSIT World Sports Games 2023. In these top 8 athletes, only two athletes per country will be qualified and chosen for the CSIT WSG 2023.

EPSC 2023: European Pole Sport Championship 2023

The top 3 athletes (in each category) in the ranking from European Countries, have the right to participate in the European Pole Sport Championship 2023.

PPSC 2023: Panamerican Pole Sport Championship 2023

The top 3 athletes (in each category) in the ranking from American Countries, have the right
to participate in the Pan- American Pole Sport Championship 2023.

POSA World Championships Finals & ”Passport Rules”

  • The top ten in each category will qualify for the finals.
  • No more than two (2) athletes per country (same nationality) are admitted to the final. This means that only the first two athletes from the same country will be admitted to the final. In case of more than two athletes from the same nation in the top ten semifinals, the next athletes of different nationalities in the ranking will then be admitted to the final until a total of 10 athletes are reached.
  • In case of a tie at any position at the end of the qualifications see POSA Code of Points.

The list of the finalists, including two reserves, will be handed over to the head of the delegation after each qualification. Starting order of the final, is made according to the draw of lots carried out in Tirrenia (Italy), on the 15th of July 2022, by the official representatives of the POSA.

Access to the competition area

  • The competition area is accessible to the members of the various juries, competing athletes and their accredited coaches, to local group leaders, to the auxiliary personnel of the Jury, to the President of the POSA Medical Commission, the official doctor, the team doctors, medical staff and to persons concerned with the apparatus. A team medical person is permitted to accompany the athletes and coaches during all Competitions.
  • Interpreters may not enter the competition area without the permission of the President of POSA/TC.
  • The competition area is strictly forbidden to all other persons.
  • The use of any kind of electronic devices (video, mobile phones, etc.) is strictly forbidden in the competition area. Please note that, according to the decision of the Executive Committee of POSA, if a mobile phone or any other electronic communication device is used in the competition area during the entire competition, the person concerned (athlete and/or coach) will be immediately expelled. The athlete will not be ranked and will not be authorized to participate in the remaining competitions. If this rule is violated by a coach, all his/her athletes will also be expelled.
  • Professional photographing and filming the performances are under written permission by the organizing committee

Awards ceremonies

The ceremonies in the competition venue will take place as mentioned in the time schedule.

Poles supplier

The competition podium and training hall have the official POSA poles supplied by A-Pole only. Stainless 45mm. Competition stage pole height 4 meters. In the training hall there are several A-Pole stainless 45mm stages available along with other warm-up choices.

Scoring and distribution of results

Once the competition has finished, all delegations will be provided with a complete set of results by e-mail, including the judges’ individual scores for all competitors.

List of difficulty elements

Athletes must send their “Difficulty Sheet” (along with music) by 1st December via the electric system, which is informed in the welcoming letter, which each entered athlete receives after the entry deadline of 15th November.


To limit the technical problems with the music used for the competitions, the Organizing Committee has decided to only accept the athletes’ music in an MP3 format only. All music used during the 4th Pole Sport World Championships must be submitted online.

Athletes must send their music by 26th November via the electronic system,below you can find the link (which will be active from 15th of November onwards): https://www.posaworld.org/athlete-file-upload/

Each music file will have to contain the following information:

  • The name of the nation (official abbreviation of the country);
  • The first and last name of the competitor/s;
  • The category;
  • The length of the music;
  • (Example: ROU_ RADU_Alina_Junior_IW_3min30s_mp3)
    If you need help, please contact us at eleonora.soldano@posaworld.org

In addition, the competitors need to bring their music with them to the venue on the competition days on an USB stick as a backup.

Each Federation must sent The National anthem by email (contact@posaworld.org) at latest on 30th of November.

Doping control

Any doping is prohibited. A doping control can be done to the athletes at any time, without a pre-warning, in accordance with POSA regulations. Doping controls will be carried out in accordance with the WADA regulations.

Please read POSA Rules & Regulations & POSA- Code of Points.

Each athlete needs to have a competition WHEA/POSA license with approved anti-doping contract no later than 10th September 2022.

The Jury

Jury composition

Jury A

1 Head Judge fixed by draw

1 difficulty judge fixed by draw

1 difficulty judge fixed by draw

4-5 artistic judges fixed by draw

4-5 execution judges fixed by draw

Jury B

1 Head Judge fixed by draw

1 difficulty judge fixed by draw

1 difficulty judge fixed by draw

4-5 artistic judges fixed by draw

4-5 execution judges fixed by draw

Inquiries procedure

Inquiries for the difficulty scores will be allowed if they are made verbally immediately after the publication of the score or at the very latest before the end of the routine of the following athlete (then 4 minutes). For the last athlete of a rotation (rotation=group of athletes, for example 1st Group of athletes during the competition is called “rotation”), this limit is one minute after the score is shown on the scoreboard.

The person designated to receive the verbal inquiry will have to note the time of receiving it, which will start the procedure. Only the accredited coaches present in the competition area will be entitled to submit an inquiry. Late verbal inquiries will be rejected.

