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Russian Rhythmic gymnasts repeat golden sweep at Youth Olympic Games
FIG - August 27, 2014
Top qualifiers Irina Annenkova (RUS) and the Group of Russia won gold at the Nanjing 2014 Rhythmic Gymnastics Individual and Group All-around finals respectively to repeat their country's golden sweep at the initial Youth Olympic Games at Singapore 2010.

FIG President: We need to create a Youth Olympic Festival!
FIG - August 28, 2014
FIG President Prof. Bruno Grandi (ITA), who has been witnessing all Artistic, Trampoline and Rhythmic Gymnastics competitions at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games, reflects on the format of the YOG and speaks about his concerns with regard to junior gymnasts in this exclusive interview.

Equipment manufacturer Taishan sanctioned
FIG - August 27, 2014
Taishan Sports Equipment Co., Ltd has been sanctioned for breaching the FIG Code of Auto Discipline, an FIG Disciplinary Committee found following an investigation of the Chinese equipment manufacturer.

Pan Am Games berths on the line for Artistic gymnasts in Mississauga
FIG - August 29, 2014
An impressive international field, including numerous 2012 Olympians, is lining up for the Pan American Championships this weekend in Mississauga (CAN).

Passion keeps Rhythmic gymnast Laura Zeng spinning towards success
FIG - August 29, 2014
Although Laura Yihan Zeng's (USA) lead in the Rhythmic Gymnastics Individual All-around qualifications at Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium on Tuesday was fleeting, she savoured the moment as a reward for her passionate dedication.

Edna Garcia Amor savours competition beyond the score
FIG - August 27, 2014
Mexico’s Edna Maryel Garcia Amor did not make it to the final in the Individual All-around for Rhythmic Gymnastics, but this didn’t stop her from enjoying the competition.

Uzbek gymnasts have a sisterly bond
FIG - August 26, 2014
Rhythmic gymnasts who perform in the group event have just over two minutes to demonstrate that they can move in synchrony with each other. And if the sport was all about understanding your teammates on the floor, the Uzbek gymnasts would be unstoppable.

BBC's 'Tumble' a reality hit among viewers
FIG - August 25, 2014
As it flips into its fourth week on the BBC, gymnastics reality series "Tumble" is receiving high marks from its TV audience.

 
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Gymnastics News


Gymnasts To Make Debut At Sr Pan Am Championships
Tribune 242 - August 29, 2014
Gymnastics Federation of the Bahamas gymnasts are expected to compete in the 2014 Senior Pan American Championships August 25 to September 1 in Mississauga, just outside of Toronto, Canada. This represents the first time Bahamians will be competing in such a prestigious event.

Gymnastics: Dipa racing against time to be fully fit
India Today - August 29, 2014
Dipa Karmakar has been hogging the limelight ever since her bronze-medal winning feat at the Commonwealth Games. At Glasgow, she became India's first woman gymnast to win a CWG medal. Dipa is looking forward to carry on her form at the Asian Games but she is racing against time to be fully fit.

Mustafina Recaptures Russian Cup Title
International Gymnast Magazine - August 29, 2014
World and Olympic champion Aliya Mustafina recaptured her all-around title at the 2014 Russian Cup, which kicked off Wednesday in Penza.

Ignatyev Wins Russian Cup Men's Title
International Gymnast Magazine - August 28, 2014
Nikita Ignatyev captured the men's all-around title Wednesday evening as the 2014 Russian Cup continued in Penza.

USA Gymnastics (via noodls) / Vote for Biles for WSF Sportswoman of the Year
Noodls - August 28, 2014
Reigning U.S.
USA Gymnastics (via noodls) / Vote for Biles for WSF Sportswoman of the Year Reigning U.S. and World all-around champion Simone Biles of Spring,

John Orozco: Destination World Championships
Teamusa - August 27, 2014
| Aug. 27, 2014, 12:35 p.m.
John Orozco: Destination World Championships | Aug. 27, 2014, 12:35 p.m. | Aug. 27, 2014, 12:35 p.m. (ET) Before heading to the P&G Gymnastics...

