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FIG Executive Committee Meeting - Official News
FIG - July 21, 2015
Please find here within a summary of major decisions and information published by the FIG Executive Committee (EC) at the close of its ordinary meeting, July 15-17, 2015, in Helsinki (FIN).

Thank you, Helsinki! Moving Closing Ceremony ends 2015 World Gymnaestrada
FIG - July 19, 2015
The culmination of a dream held for half a century by Finland took place with the Closing Ceremony of the 2015 World Gymnaestrada Saturday afternoon at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium.

South Africa hosts a Level 1 Academy for Rhythmic Gymnastics
FIG - July 19, 2015
The South African Gymnastics Federation hosted a Level 1 FIG Academy for Rhythmic Gymnastics in their national training centre, the Matsport Centre in Pretoria.

Live, Laugh, Love: FIG Gala melts hearts at Helsinki Ice Hall
FIG - July 18, 2015
It was a night when the Austrians performed to an African theme, the Czechs went burlesque and “Swan Lake” was done with professional grace -- by Chileans.

 
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What’s new, on the road towards the World Championships in Trampoline, Tumbling and DMT 2015 - July
Odense 2015 - July 24, 2015
It has been a month with so many great trampoline, tumbling, and DMT results that we can hardly keep up.

SAGF announces affiliation plans with Trampoline Park Industry
SAGF - July 24, 2015
The South African Gymnastics Federation (SAGF) has proudly announced that it intends to establish a structure that can regulate the South African trampoline park industry.

Promising artistic gymnasts ready to fight for EYOF gold
UEG - July 24, 2015
Preview of the gymnastics at the 2015 European Youth Olympic Festival in Tbilisi (GEO).

Gymnast Tracie gets perfect boost ahead of Asian Championships
The Star Online - July 23, 2015
KUALA LUMPUR: Tracie Ang will compete in the Artistic Gymnastics Asian Championships in Japan from July 30-Aug 2 with an extra spring in her step.
with an extra spring in her step. This is because the Malaysian Gymnastics Federation (MGF) have extended the services of her coach Nataliya...

Prolonging Passion: Why Elite Athletes Join The Circus
Conqa Sport - July 23, 2015
For most people, running away to join the circus might seem like a desperate attempt at experiencing an alternative lifestyle.

Brasil receberá mais uma etapa de Copa do Mundo de Ginástica Artística
CBG - July 23, 2015
A concorrência foi acirrada. Afinal, 11 países estavam na disputa.

Presidente da CBG é reeleita vice-presidente da UPAG
CBG - July 23, 2015
Na gestão, a presidente da Confederação Brasileira de Ginástica (CBG), Luciene Resende, também contou com uma prova de sucesso ao ser reeleita vice-presidente da Região Sul da América da UPAG (União Pan-Americana de Ginástica).

Biles back in action Saturday as road to Rio takes her to Chicago
Houston Chronicle - July 23, 2015
At age 18, Simone Biles is only 20 months younger than Aly Raisman and 15 months younger than Gabrielle Douglas.

Gymnastics legend Martha Karolyi to step down as U.S. team coordinator
WTHR.com - July 23, 2015
Legendary gymnastics coach Martha Karolyi confirmed to Eyewitness News that the Rio Olympics in 2016 will be her last as U.S. National Team Coordinator.
...she walks in a room everyone just stops talking. She is the reason why USA Gymnastics is so successful," Raisman said. During our visit, we saw...

Confident Aly Raisman is back on the beam
The Boston Globe - July 23, 2015
Four years ago when Aly Raisman went to Illinois for the US Classic she was a jittery teenager worried that she wouldn’t have what it took to make the Olympic gymnastics team for the subsequent summer.
...one, said Raisman s club coach Mihai Brestyan, who chairs USA Gymnastics international elite committee. Nobody from the 2008 US team, including...

Ellie Black brings Pan Am Games inspiration with coaching, medals
CBC News - Canada - July 22, 2015
...mostly focused on the team competition and getting a warm-up for the world championships in the fall." As of Wednesday, Black remained the most...

