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Eight judges sanctioned following marking control procedures at the 2015 Worlds and Rio Test Events
FIG - July 20, 2016
Accuracy in scoring and the integrity of rankings are key priorities for the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG).

FIG raises serious concerns about possible blanket ban on Russian athletes
FIG - July 18, 2016
The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) is concerned about the increasing number of officials asking for a blanket ban of Russian athletes to participte at the forthcoming Olympic Games in Rio.

FIG Athletes Commission against a blanket ban for all Russian athletes
FIG - July 19, 2016
The president of the FIG Athletes Commission, Jani Tanskanen, has expressed his concern about a possible ban of all Russian athletes at the Rio Olympic Games.

40 years ago, Comaneci became a legend with her perfect 10
FIG - July 18, 2016
Forty years ago, on the 18th of July 1976 at the Montreal Olympics, a young gymnast threw the scoreboards into disarray when she scored a perfect 10.

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Gymnastics News

Gymnastics: Rio focus on Uchimura and Biles in Olympic glamour sport
Times of India - July 19, 2016
Key points on the Olympic gymnastics competition in Rio.

Gymnastics: For Uchimura, it's all in the performance
Reuters - July 22, 2016
Japan's Kohei Uchimura lost the first competition he ever entered but at the Rio Olympics he will be the man to beat as he aims to become the first gymnast in 44 years to win back-to-back all-around golds.

Gymnastique artistique: Uchimura et Biles pour un grand show, la France pour une médaille
Le Parisien - July 21, 2016
Le Japonais Kohei Uchimura, d'une classe folle et inégalée, et la petite bombe américaine Simone Biles vont élever au rang de grand show les épreuves de gymnastique artistique (6-16 août) des jeux Olympiques de Rio.

Rosie MacLennan chosen as Canada's Olympic flag-bearer
CBC - July 21, 2016
Rosie MacLennan, the 2012 Olympic gold medallist in trampoline, will be Canada's flag-bearer at the opening ceremony for the Rio Olympics next month.

Gymnast Comaneci still the star 40 years after making Olympic history
Winnipeg Free Press - July 21, 2016
Every time she visits Montreal, Nadia Comaneci gets to relive her historic performance at the 1976 Olympics.

Comaneci: le retour de la reine
TVA Sports - July 21, 2016
«Je suis contente d’être de retour. J’ai beaucoup d’amis, il y a une grosse communauté roumaine ici. Je suis absolument à la maison», a dit celle qui a vécu dans la métropole en 1989-1990 lors d’une rencontre avec les médias, jeudi.

Orozco injures knee during Olympic training camp, withdraws from Olympic Team
USA Gymnastics - July 15, 2016
John Orozco of the Bronx, N.Y./Team Hilton (U.S. Olympic Training Center), injured his left knee on a horizontal bar dismount during the men’s Olympic Team Training Camp.

Gymnastics: Age is no barrier for Olympic gymnast warrior Chusovitina
Agence France Presse - July 19, 2016
Oksana Chusovitina is training for a record-breaking seventh Olympic Games that will see the Uzbek star become the oldest woman gymnast to compete at the age of 41.

Karmakar blazes the Olympic trail for Indian gymnastics
IOC - July 19, 2016
The first female gymnast from her country ever to qualify for the Olympic Games, India’s Dipa Karmakar picks out her main rivals in the vault at Rio 2016.

For Latynina, Olympic recognition came better late than never
Channel News Asia - July 21, 2016
When Larisa Latynina became the most decorated Olympian of all time at the 1964 Tokyo Games, having bowed her head 18 times over the course of three Games as medals were slipped around her neck, the Russian gymnast must have enjoyed all the fuss the record created.

Серебряный призер ОИ-2012 гимнастка Афанасьева завершает карьеру – тренер
RSport - July 21, 2016
Ксения Афанасьева завершает карьеру.