Laura Zeng Hopes To Lead Rhythmic Revolution
Teamusa - August 27, 2014
| Aug. 27, 2014, 9:56 a.m.
Laura Zeng Hopes To Lead Rhythmic Revolution | Aug. 27, 2014, 9:56 a.m. | Aug. 27, 2014, 9:56 a.m. (ET) NANJING, China -- Laura Zeng has learned...

New President Vows To Breathe Life Into Gymnastics
The Gleaner - August 27, 2014
Newly elected president of the Jamaica Gymnastics Association (JaGA), Nicole Grant, says her administration is exactly what Jamaica needs to grow the sport into a bigger, better and more traditionally accepted event islandwide.

Dominique Moceanu Says Son’s Gymnastics Skills Are ‘Impressive’
People Magazine - August 27, 2014
The very first time Olympic gymnast Dominique Moceanu saw her 5-year-old son Vincent Michael do a back handspring, she was blown away.

USA Gymnastics names U.S. Junior Men’s National Team
Boxscore News - August 26, 2014
Photo courtesy USA Gymnastics.
USA Gymnastics names U.S. Junior Men s National Team Photo courtesy USA Gymnastics. Photo courtesy USA Gymnastics. USA GYMNASTICS: PITTSBURGH,

Watts wins U.S. Junior gymnastics title
Richmond Times-Dispatch (AP) - August 26, 2014
Watts collects four individual medals, U.S.
...said. It was a great night for both of us. Watts, Baker and Justus were named by USA Gymnastics to the 13-member U.S. Junior Men s National team.

Sam Mikulak rallies for US gymnastics title
The Ledger Independent - August 25, 2014
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Sam Mikulak isn't much on regret.
Sam Mikulak rallies for US gymnastics title PITTSBURGH (AP) Sam Mikulak isn't much on regret. PITTSBURGH (AP) Sam Mikulak isn't much on regret.

U.S. Gymnast Lexie Priessman Fights Though Adversity To Compete
PressBoxOnline.com - August 25, 2014
With the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro less than two years away, U.S. women's senior gymnast Lexie Priessman continues to fight through adversity to fulfill her lifelong dream of making the U.S. women's Olympic team.
...by 2008 Olympic individual all-around gold medalist Nastia Liukin and USA Gymnastics. Priessman's resolve during the Nastia Liukin Cup was tested...

Tracie not giving up on world meet hopes
The Star Online - August 25, 2014
PETALING JAYA: Tracie Ang is on active rest but she is not giving up hope to compete at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning, China from Oct 3-12.
There is no confirmation yet on the Worlds but I heard the Malaysian Gymnastics Federation might be sending three gymnasts so I have something to...

Azerbaijani gymnasts shine at Baltic Cup
AzerNews - August 25, 2014
By Sara Rajabova Azerbaijani gymnasts successfully represented their country in a tournament in Poland.
...gymnastics finished in the Polish town of Rumia on August 24, Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation said. Leader of the national team Marina Durunda showed...

Raisman to return
Boston Herald (AP) - August 25, 2014
PITTSBURGH — Aly Raisman knows the doubters are out there.
...after her 2008 appearance. Their work with Sacramone has impressed USA Gymnastics national team coordinator, Marta Karolyi. Mihai, Silvia and...

Burke, Watts win junior men’s all-around titles at 2014 P&G Gymnastics Championships
Boxscore News - August 25, 2014
Photos courtesy USA Gymnastics © John Cheng USA Gymnastics: PITTSBURGH, Pa., Aug.
...s all-around titles at 2014 P&G Gymnastics Championships Photos courtesy USA Gymnastics © John Cheng USA Gymnastics: PITTSBURGH, Pa., Aug. 24,

Gymnasts selected for Asiad without tournament
Myrepublica.com - August 25, 2014
SANJEEV KUMAR SHAH KATHMANDU, Aug 24: Gymnastics selection tournament has not been held so far, but some gymnasts have reportedy
...(NOC) President Dhruba Bahadur Pradhan and registered with the International Olympic Committee (IOC). While the Nepal Gymnastics Association...