A federation will not be allowed to complain against an athlete from another federation. The inquiry will have to be confirmed in writing as soon as possible, but at the latest within 4 minutes after the verbal inquiry and will require an agreement of payment of EUR 150—for the first complaint, EUR 300 — for the second complaint and EUR 600— for the third complaint.

Should the inquiry not be confirmed in writing within 4 minutes, then the procedure will become obsolete.

Should the inquiry prove correct and be accepted, this sum will be reimbursed. Every inquiry will be examined immediately by the Superior Jury and a final decision, which may not be appealed, will be made very soon, at the very latest:

  • At the end of the rotation for the qualifying competitions, or at the end of all-around competitions.
  • Before the score of the following athlete is shown for the finals.
  • The detailed procedure is laid down in the respective POSA Code of Points.

Tie breaking rule

  • In case of a tie at any position at the end of a qualification see POSA Code of Points
  • In case of a tie at any position at the end of finals see POSA Code of Points

The organization of the event

Competition venue for Pole Sport World Championships


Address: Via Ippolito Nievo
41049 Sassuolo (MO) – Italy

The PalaPaganelli is used both for sports activities, mainly as a gymnasium and for volleyball competitions,
and for recreational activities, such as musical concerts.

PalaDozza - inside photo
PalaPaganelli - extern
PalaPaganelli - inside photo
PalaDozza - Bologna
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The following athletes are eligible to participate in the Polee Sport World Championship:

  1. The top 3 classified of the 2021 Pole Sport World Championships;
  2. The top 3 classified of the 2022 European Pole Sport Championships & Panamerican Pole Sport Championships;
  3. The first 3 classified (Amateurs and Competitive) of the 2022 National Championships;
  4. All those automatically admitted by the international federation (Wild Card Athletes).

Maximum number qualified trough the Nationals Championships 2022:

max number qualified athlete trough National Championship 2021

Please note: the numbers in the table refer to the athletes qualified by the 2021 National Championship.
To that number of athletes, all athletes admitted from the CSIT World Sports Games 2021 admissions will be added.

For any delegation, it is possible to bring one more athlete per individual category as reserve. This athlete must pay the application fee as any other athlete.

Doubles: In case of injury or renunciation of one of the two qualified Doubles members, it is possible to replace the resigning athlete with a different athlete (all this must be communicated via email to contact@posaworld.org

POSA wants to give the Doubles athlete who has been left without a partner (but who is qualified by law), the opportunity to compete in any case.

If this is not possible, the athletes must communicate their renunciation to compete as soon as possible to give way to Doubles number 4 in their national ranking to be able to compete at the World Championships.

If no announcement from the athletes or the National Federation is received within the established deadline, the National Team will no longer have the right to enter any other Doubles in the competition to replace the renouncing Doubles. Warning: After the substitute athlete’s communication has taken place, Doubles will not be able to make any further changes.

Deadline for all these communications: 26th November 2022.

Registration and accreditation

Each athlete needs to have a competition WHEA/POSA license with approved anti-doping contract no later than 10th September 2022.

More information at https://www.posaworld.org/anti-doping/

Athletes must do their registration online (see appendix) at latest on 15th of November.

Accreditation permits the identification of all participants and indicates the access to certain zones. Access to all zones will be controlled. Accreditation card must be visibly worn throughout the whole event. The accreditation card is personal, non-transferable, and necessary to access the training and competition halls, as well as for official transports.

Accreditation will be carried out upon arrival. During the accreditation the athletes and/or the Heads of Delegations will verify the identity of the members of their delegation. To get the accreditation all members of the delegation must have fulfilled all the necessary financial obligations (including insurance). Upon accreditation, the Head of Delegation or their representative will have to bring a copy of the Medical Certificate/Diploma for medical personnel. POSA will collect and record these certificates. Please note that without this document, the accreditation of the medical personnel will NOT be released.

POSA Directives and Technical Regulations will be strictly applied, especially to the number of persons accredited per nation.

Training information

The training will start in the training hall and at the competition stage on Friday 3rd Dec.

Access the competition hall, the training and the warm-up halls will only be granted to the delegations wearing the accreditation card and only during the times reserved for their nation.

The training hall is open to all athletes competing on that day from 8am to 9pm.

Opening ceremony

Each delegation will have to choose at least one athlete who will take part in the parade of nations.

The Official Opening Ceremony will be held on December 10th for all categories, in the Competition Hall. The ceremony will consist of Flags Presentation by nation with the competitors by nation performing a special greeting for the audience. All competitors must wear their national tracksuit.

All delegations must have the National Flag (dimension of 100/200 cm) with them on Opening ceremony.

Medical services

The LOC will provide the necessary medical services.