Quereda: "Las opciones de medalla son mucho más altas que en Londres"
Europa Press - July 21, 2016
Alejandra Quereda considera que sus opciones de conseguir medalla en los Juegos de Río del próximo mes "son mucho más altas que en Londres".

En route pour Rio : interview de Sébastien Martiny
FFGym - July 21, 2016
Retrouvez l'interview de Sébastien Martiny, trampoliniste qui représentera la France aux Jeux Olympiques.

South Africa’s Patterson Sets Sights On Olympic Finals
International Gymnast - July 20, 2016
As the first South African male gymnast to compete at the Olympic Games in 50 years, Ryan Patterson aims to advance to one or more finals at the Games.

La rítmica española, la que más arriesga
Practico Deporte - July 19, 2016
La seleccionadora española de gimnasia rítmica, Anna Baranova, aseguró que lo que distingue a su equipo es su capacidad de arriesgar.

FIG Supports Russian Gymnasts at Rio
International Gymnast - July 18, 2016
The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) called for Russia's gymnasts to not face any ban from the Olympic Games following the release of the McClaren Report on Monday.

Palesa Mohlamme awarded FIG Scholarship
SAGF - July 18, 2016
South Africa’s up and coming Rhythmic Gymnast, Palesa Mohlamme (NW) has been awarded an International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) Scholarship.

Rio 2016: Nathan Bailey earned his Olympic dream the hard way
Daily Echo - July 18, 2016
You make sure Team GB is represented in your sport at the Olympics for the first time in 12 years.

Rio Olympics 2016: Ultimate Guide to Gymnastics, Artistic, Rhythmic and Trampoline
Fox Sports - July 18, 2016
Before Rio 2016 gets underway, get the lowdown on everything you need to know about the gymnastics events.

Gymnastics coach wins Australian award
Central Telegraph - July 17, 2016
Revolution GymSports head coach Jenny Rowland is the latest recipient of one of Gymnastics Australia’s most prestigious national awards.

Max Whitlock heads to Rio and dreams that one day kids will be practising a gymnastic move named after him
Daily Mail - July 17, 2016
Max Whitlock is listing some of the greatest gymnastics moves in history.

Nadia still turning heads 40 years on from perfect 10
Reuters - July 17, 2016
She was once the ponytailed Romanian teenager excited at the thought of owning colored socks and eating bubble gum yet Nadia Comaneci went on to captivate the world.

Ray Zapata: «En gimnasia siempre se tiene miedo»
La Razon - July 17, 2016
Ray Zapata (Santo Domingo, 26/05/93) revisa las fotos para la entrevista y pide repetir alguna.

Olympics Special interview: The two squabbling sisters who are revolutionising British gymnastics
The Telegraph - July 16, 2016
Laughter rings out around the Notts Gymnastics Academy as Becky and Ellie Downie discuss their symbiotic, sometimes suffocating relationship.

Laurie Hernandez: 'sassy' young gymnast embracing Rio stage
Associated Press - July 16, 2016
Laurie Hernandez keeps insisting she's too young to know better.

Tomás González: "Tengo mucho que agradecer a la soledad"
La Tercera - July 16, 2016
La gran esperanza de medalla chilena charla distendido con La Tercera en España.

Rhythmic gymnast Staniouta mixes sporting prowess and artistic finesse
IOC - July 15, 2016
Belarusian rhythmic gymnast Melitina Staniouta took time out from her preparations for Rio to tell us about the magic of her sport.

THE FAB FIVE / Japan men’s gymnastics squad has eyes on 1st Olympic team gold since 2004
The Yomiuri Shimbun - July 13, 2016
Gymnastics star Kohei Uchimura is set to enter Rio de Janeiro as the men’s defending all-around Olympic champion.

Inside International Sports

More than 100,000 tickets sold in first four-and-a-half hours of ‘Super Thursday’
Rio 2016 - July 21, 2016
More than 100,000 tickets to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games were sold in the first four-and-a-half hours of ‘Super Thursday’ on 21 July, when the final large batch of tickets was released onto the market.

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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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