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Morinari Watanabe joins the IOC’s newly launched Gender Equality Review Project
FIG - March 22, 2017
FIG President Morinari Watanabe has accepted an invitation from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to join its newly launched Gender Equality Review Project as a member of its Working Group.

Olympic champions, newcomers shine in AGF Trophy finals in Azerbaijan
FIG - March 22, 2017
Four Olympic champions and a host of talented newcomers took gold as the AGF Trophy, an FIG Individual Apparatus World Cup, event concluded Sunday in Baku (AZE).

The FIG introduces Rhythmic Gymnastics Age Group Programme in the Caribbean
FIG - March 21, 2017
Over the past three years, the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) developed an Age Group Development and Competition Programme for Rhythmic Gymnastics and is continuing to introduce it in training sessions around the world. On March 16-18, 2017, this programme was introduced to the Rhythmic Gymnastics leaders of the English language FIG member federations of the Caribbean.

2017 Gymnastics for All Colloquium sets stage for new ideas
FIG - March 21, 2017
Thirty participants representing 20 FIG member federations and all continental unions have registered for the 2017 Gymnastics for All Colloquium that will take place in the historic city of Tallinn (EST) March 23 to 26.

Tabea Alt, Oleg Verniaiev star at Stuttgart's DTB-Pokal World Cup weekend
FIG - March 20, 2017
With her first World Cup title, German Olympian Tabea Alt gave herself a memorable 17th birthday present Saturday, while Olympic Parallel Bars champion Oleg Verniaiev claimed his first All-around crown of the season at the EnBW DTB-Pokal in Stuttgart, the second of three FIG All-around World Cup events this year.

For your convenience, the FIG has compiled the following stories from a variety of sources but cannot guarantee their accuracy.

Gymnastics News

Olympic Champions headline Cluj Europeans!
UEG - March 23, 2017
Stars like Catalina Ponor, Larisa Iordache and Marian Dragulescu are sure to attract the attention of the Romanian fans.

Nadia Comaneci talks Dipa Karmakar and how gymnastics can succeed in a cricket-obsessed India
Scroll - March 22, 2017
The legendary gymnast spoke about the development of the sport, her Perfect 10 performance and more.

Veterans Ponor and Chusovitina headline World Cup in Doha
Gulf Times - March 21, 2017
A host of World and Olympic Champions will take centre stage when the 10th Artistic Gymnastics World Cup begins at the Aspire Dome from today.

Doha hosts Artistic Gymnastics World Cup
Bahrain News Agency - March 21, 2017
The 10th edition of the Artistic Gymnastics World Cup starts in Doha today in which many of the world's top talents will take part this year.

Watch Simone Biles’ top-scoring ‘Dancing with the Stars’ debut
NBC Sports - March 21, 2017
Simone Biles winked at Laurie Hernandez before her first performance on “Dancing with the Stars.”

Dipa Karmakar adds arrows to her quiver
Indian Express - March 20, 2017
Dipa Karmakar, India’s best gymnast, will aim for points on execution as she moves beyond the Prudunova to another vault.

Qatar eye gymnastics growth as top FIG event beckons
The Peninsular - March 19, 2017
Qatar are hoping their top thee gymnasts will be 'quick to learn and improve' when they compete against the world's best at next week's FIG ART World Cup.

Gymnastics: Catalina Ponor wins two gold medals at Baku’s World Cup competition
Romania Journal - March 19, 2017
Romanian woman gymnast Catalina Ponor has won on Sunday two gold medals in balance beam and floor events, at the World Cup competition in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Goede prestatie Rhodé van den Brink Op Internationale Trampolinewedstrijd
De Puttenaer - March 19, 2017
Afgelopen zaterdag vond in Aalsmeer de 22e editie plaats van de Flower Cup.

Chinese gymnast wins parallel bars title in FIG World Cup in Baku
Xinhua - March 18, 2017
Chinese male gymnast Liu Rongbin won the parallel bars gold medal at the World Cup in artistic gymnastics in Baku on Saturday.

Inside International Sports

Candidates named for ASOIF Council
ASOIF - March 21, 2017
The ASOIF General Assembly will vote on the allocation of four Council positions during its upcoming yearly meeting, to be held on 4 April 2017 in Aarhus, Denmark.

IOC takes a stand against discrimination and celebrates the power of sport to #FightRacism
IOC - March 21, 2017
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) joins the United Nations and many others in observing the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Media accreditation for The World Games 2017 is now open
IWGA - March 20, 2017
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About the FIG: The International Gymnastics Federation is the governing body for Gymnastics worldwide. It is the oldest established international federation of an Olympic sport 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 Gymnastics. It counts 148 national member federations and boasts a 30-person staff at its international seat in Lausanne (SUI), home of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

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