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Season’s Greetings
FIG - December 19, 2014
Before closing its Head Office in Lausanne (SUI) for the holidays, from December 19, 2014, at 11am CET through January 4, 2015, the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) wishes the entire Gymnastics community a happy holiday season.

Stuttgart, Rotterdam vying to host 2019 World Gymnastics Championships
FIG - December 18, 2014
Via applications from their national federations, the cities of Stuttgart (GER) and Rotterdam (NED) are finalists to host the 2019 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, an important qualifier for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games.

FIG visits Olympic venues in Rio de Janeiro
FIG - December 16, 2014
On the occasion of the first site visit of the International Gymnastics Federation's (FIG) office staff to Rio de Janeiro (BRA) in the last week of November, representatives of the federation's Sports Department inspected the venues to be used at the 2016 Olympic Games.

Cuba hosts last FIG Academy of 2014
FIG - December 16, 2014
In close collaboration with the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Olympic Solidarity Programme, the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) organised an Olympic Solidarity-FIG Academy for the fifth time.

Asian Gymnastics Union celebrates its 50th with elections, new initiatives
FIG - December 16, 2014
It's an exciting time for the Asian Gymnastics Union (AGU), which entertained project proposals that would extend the organisation's reach and commemorated its 50th anniversary during its 12th Congress in Doha (QAT) December 6-8, 2014.

 
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Gymnastics News


Sergei Starkin - 'My job is to bring Aliya back to the best in the world'
Rewriting Russian Gymnastics - December 18, 2014
The latest news, that Aliya Mustafina now has a personal coach - not just a personal coach, one of Russia's best coaches, Sergei Starkin - was only released yesterday.

A unique perspective
Glasgow 2015 - December 18, 2014
Follow world medallist Jake Dalton's journey to the 2015 World Championships...

Azerbaijani gymnasts shine at Voronin Cup
AzerNews - December 18, 2014
By Amina Nazarli The 21st International Artistic Gymnastics Tournament, the Mikhail Voronin Cup, wrapped up in Moscow on December 17.
Azerbaijani gymnasts shine at Voronin Cup By Amina Nazarli The 21st International Artistic Gymnastics Tournament, the Mikhail Voronin Cup, wrapped up...

Ginástica brasileira ganha destaque no Prêmio Brasil Olímpico
CBG - December 17, 2014
Não é só dentro dos ginásios que os atletas da ginástica brasileira se destacam.

Greetings from Lapland
WG 2015 - December 17, 2014
My Dear Friends! For us, living here in Lapland, gymnastics and all forms of physical activity is a part of everyday life.

Brazil names its Olympic sports athletes of the year
NBC - December 17, 2014
Brazil’s Olympic Committee announced the nation’s Olympic sports athletes of the year Tuesday.

Impact 25: simone Biles on power, personality and endless potential
ESPN - December 17, 2014
If a gymnasts' performances were accompanied by pop songs, Cyndi Lauper's girl power anthem, "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," would be the obvious pick for Simone Biles.

Little Makes Successful International Return
Western Australian Institute of Sport - December 17, 2014
WAIS gymnast Emily Little has excelled on her return to international competition, placing second in the All Around at the
...Mexican WAIS gymnast Emily Little has excelled on her return to international competition, placing second in the All Around at the Mexican Gymnastics...

Gymnastics team hailed
The Herald - December 16, 2014
Mbachi Mutukula-Maregere Sports Reporter GYMNASTICS Zimbabwe vice-president, Chris Muchatuta, has hailed the national team for
Gymnastics team hailed Mbachi Mutukula-Maregere Sports Reporter GYMNASTICS Zimbabwe vice-president, Chris Muchatuta, has hailed the national...

Atlantis Crown set to get underway on Paradise Island
Bahamas Local - December 16, 2014
This Wednesday, more than 500 female gymnasts representing 40 clubs from three countries will take part in the 4th Annual Atlantis
...Scharns, who will serve as the meet coordinator, will be presenting the Gymnastics Federation of The Bahamas with a $1,000 donation to be used...

Former gymnast on cloud nine
The Star Online - December 16, 2014
In her roaring 60s as she calls it, Khaw Choon Ean was a little nervous taking on the task of writing a MPH Masterclass Series book
...concise tale of Choon Ean s career as a gymnast, teacher, international judge and gymnastics club owner. Choon Ean s 26-year involvement with...

Olympic medalist and world champion among international athlete ambassadors unveiled for Baku 2015
Inside The Games - December 16, 2014
By Nick Butler Representatives from rhythmic gymnastics, canoe sprint and 3x3 basketball are among international ambassadors
...unveiled for Baku 2015 By Nick Butler Representatives from rhythmic gymnastics, canoe sprint and 3x3 basketball are among international ambassadors...

Uchimura wins in Toyota with revved-up routine
The Japan News - December 16, 2014
The Yomiuri Shimbun TOYOTA, Aichi — Gymnastics superstar Kohei Uchimura added some spice to his horizontal bar routine and another medal
...bulging collection. Uchimura launched his routine at the Toyota International Gymnastics Competition on Sunday with a new maneuver with an E-level...

Brasil garante medalhas no Sul-Americano de Ginástica Artística
CBG - December 16, 2014
Mais uma vez, o Brasil foi destaque no Sul-Americano de Ginástica Artística, realizado durante o fim de semana no Coliseo Poli Funcional Sarco, em Cochabamba, na Bolívia.

Frankie Jones: Ex-gymnast made Commonwealth Games Wales athlete adviser
BBC - December 16, 2014
Former rhythmic gymnast Frankie Jones, who won gold at Glasgow 2014, has been appointed athlete adviser to the Commonwealth Games Wales board until 2018.

Marina Durunda says she is proud of Baku's hosting first-ever European Games
AzerNews - December 16, 2014
By Amina Nazarli On the eve of the first European Games to be held in Baku in the summer of 2015, Azerbaijan Gymnastics
...European Games to be held in Baku in the summer of 2015, Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation By Amina Nazarli On the eve of the first European Games...

Browne earns redemption at power tumbling worlds
InsideHalton.com - December 15, 2014
...accomplished. Breaking her foot a mere four days before last year s world championships and subsequently finishing dead last, the 18-year-old...

Iran’s Khanarinejad wins silver in Japan gymnastics event
Tehran Times - December 15, 2014
Font Size Hadi Khanarinejad from Iran claimed a silver medal at the Toyota International Gymnastics Competition.
Iran s Khanarinejad wins silver in Japan gymnastics event Font Size Hadi Khanarinejad from Iran claimed a silver medal at the Toyota International...

Claudia Fragapane wins BBC Young Sports Personality
British Gymnastics - December 15, 2014
Four-time Commonwealth Gold medallist, Claudia Fragapane has been crowned BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year.


Inside International Sports


Bach welcomes US decision to bid for 2024 Olympics
AP - December 17, 2014
IOC President Thomas Bach welcomed the U.S. decision to bid for the 2024 Olympics.

Olympic fans name Rio 2016 mascots
IOC - December 16, 2014
The mascots for the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games have been named Vinicius and Tom respectively, following a public vote.

Rome confirms bid for 2024 Olympics and Paralympics
Inside the Games - December 15, 2014
A widely expected Rome bid for the 2024 Olympics and Paralympics has been confirmed today.


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