Poland's Kulesza Bears Mark of Success
International Gymnast Magazine Online - July 22, 2015
Polish Olympian Roman Kulesza and gymnastics have made indelible impressions on each other.
...amazing." IG s John Crumlish was a Games News Service reporter at the 2015 European Games in Baku. Read on-scene coverage of the Games in the July/August...

Thomas Bach awards Silver Olympic Order to Irina Viner-Usmanova
Around The Rings - July 22, 2015
Irina Viner-Usmanova, President of the Russian Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation and head coach of Russia has been awarded the Silver Olympic Order of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) by Thomas Bach, President of the IOC, in recognition of her outstanding achievements in global sport and
...Viner-Usmanova Irina Viner-Usmanova, President of the Russian Rhythmic Gymnastics Federation and head coach of Russia has been awarded the Silver Olympic...

World and Olympic champions head to Chicagoland for Secret U.S. Classic
USA Gymnastics - July 22, 2015
More than 100 of the country’s top female gymnasts are headed to Chicagoland for the 2015 Secret U.S. Classic on July 25 at the Sears Centre.

Rhythmic gymnasts prep for worlds
The Japan News - July 21, 2015
The Yomiuri Shimbun The Japan rhythmic gymnastic team bound for the world championships in September in Stuttgart, Germany, put on an exhibition of their routines Friday in Tokyo.
...The Yomiuri Shimbun The Japan rhythmic gymnastic team bound for the world championships in September in Stuttgart, Germany, put on an exhibition...

MacLennan overcomes adversity to win Pan Am gold
What′s Up Muskoka - July 21, 2015
...the gold medal in the women s individual trampoline gymnastics final at the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games on July 19. Photograph: Ezra Shaw/Getty...

MacLennan wins gold at the 2015 Pan American Games
Examiner.com - July 21, 2015
According to Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun on Sunday, Canadian Olympic gold medalist Rosie MacLennan of King City, Ontario, won her second consecutive Pan American Games gold medal in women's trampoline.
MacLennan wins gold at the 2015 Pan American Games According to Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun on Sunday, Canadian Olympic gold medalist Rosie...

Pan Am Games 2015 results: Laura Zeng scores 5th gold medal, completes sweep
Examiner.com - July 20, 2015
The 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto proved a golden experience for rhythmic gymnast Laura Zeng, who on July 20 snagged her fourth and fifth gold medals of the competition.
Laura Zeng scores 5th gold medal, completes sweep The 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto proved a golden experience for rhythmic gymnast Laura...

Games-Rhythmic gymnast Zeng becomes Pan Am Golden Girl
Yahoo! Sports - July 20, 2015
By Steve Keating TORONTO, July 20 (Reuters) - Laura Zeng was crowned the Pan American Games 'Golden Girl' and a future rhythmic gymnastics star on Monday as the 15-year-old American completed a sweep of individual events to bring her gold medal haul to five.
...Keating TORONTO, July 20 (Reuters) - Laura Zeng was crowned the Pan American Games 'Golden Girl' and a future rhythmic gymnastics star on Monday...

Zeng completes gold medal sweep at Pan Ams
USA Gymnastics - July 20, 2015
2014 Youth Olympic Games bronze medalist Laura Zeng of Libertyville, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, completed a sweep of the rhythmic gymnastics gold medals today at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto.

Rosie MacLennan overcomes training spill for gold
Toronto Sun - July 20, 2015
Almost to the end, Rosie MacLennan wasn't sure she could do it.

Olympic star Beth Tweddle sets sights on new goal of getting youngsters to follow their dreams
Daily Record - July 19, 2015
GYMNASTIC champion Beth Tweddle tells AMANDA KEENAN about her new role as a sporting ambassador for Glasgow 2015 gymnast championships and why it is crucial to get youngsters
...now Beth is focusing on her role as an ambassador for the 2015 FIG World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Glasgow. The 10-day event will...

Backstage in Baku: 'I Can Do Better,' Seitz Says
International Gymnast Magazine Online - July 19, 2015
Enjoy the first in a series of IG Online features about last month's European Games in Baku, where IG's John Crumlish was a reporter for the Games News Service.
...Enjoy the first in a series of IG Online features about last month's European Games in Baku, where IG's John Crumlish was a reporter for the...

