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President Watanabe: “I want New Zealand’s Gymnastics to grow tall, like its beautiful trees”
FIG - January 18, 2017
Two weeks after officially taking the helm of the FIG, new President Morinari Watanabe made his first visit to a member federation in his new role with a trip on January 14 to New Zealand.

Acrobatic Gymnastics judges prepare for 2017-2020 cycle in Warsaw
FIG - January 18, 2017
The Polish Gymnastic Association hosted the 2017 – 2020 Intercontinental Judges’ Course for Acrobatic Gymnastics in the capital city Warsaw from January 10 – 13, 2017.

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Gymnastics News

Daniel Keatings retires - exclusive interview
British Gymnasics - January 20, 2017
One gymnast who played a big part in helping GB become one of the sport’s power houses is Huntingdon’s Dan Keatings.

Gymnastics coach Zhu Xiaoping dies after battle with cancer
Today online - January 19, 2017
Despite her illness, Zhu led rhythmic gymnastics team to first-ever SEA Games gold.

コナミスポーツクラブ体操競技部 山室、田中、加藤の3名が日本スポーツ賞「オリンピック特別賞」を受賞
JPubb - January 19, 2017

Laurie Hernandez explains wink, nervous Olympic moments in book excerpt
NBC Sports - January 19, 2017
Two of Laurie Hernandez‘s most memorable moments in Rio were mouthing “I got this” and winking at judges.

Ginnastica, Vanessa Ferrari prosegue con il recupero: tornerà all’arrembaggio? Che caparbietà in palestra dopo l’operazione e le Olimpiadi
OA Sport - January 18, 2017
Vanessa Ferrari crede fermamente nella possibilità di poter recuperare la piena forma fisica.

Natalia García, con “ganas y fuerzas” para Tokio 2020
Mujer y deporte - January 18, 2017
Natalia García ha encontrado en su deseo de ser olímpica en Tokio 2020 “las ganas y las fuerzas” para seguir en la élite un ciclo más...

Simone Biles discusses new book, Houston, Olympics
Houston Chronicle - January 18, 2017
Simone Biles, the most decorated gymnast in American history, visited Katy Mills Mall Tuesday night to promote her recently published book, "Courage to Soar."

Douglas named to President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition
USA Gymnastics - January 18, 2017
Three-time Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas was named to the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition today by President Barack Obama.

渡辺新会長ら体操の祝う会 「選手が輝ける世界つくる」
Chunichi - January 18, 2017

BLAZING A TRAIL / Olympic gymnast Uchimura turns pro with determination
The Japan News - January 18, 2017
Legendary gymnast Kohei Uchimura celebrated the New Year as Japan’s first professional gymnast.

Raising the bar
Dohastadiumplusqatar - January 18, 2017
Gymnastics is a relatively new sport in Qatar, but its governing body has come in for special praise for its way of functioning.

Judges’ course under way in Doha
Dohastadiumplusqatar - January 18, 2017
A total of 40 judges are taking part in the International Gymnastics Federation women’s artistic judges’ course which started in Doha last Sunday.

Перспективы гимнастических видов спорта
UZA - January 17, 2017
В постановлении Президента нашей страны Шавката Мирзиёева «О мерах по дальнейшему развитию гимнастических видов спорта в Республике Узбекистан» ...

Sinai Says: Retiring Rivkin’s legacy linked to future of rhythmic gymnastics in Israel
The Jerusalem Post - January 17, 2017
There are, however, very few athletes who have had such a profound impact on their sport as the one Rivkin has had on rhythmic gymnastics in Israel.

Natalya Kuzmina: "Development of gymnastics in Azerbaijan can serve as example for other countries"
Vestnik Kavkaza - January 17, 2017
The President of the FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics Technical Committee, Natalya Kuzmina, told Vestnik Kavkaza about the main trends of development of rhythmic gymnastics in Azerbaijan and in the world.

Erfolgreichste TurnGala aller Zeiten
STB - January 16, 2017
Knapp 50.000 Besucher hatten in 14 Städten die Auftritte unter dem Motto „BODIES AND BEATS“ gesehen.

Nile Wilson update
British Gymnastics - January 13, 2017
Rio 2016 high bar bronze medallist Nile Wilson has sustained an injury to his left ankle in training.

Kunstturnen: Erfolgreiche Fussoperation von Giulia Steingruber
STV-FSG - January 13, 2017
Giulia Steingruber wurde am Dienstag, 10. Januar 2017 erfolgreich am rechten Fuss operiert.

Inside International Sports

IOC and Alibaba Group launch historic long-term partnership as Alibaba becomes Worldwide Olympic Partner through 2028
IOC - January 19, 2017
Breakthrough partnership will support the IOC and the Olympic Movement achieve Olympic Agenda 2020 vision in a new digital era

Historic visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping emphasises strong ties with IOC
IOC - January 18, 2017
IOC President Thomas Bach welcomed Chinese President Xi Jinping to The Olympic Museum today, in what is the first visit by a Chinese Head of State to the IOC.

ASOIF and IFs hold productive talks with Chinese Olympic Committee
ASOIF - January 17, 2017
ASOIF President Francesco Ricci Bitti led a landmark meeting in Lausanne, where he welcomed a delegation from the Chinese Sports Ministry and Olympic Committee.

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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 148 national member federations and boasts a 30-person staff at its international seat in Lausanne (SUI), host city of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

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