Official POSA Hotels

The headquarters of the organisation and POSA (Judges, staff, technicians, etc.) throughout the event will be the following:

Hotel Michelangelo

Via Circonvallazione Nord/Est 85 – 41045 Sassuolo (MO)
Website: www.michelangelohp.com

Hotel Terme della Salvarola

via Salvarola, 109 – 41049 Sassuolo (MO)

Website: www.hoteltermesalvarola.it

For those who can travel without public transport (taxi, rental car, or personal transport):

CA’ Ross

via per Sassuolo 115, Formigine (MO)

Website: www.ca-ross.it

The judges and technical staff will be accommodated at the Hotel Michelangelo.

However, in the links on the following pages, you will find all the information about the packages we have reserved for all athletes and accompanying persons.


A public transport service is available to reach the arena continuously throughout the day every 30
For judges, a private shuttle service is provided on Saturdays and Sundays for the journey hotel/venue – venue/hotel.

How to arrive in Sassuolo

by Plane

Parma ‘G. Verdi’ International Airport + bus or train

Bologna ‘G. Marconi’ International Airport + bus or train

by Bus

SETA Modena extra-urban line: Connections from Modena and Bologna (57 km).

From Reggio Emilia: connections are ensured by public transport with several daily trips.

by Train

from Modena: Ferrovie dello Stato railway station in Modena (20 km). Local railways from Modena to
Sassuolo (terminus)
from Reggio Emilia: connections are ensured by public transport with several daily runs.
from Bologna: connections are ensured by public transport with several daily runs.

by Car

Take the A1 Milan-Bologna “Autostrada del Sole” highway, exit at Modena Nord and follow the
indications for Sassuolo. The exit is 23 Km from Sassuolo.
A22 Brennero motorway, 35 km from Sassuolo. At the Campogalliano junction, follow indications for
Bologna. Exit at Modena Nord and continue in the direction of Sassuolo.

From Modena: Modena ring road, direction Sassuolo, exit 30, direction “Radici in Piano” road. Turn right
200 metres after the Q8 petrol station, into viale Monte Santo, and go straight on for about 500 metres in
the direction of Sassuolo

From Reggio Emilia: via the motorway, exit Reggio Emilia and continue in the direction of Modena-Bologna.
When passing through, head towards Rubiera and follow the indications for Sassuolo.


POSA Technical Regulations stipulate that all participating federations or athletes must assume all costs in relation to the medical insurance of all delegation members (illness and accidents). The Local Organising Committee has the right to verify the validity of the insurance upon arrival of the delegations (policy insurance, original or copy).

Entering the World Championships without a valid medical insurance for all delegation members will be rejected.


Please check whether you need a visa to enter Italy. The Local Organising Committee will gladly assist you in applying for a visa. The assist must be requested no later than 1st November from contact@posaworld.org


The Pole Sport World Championship 2021 will take place under the following regulations.

  • The current Codes of Points and the followings remarks, or documents issued by the POSA/PS TC.
  • The current POSA Rules & Regulations
  • WADA Internationals Regulations.
  • The POSA Antidoping Rules
  • The current POSA General Judges’ Rules (Code of Ethics).

All documents (Difficulty sheets also) can be downloading from https://www.posaworld.org/documents/download-category/ official-documents/

Deadlines Checklists


  • Deadline for a competition WHEA/POSA license with approved anti-doping contract is on 5th of September
  • Deadline for all delegations and athlete’s registration is on 15th November
  • Deadline for music is on 26th November
  • Deadline for Difficulty Sheet is on 1st December
  • Bring your music on USB-stick as a backup

National Federations/Head of the delegation

  • Deadline for National anthem is on 30th November
  • Bring National flag for your delegation
  • Bring a copy of the Medical Certificate/Diploma for medical personnel to the accreditation centre (see further information on chapter 4.5)
  • Each accreditation person (other than competitive athlete) must purchase coaches pass. It will be available in the accreditation link


Pole Sports & Arts World Federation
Pole Sport World Championship 2022

Pole Sport World Championship 2022, 10-11 December


Via Ippolito Nievo 41049 Sassuolo (MO)


Via the link below, you can:

  1. Register for competitions (athletes and coaches)
  2. Book and pay for a ticket to watch the competitions

Below is the link to register for the competition*:


After registering for the competition, please submit the form you will find on the last page of this workplan, entering all your details and specifying which competition you will be taking part in.

*From this link, you can not only register, but also book photos and videos and tickets (for the general public).

6th POSA World Championships
Junior Amateur & Competitive (A – B)

Sunday, December 11th, 2022
FINALS DRAW – Tirrenia (ITA), 15th July 2022

Junior Final Draw

*In case the Juniors categories are less than 10, the running order will be the reverse of the semi-final ranking, or they could simply have a direct final without a semi-final.

6th POSA World Championships
Senior & Masters Amateur & Competitive

Sunday, December 11th, 2022
FINALS DRAW – Tirrenia (ITA), 15th July 2022

Senior & Master Final Draw

*In case the Senior and/or Master are less than 10, the running order will be the reverse of the semi-final ranking or they could simply have a direct final without a semi-final.


Davide Lacagnina