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FIG commends, sanctions judges in Rhythmic, Artistic Gymnastics
FIG - April 11, 2014
Following a comprehensive analysis and review of the judging at the World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Kiev (UKR) last August and the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in October in Antwerp (BEL), the FIG formally commended a number of judges in letters issued to their national federations.

Junior Artistic gymnasts descend on Tashkent for Asian Championships
FIG - April 09, 2014
Organised by the Uzbekistan Gymnastics Federation with the Asian Gymnastics Union (AGU), the 13th Junior Artistic Gymnastics Asian Championships will be held this week in Tashkent (UZB).

Meet the 2013-2014 World Cup champions: Daniel Purvis, Fabian Hambuechen and Elizabeth Price
FIG - April 08, 2014
Fabian Hambuechen (GER), Daniel Purvis (GBR) and Elizabeth Price (USA) were crowned winners of the FIG 2013-2014 World Cup series following the conclusion of the Tokyo World Cup in Japan.

 
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Gymnastics News


Great Britain takes tumbling European title
British Gymnastics - April 11, 2014
Britain’s senior women's tumbling team have won the 2014 European Championships team title with a superb combined performances in Guimaraes, Portugal.

MAG Team and All-Around Finals of Junior Asian Championships UZB 2014
AGU - April 11, 2014
19 federations participated in the MAG team finals, all-around final and individual qualifications.

Australia's Brown and Munteanu qualify for Pacific Rim finals
Gymnastics Australia - April 11, 2014
Australian Women's Artistic Gymnastics athletes Georgia-Rose Brown and Kiara Munteanu have qualified for individual apparatus finals at the 2014 Pacific Rim Championships in Vancouver.

4 gymnastics judges banned for errors, bias
Washington Post - April 11, 2014
Four gymnastics officials have been banned for mistaken and biased judging at the 2013 world championships.

Former Soviet gold medal-winning gymnast finds opportunity, LDS Church in the U.S.
Deseret News - April 11, 2014
In August 1996, Rustam Sharipov reached the pinnacle of gymnastics, standing on an Olympic stage in Atlanta to receive his second gold medal in as many Olympics.

U.S. Men Win Team Title At 2014 Pac Rim Championships
USA Gymnastics - April 11, 2014
The U.S. men won the team title at the 2014 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships at the Richmond (B.C., Canada) Olympic Oval.

Lloyd lands top score in Aracaju
CayCompass - April 11, 2014
Caymanian gymnast Morgan Lloyd posted a personal best and national record all-around score of 39.334 at the Junior Pan American Championships in Aracaju, Brazil, last month.
...levels, Forde said. The Cayman Islands was recognized by the Federation Internationale de Gymnastique in 2013, opening the door for gymnasts on...

Chinese gymnastics world champion to be inducted into Hall of Fame
Official Website of the Chinese Olympic Committee - English - April 11, 2014
BEIJING, April 10 (Xinhua) -- Li Yuejiu, China's first men's gymnast world champion, will be inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame (IGHOF) at a ceremony in Oklahoma City on May 17, the sport's governing body (FIG) said.
...first men's gymnast world champion, will be inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame (IGHOF) at a ceremony in Oklahoma City on May...

Japan, Ta Take Titles in Tashkent
International Gymnast Magazine Online - April 11, 2014
The Japanese men won the team title as the 13th Junior Asian Championships began Thursday in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
...women's team and all-around final. External Link: Uzbekistan Gymnastics Federation 13th Junior Asian Championships April 10, 2014, Tashkent Men's...

Results & Videos: Irish National Championships 2014
Full Twist - April 10, 2014
The Irish National Championships were held on April 5th and 6th.
...towards elite level gymnastics. The rules that apply are per the current British Gymnastics Artistic Club Development Grades. Finally, E/VS is the...

Gymnastics - Purvis over the moon with second World Cup title
EuroSport - April 10, 2014
Great Britain gymnast Dan Purvis admitted he had to pinch himself in amazement after being crowned World Cup champion.

Catching up with Blaine Wilson
NBC - April 10, 2014
This three-time Olympic men’s gymnast once described himself as a cross between Dennis Rodman and Michael Jordan.

