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Rio Olympic champion Uladzislau Hancharou headlines first Trampoline World Cup in 2017
FIG - February 16, 2017
Twelve Rio Olympians, including Olympic champion Uladzislau Hancharou of Belarus, are expected to compete at the first Trampoline World Cup of the year, which takes place at the National Gymnastics Arena in Baku (AZE) on February 18 – 19.

Simone Biles named Sportswoman of the Year at Laureus World Sports Awards
FIG - February 15, 2017
Four-time Rio Olympic champion Simone Biles (USA), who has been dominating Women’s Artistic Gymnastics in the past cycle, was named World Sportswoman of the Year at the annual Laureus World Sports Awards ceremony Tuesday night in Monaco.

 
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Gymnastics News


Gymnast Keleti to be honored with Israel Prize
The Jerusalem Post - February 15, 2017
Jewish Olympian Agnes Keleti will be awarded the Israel Prize for Sport and Physical Culture this year, Minister of Education Naftali Bennett announced on Tuesday.

Sam Mikulak takes a new approach as Road to Tokyo kicks off in Las Vegas
USA Gymnastics - February 15, 2017
Exactly six months since the U.S. men’s gymnastics team was in the midst of competing at the Rio Games at last year’s Summer Olympics ...

Gymnastics coach head over heels at receiving MBE from Prince Charles
Durham Advertiser - February 15, 2017
Gymnastics coach Karl Wharton who transformed the lives of hundreds of young sports enthusiasts has been honoured by the Prince of Wales.

Gymnastics World Cup to inspire future generations
Australian Olympic Committee - February 15, 2017
There is never a more appropriate time for a world class event to land on Australian shores than at the start of a new Olympic cycle.

New Laureus queen Simone Biles: "Comaneci and Williams my inspiration...not sure about being next Phelps or Bolt"
AIPS - February 14, 2017
Simone Biles and Nadia Comaneci, two gymnastics legends who have a combined of 32 Olympic and World Championships medals took the stage to speak to the media ahead of the Laureus Sports World Awards, held in Monaco, France this year.

Ex-Olympic vault champ prepares for comeback with new technique
Yonhap News Agency - February 14, 2017
South Korean gymnast Yang Hak-seon said Tuesday he will make a comeback with new techniques for the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics.

Gymnastics: Stars answer call to rally around talented youngster Hayden Marshall
The Age - February 12, 2017
At 16, Hayden Marshall was living his gymnastics dream.

Azerbaijan to join tumbling FIG World Cup for first time
Azernews - February 10, 2017
Azerbaijani gymnasts will make their long-anticipated debut in tumbling discipline at the FIG World Cup in Trampoline Gymnastics and Tumbling to be held in Baku on February 18-19.

British Gymnastics shortlisted for National Governing Body of the Year
British Gymnastics - February 10, 2017
The Official Shortlist for the 2017 BT Sport Industry Governing Body of the Year Award, in association with XL Catlin, has been revealed and we are delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted.

Gymnastics Ireland CEO Ciaran Gallagher Elected to OCI Executive Committee
Gymnastics Ireland - February 10, 2017
Gymnastics Ireland CEO Ciaran Gallagher was elected as an Executive Committee member of the Olympic Council of Ireland (OCI) last night at the EGM of the OCI held on Thursday 9th February at the Conrad Hotel, Dublin.


Inside International Sports


International Forum for Sports Integrity steps up action to prevent competition manipulation and corruption in sport
IOC - February 15, 2017
Forum agrees on creation of Olympic Movement Unit on the Prevention of the Manipulation of Competitions and launch of International Sports Integrity Partnership.

And the Winners are...
Laureus - February 14, 2017
The premier global sports awards took place in the company of royalty ...

ASOIF Council looks ahead to a busy year – IF governance confirmed as top priority
ASOIF - February 13, 2017
At its first meeting in 2017, the Council of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) today prepared next steps for a number of important projects planned for this year.

Changes in the office: New IWGA Headquarters and a new Communication Officer
IWGA - February 12, 2017
The winds of change are blowing. The IWGA Headquarters has moved to a new building: as of Monday 13th February, the IWGA Office has a whole floor in the old building of the FIG.

The list of candidatures for the AIPS Executive Committee 2017-2021
AIPS - February 10, 2017
The AIPS Finance Committee has approved a total of 50 candidatures for the positions of President, First Vice President, Treasurer, Vice President and Member within the AIPS Executive Committee.

 
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About the FIG: The International Gymnastics Federation is the governing body for Gymnastics worldwide. It is the oldest established international sports federation and has participated in the Olympic Games since their revival in 1896. The FIG governs seven disciplines: Gymnastics for All, Men's Artistic, Women's Artistic, Rhythmic, Trampoline, Aerobic and Acrobatic. It counts 148 national member federations and boasts a 30-person staff at its international seat in Lausanne (SUI), host city of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

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