Com mais duas medalhas, Seleções de Ginástica Rítmica seguem se destacando nos Jogos Pan-Americanos
CBG - July 19, 2015
Mais uma vez a ginástica rítmica brasileira levantou a torcida presente no Coliseu de Toronto, no Canadá, nos Jogos Pan-Americanos.

Senior rhythmic group wins bronze in the ribbons final at Pan Am Games!
Gymnastics Canada - July 19, 2015
The senior rhythmic group featuring Katrina Cameron, Maya Kojevnikov, Lucinda Nowell, Vanessa Panov, and Anjelika & Victoria Reznik put in a fantastic performance at the Pan Am Games to take home the bronze medal in the ribbons final with a score of 12.817.

We asked you to make the Earth Move and you did
WG 2015 - July 19, 2015
At this point of the event it might be clear to you, that we here in the World Gymnaestrada do almost everything with a great feeling and little party.

Zeng, Kerber go one-two in all-around at Pan Ams
USA Gymnastics - July 18, 2015
2014 Youth Olympic Games bronze medalist Laura Zeng of Libertyville, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, and two-time World all-around finalist Jazzy Kerber of Highland Park, Ill./North Shore Rhythmic Gymnastics Center, finished first and second in the rhythmic gymnastics all-around competition at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto.

Patricia Bezzoubenko wins Bronze in individual all-around rhythmic gymnastics
Inside Toronto - July 18, 2015
Remaining Canadian gymnasts proud to represent country at Pan Am Games.

Após emocionar o público, Seleção de Ginástica Rítmica de Conjunto é pentacampeã em Pan-Americanos
CBG - July 18, 2015
A ginástica rítmica brasileira está encantando nos Jogos Pan-Americanos do Canadá. Com duas apresentações emocionantes, que levantaram o público presente no Coliseu de Toronto, a Seleção de Conjunto conquistou o pentacampeonato da competição, além de garantir vaga nas finais por aparelhos, ambas na primeira colocação.

Unforgettable event ended in grateful atmosphere
WG 2015 - July 18, 2015
The programme of the Closing Ceremony had stayed as a secret surprisingly well to this point. The big mystery was revealed when all the international gymnastics friends gathered for the last time to celebrate the 15th World Gymnaestrada 2015.

Beth, Louis and Max limber up for World Gymnastic Championship
Evening Times - July 17, 2015
SOME of the biggest names in British gymnastics were in Glasgow to mark 100 days until the 2015 World Championships. Event ambassadors Beth Tweddle and Louis Smith were joined by Max Whitlock at the 100 Days To Go event at the city's Princes Square Shopping Centre.
...limber up for World Gymnastic Championship SOME of the biggest names in British gymnastics were in Glasgow to mark 100 days until the 2015 World...

The FIG Gala Charmed Helsinki
WG 2015 - July 17, 2015
20 stunning performances, 500 gymnasts, 90 minutes. The first FIG Gala performance offered an unforgettable experience for a sold-out Helsinki Ice Hall. If Finland didn’t love gymnastics enough already it certainly does now.

World Gymnaestrada successful beyond expectations
WG 2015 - July 17, 2015
The 15th World Gymnaestrada 2015 Helsinki, which was organised this week, has been successful beyond all expectations.


Inside International Sports


Tokyo 2020 Unveils the Emblems of the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games Symbolising the Power of the World Coming Together as One
Tokyo 2020 - July 24, 2015
The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee today held an event to unveil the official emblems of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Buenos Aires 2018 launches official emblem
IOC - July 23, 2015
With just over three years to go, Buenos Aires 2018 has proudly unveiled its emblem today for the third Summer Youth Olympic Games.

SportAccord announce date for International Federation Forum where future set to be discussed
Inside the Games - July 22, 2015
SportAccord will host its ninth annual International Federation Forum in November where it is expected they will hold an Emergency General Assembly.

IWGA President José Perurena: The framework for TWG 2017 is set!
IWGA - July 20, 2015
Exactly two years to go until The World Games 2017 starts.

 
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