Algérie: Championnat d'Afrique (trampoline-tumbling-aérobic) - Les titres et les JOJ dans la ligne de mire
All Africa.com - April 10, 2014
L'Algérie participe à la 12e édition des Championnats d'Afrique de trampoline-tumbling-aérobic qui se déroule du 26 avril au 2 mai prochain à Walvis Bay (Namibie).
il était programmé, en premier lieu, en Égypte, mais l'Union africaine de gymnastique a dû, sur une décision de la fédération internationale,

Five U.S. Women Advance To Event Finals At 2014 Pac Rim Championships
USA Gymnastics - April 10, 2014
After winning the team and both all-around titles, as well as both all-around silvers, five U.S. women advanced to compete in the individual event finals at the 2014 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships at the Richmond (B.C., Canada) Olympic Oval.

U.S. Women Win Team Title, Both All-Around Golds At 2014 Pac Rim Championships
USA Gymnastics - April 10, 2014
The USA easily won the team title at the 2014 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships at the Richmond (B.C., Canada) Olympic Oval.

Pesaro: la Ritmica stellare da domani all’Adriatic Arena
FGI - April 10, 2014
Domani, venerdì 11 aprile, l’Adriatic Arena di Pesaro apre il sipario sulla Coppa del Mondo di Ginnastica Ritmica.

Yurchenko, Li Among 2014 IGHOF Class
International Gymnast Magazine Online - April 09, 2014
Gymnastics legends Li Yuejiu (China), Klaus Köste (Germany), Natalia Yurchenko (Russia), and Jackie Fie (USA) will be inducted into the International Gymnastics Hall of Fame on May 17 in Oklahoma City.
...afterward. She served on the board of directors for the U.S. gymnastics federation from 1964-2004, and eventually became president of the FIG Women's...

Canadian women win team silver at Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships
Gymnastics Canada - April 09, 2014
Ellie Black of Halifax led Canada to the silver medal in the women’s team competition and added bronze in the senior individual all around on the first day of competition Wednesday at the Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships.

Nanning Purchases Yuchai Natural Gas Engines for 2014 World Championships
China Buses - April 08, 2014
Summarize:2014 World Gymnastics Championships will be held in Nanning, Guangxi from October 3 to 12.
Nanning Purchases Yuchai Natural Gas Engines for 2014 World Championships Summarize:2014 World Gymnastics Championships will be held in Nanning,

Wong Vaults with Confidence Toward Asian Games, Worlds
International Gymnast Magazine Online - April 08, 2014
After winning the bronze medal on vault at the recent FIG Challenger Cup in Doha, Hiu Ying Angel Wong of Hong Kong told IG that she is eager for even better results in upcoming events including the Asian Games and world championships.
...even better results in upcoming events including the Asian Games and world championships. After winning the bronze medal on vault at the recent...

Makra Wins 20th Elek Matolay Memorial
International Gymnast Magazine Online - April 07, 2014
Hungarian standout Noémi Makra won the all-around three events at the 20th Elek Matolay Memorial Tournament, held Saturday and Sunday in Százhalombatta, Hungary.
...as well." The legendary Zoltán Magyar, now president of the Hungarian Gymnastics Federation, said he was as happy to see the large audience in...

AGF presents website, promo video for European Championships
AzerNews - April 07, 2014
By Nazrin Gadimova An official website and promotional video of the 30th European Championships on Rhythmic Gymnastics were presented in Baku on April 5.
...Baku on April 5. The event brought together Vice-President of Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation (AGF), Altay Hasanov, Head of the Technical Committee...

Purvis wins the World Cup
British Gymnastics - April 07, 2014
Britain’s Daniel Purvis has been crowned the official World Cup champion after his 5th place finish at the final World Cup series event in Tokyo at the weekend.

Dancing to the top
The Korea Times - April 07, 2014
Son enjoys breakthrough in Lisbon World Cup By Jung Min-ho Rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae, 19, wrapped up her most successful international competition on Sunday with four gold medals at the FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup in Lisbon.
...big stage. Seo Hye-jung, vice president of the Korea Gymnastic Association technical committee, said a combination of Son s artistic presentation...

Son Yeon-jae brings Korea its first rhythmic gymnastics World Cup gold
Arirang News - April 06, 2014
Rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae made her mark in the history books by winning her first gold at the International Gymnastics Federation's World Cup in Lisbon on Sunday.

