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Aerobic gymnasts jump into 2015 World Cup season in Cantanhede
FIG - February 26, 2015
The international Aerobic Gymnastics season gets underway this weekend with the first 2015 FIG World Cup hosted by the Gymnastics Federation of Portugal and the Academia CantanhedeGym in Cantanhede (POR).

Olympic qualification system changes headline FIG Executive Committee programme
FIG - February 24, 2015
Proposed changes to the competition calendar, the Olympic qualification system for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and a new competition format for the Youth Olympic Games are all on the agenda of the FIG Executive Committee meeting.

Margarita Mamun wins Moscow Grand Prix as the 2015 Rhythmic season begins
FIG - February 23, 2015
For the second straight year, Russia's Margarita Mamun took the All-around title at the Moscow Grand Prix, topping her friend and closest rival, reigning World champion Yana Kudryavtseva.

Ganna Rizatdinova validates with Miss Valentine title in Tartu
FIG - February 23, 2015
World bronze medallist Ganna Rizatdinova (UKR) won the All-around and three event finals at the 2015 Miss Valentine International this past weekend in Tartu (EST).

 
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Gymnastics News


The FIG Executive meets in Lausanne
UEG - February 27, 2015
The members of the FIG* Executive have listened very attentively when the President of the European Union of Gymnastics (UEG), the French Georges Guelzec, has presented his report during the recent meeting organised in Lausanne, on February 25th and 26th, 2015.

The magic of the "nightless night" at Gymnaestrada
WG 2015 - February 26, 2015
Midnight Sun Special evening is a night you have never experienced at the World Gymnaestrada before.

FIG erkennt den „Bretschneider“ an
DTB - February 26, 2015
Das Technische Komitee des Welturnverbandes FIG hat drei Turnelemente im Männerturnen nach DTB-Athleten benannt und dies am Mittwoch (25.02.15) in seinem Newsletter bestätigt.

Flips And Spins Wow Winter Games Crowds
CKPG TV - February 25, 2015
In the 2015 Canada Winter Games, a newly included sport is drawing huge crowds.

Becky Downie wins sportwoman of the year at British Ethnic Diversity Sport Awards
Nottingham Post - February 25, 2015
BECKY Downie has been named the sportwoman of the year at the first ever British Ethnic Diversity Sport Awards.

Argos coaches techniques up with top world trends
The New Zealand Herald - February 25, 2015
Tauranga's Argos Gymsport club has two of the country's best qualified coaches.
...Gabrielle Nielsen attended the first New Zealand-based FIG (Federation Internationale de Gymnastique) academy in Auckland to attain the FIG Level...

Namhafte Stars beim Turnier der Meister®
DTB - February 24, 2015
Das Cottbuser Turnier der Meister® wird auch in diesem Jahr seinem Namen alle Ehre machen, so viel steht zum Ende des nominativen Meldezeitraums fest.

World pommel horse giants to compete in Liverpool
British Gymnastics - February 24, 2015
All eyes will be on the pommel horse at the forthcoming British Championships as it has been confirmed that Australian triple World pommel horse medallist (2006, 2009 and 2010) and 2010 Commonwealth Games double gold medallist Prashanth Sellathurai will compete as a guest at the championships in Liverpool at the end of March.

Alexis Torres de cara a importante Copa en USA
COPUR - February 24, 2015
Todos los gimnastas seleccionados estarán compitiendo en “todo evento”.

Rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae honored as nation's top amateur athlete
Yonhap News - February 24, 2015
Rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae was honored on Tuesday as South Korea's top amateur athlete of 2014.

Dan Purvis and Amy Regan take 2015 Scottish titles
British Gymnastics - February 23, 2015
Daniel Purvis (Southport YMCA) and Amy Regan (Largs GC) won the senior all-around titles at the 2015 Scottish Artistic Championships at Bells Sport Centre, Perth on the 21st February.

Romanian Artistic Gymnastics Coach Bellu Not Worried About "Difficult" 2015
Baku 2015 - February 23, 2015
Romania’s Artistic Gymnastics coach Octavian Bellu says he is not worried about a “difficult” and full 2015 schedule.

NSW gymnastics stars recognised at NSW Sports Awards
Gymnastics Australia - February 23, 2015
Gymnastics NSW has enjoyed incredible representation at the 2014 NSW Sports Awards, with Shelby Lacey and Caitlin Woollard ending the night as winners in their categories.

Sabina Zaitseva: Whole nation will support us
Mena Focus - February 23, 2015
By: Amina Nazarli Trampolining is one of the six gymnastic disciplines included in the inaugural European Games.
...games is Sabina Zaitseva who talked to the Press Service of Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation about what European Games means for her and how...


Inside International Sports


Next week in Paris: 78th AIPS Congress set to rise to new heights
AIPS MEDIA - February 26, 2015
By Sonja Nikcevic, AIPS Media Communications LAUSANNE, February 26, 2015 - The 78th AIPS Congress in Paris, scheduled for March 2-4,
...(ANOCA), the International Sambo Federation (FIAS), and the International University Sports Federation (FISU). All of the presentations will be...

IOC Coordination Commission sees solid progress as Rio 2016 prepares for 21 test events in 2015
IOC - February 25, 2015
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission saw solid progress being made during its eighth visit (23 to 25 February) to the 2016 host city of Rio de Janeiro.

 
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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 142 national member federations and boasts a 27-person staff at its international seat in Lausanne, Switzerland, host city of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

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