USA Gymnastics names U.S. Teams for 2014 World Championships, Senior Pan American Championships
Boxscore News - August 25, 2014
Photo courtesy USA Gymnastics.
USA Gymnastics names U.S. Teams for 2014 World Championships, Senior Pan American Championships Photo courtesy USA Gymnastics. Photo courtesy...

Miller and Moceanu on gymnastics today
Full Twist - August 25, 2014
By Anna Rose Johnson It’s undeniable that gymnastics has gone through a lot of change over the decades.
Social networks, blogs, YouTube, and message boards pertaining to gymnastics demonstrate that the passion for this great sport is alive and well.

Kerber claims two more Rhythmic Gymnastic Golds at Pan Am Championships
Boxscore News - August 25, 2014
Photo courtesy USA Gymnastics © Steve Lange USA Gymnastics: TORONTO, Aug. 23, 2014 – Jazzy Kerber of Highland Park, Ill.
...claims two more Rhythmic Gymnastic Golds at Pan Am Championships Photo courtesy USA Gymnastics © Steve Lange USA Gymnastics: TORONTO, Aug. 23,

Yoder finishes seventh on Pommel Horse at 2014 Youth Olympic Games
Boxscore News - August 25, 2014
Photo courtesy USA Gymnastics © John Cheng USA Gymnastics: NANJING, China, Aug. 23, 2014 – Alec Yoder of Indianapolis, Ind.
...finishes seventh on Pommel Horse at 2014 Youth Olympic Games Photo courtesy USA Gymnastics © John Cheng USA Gymnastics: NANJING, China, Aug.

Upcoming events up ahead of Worlds 2014
Full Twist - August 25, 2014
A little look at what is coming our way ahead of the 2014 Artistic World Championships – via the FIG Calendar of events.
and Max Whitlock (GBR) - according to the Italian Gymnastics Federation Event: 26th International Bosphorus Tournament Level: Junior & Senior...

Raisman's Olympic comeback on track for Rio
Boxscore News - August 25, 2014
Photo courtesy USA Gymnastics © John Cheng By Jo-Ann Barnas USA Gymnastics: PITTSBURGH – August 23, 2014 - At the ground level of it all, Aly Raisman’s decision to return to training with an eye on the 2016 Rio Olympics is rooted in competitiveness.
Raisman's Olympic comeback on track for Rio Photo courtesy USA Gymnastics © John Cheng By Jo-Ann Barnas USA Gymnastics: PITTSBURGH August 23,

Hano named to 2014 US Senior Pan Am Championships Gymnastics Team
Boxscore News - August 25, 2014
Photo courtesy USA Gymnastics © John Cheng USA Gymnastics: PITTSBURGH, Pa., Aug. 24, 2014 – Felicia Hano of Costa Mesa, Calif.
...named to 2014 US Senior Pan Am Championships Gymnastics Team Photo courtesy USA Gymnastics © John Cheng USA Gymnastics: PITTSBURGH, Pa., Aug.

Mikulak repeats as senior men’s all-around champion at 2014 P&G Gymnastics Championships
Boxscore News - August 25, 2014
Photo courtesy USA Gymnastics © John Cheng USA Gymnastics: PITTSBURGH, Pa., Aug. 24, 2014 – Sam Mikulak of Corona del Mar, Calif.
...s all-around champion at 2014 P&G Gymnastics Championships Photo courtesy USA Gymnastics © John Cheng USA Gymnastics: PITTSBURGH, Pa., Aug. 24,


Inside International Sports


Nanjing Games delivers legacy of fun, learning and innovation
FIG - August 29, 2014
There's an old cliche coaches sometimes use when a match doesn't quote go to plan - "sport was the winner."

World Anti-Doping Agency adds to banned substances list
FIG - August 28, 2014
The World Anti-Doping Agency announced Thursday that it is adding three substances to its 2014 Prohibited List.


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