USA's Price wins International Gymnastics Federation's all-around World Cup Series
Boxscore News - April 06, 2014
-- Elizabeth Price of Coopersburg, Pa./Parkettes, won the International Gymnastics Federation's all-around World Cup Series.
USA's Price wins International Gymnastics Federation's all-around World Cup Series -- Elizabeth Price of Coopersburg, Pa./Parkettes, won the...

Uchimura wins Tokyo World Cup
The Japan Times - April 05, 2014
London Olympic champion Kohei Uchimura won the Tokyo World Cup on Saturday, booking a spot on Japan’s gymnastics world championships team.
...Tokyo World Cup on Saturday, booking a spot on Japan s gymnastics world championships team. London Olympic champion Kohei Uchimura won the Tokyo...

Ferrari, Uchimura Top Tokyo World Cup
International Gymnast Magazine Online - April 05, 2014
World champions Vanessa Ferrari (Italy) and Kohei Uchimura (Japan) scored victories at the Tokyo World Cup, held Saturday at Tokyo Metropolitan Gymnasium.
...Glasgow in December and the American Cup in March. External Link: Japan Gymnastic Association 2014 Tokyo FIG World Cup April 5, Tokyo Women's...

CDM – Vanessa Ferrari trionfa a Tokyo! Seconda nel ranking di Coppa del Mondo.
FGI - April 05, 2014
Vanessa Ferrari in cima alla vetta della Coppa del Mondo di Tokyo.

Hambüchen gewinnt Gesamtwertung
DTB - April 05, 2014
Mit einem zweiten Platz beim abschließenden Weltcup in Tokio (JPN) hat Fabian Hambüchen in der Gesamtwertung der Serie noch mit dem Briten Daniel Purvis gleichgezogen.

COM SÉRGIO SASAKI, BRASIL GARANTE QUARTO LUGAR NA COPA DO MUNDO DE TÓQUIO
CBG - April 05, 2014
Sérgio Sasaki, da Seleção Brasileira de Ginástica Artística, conquistou o quarto lugar na etapa da Copa do Mundo de Tóquio, no Japão, neste sábado (5).

Moors fourth at gymnastics World Cup in Tokyo
Gymnastics Canada - April 05, 2014
Victoria Moors of Cambridge, Ont., (Dynamo) was edged off the podium by two tenths of a point at a World Cup gymnastics meet on Saturday.

12th African Gymnastics Championships a great success!
SAGF - April 04, 2014
The South African Gymnastics Federation (SAGF) has hosted another successful international gymnastics event.

Asia's Greatest Gymnasts to Descend on Tashkent
UzReport - April 03, 2014
In the period from 7 to 14 April, Tashkent Gymnastics Palace will host the XIII Juniors Asian Gymnastics Championships.


Inside International Sports


Rio 2016 acknowledges Olympic Games issues
Sport Business - April 10, 2014
The organising committee for Rio de Janeiro’s 2016 Olympics has maintained that the Brazilian city will host a “great Games” but has conceded that problems need to be addressed, adding that progress is being made with preparations.
Rio 2016 acknowledges Olympic Games issues The organising committee for Rio de Janeiro s 2016 Olympics has maintained that the Brazilian city...

Bach outlines IOC’s plans to aid Rio 2016
Sport Business - April 10, 2014
International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach has unveiled a series of measures to help the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro as it prepares to host the 2016 summer Olympic Games.
...of Rio de Janeiro as it prepares to host the 2016 summer Olympic Games. International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach has unveiled...

Perurena takes over World Games reins
AIPS - April 07, 2014
Outgoing International World Games Association (IWGA) president Ron Froehlich has pledged to offer continued support and expertise to his successor Jose Perurena Lopez after the Spaniard defeated Dr Harald Vervaecke in Monday’s election at the SportAccord Convention in Turkey.

Jose Perurena Lopez: “We Will Take The World Games to the Next Level.”
IWGA - April 07, 2014
José Perurena Lopez (Spain) will head the International World Games Association (IWGA) until 2018.

Celebrating the power of sport on 6 April!
IOC - April 03, 2014
“Sport has its own language, and everyone can speak it. It’s a language of hope, where anything is possible.”


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