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Trampoline is coming home
FIG - October 24, 2014
Fifty years after the International Trampoline Federation (FIT) has been established and the inaugural Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships were staged in London's prestigious Royal Albert Hall, the discipline is returning to the homeland of its inventor George Nissen.

Read the latest World of Gymnastics magazine online!
FIG - October 22, 2014
The first part of the year has been exceptionally busy for international gymnastics with three major competitions - Aerobics Worlds in Cancun, Acrobatic Worlds in Levallois and, of course, the second Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing.

 
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Whitlock Looking For Great Results in Rio
International Gymnast - October 24, 2014
Great Britain's Max Whitlock is hoping to change the history books for his home country at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Medellín organizará una Copa Mundo de lujo
El Colombiano - October 24, 2014
El certamen fue presentado ante los medios de comunicación. Vendrán figuras de 13 países. Inversión de 800 millones de pesos.
para recibir 32 hombres y 18 mujeres bien ranqueados por la Federación Internacional de Gimnasia, entre ellos el brasileño Diego Hypolito, número...

Glasgow the venue for World Gymnastics Championships
The Scotsman - October 24, 2014
If ever proof was required of the legacy for Glasgow of the 2014 Commonwealth Games, it was to be seen on the faces of dozens of
...the SSE Hydro. The decision by the Federation of International Gymnastics to award the 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships to Glasgow...

Nile Wilson out of Glasgow World Cup after surgery
UK Wired News - October 24, 2014
England's Commonwealth champion Nile Wilson will miss the Glasgow World Cup gymnastics event in December after having surgery on a
...round, his previous success suggested he was a stronger medal prospect. British Gymnastics insisted at the time that the move was in the best interests...

A golden girl in Glasgow, Fragapane proves a little can go a long way
Herald Scotland - October 23, 2014
Claudia Fragapane's ascent has been as unexpected as it was dramatic.

Glasgow: 2015 World Gymnastics
KeirRadnedge.com - October 23, 2014
ONE YEAR TO GO UNTIL 2015 WORLD GYMNASTICS CHAMPIONSHIPS Yet another of the world’s most prestigious sporting events is set to come
...World Cup events. The decision by the Federation of International Gymnastics (FIG) to award the 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships...

Nastia Liukin says 'you can't compare' Biles to any other gymnast
IndyStar - October 23, 2014
Nastia Liukin returned Wednesday to Indianapolis, which was her launching pad to Olympic glory.
...modeled and made TV guest appearances, In 2009, she partnered with USA Gymnastics for the Nastia Liukin Cup, a series of meets for junior gymnasts.

Gymnastics Canada and Montreal bidding for 2017 artistic gymnastics world championships
Gymnastics Canada (EN) - October 21, 2014
Gymnastics Canada and Montreal bidding for 2017 artistic gymnastics world championships OTTAWA -- If Canadian organizers get the green light...

USA Gymnastics awards 2015 USA Gymnastics Championships to Greensboro, N.C.
Around The Rings - October 21, 2014
Greensboro, N.C.
USA Gymnastics awards 2015 USA Gymnastics Championships to Greensboro, N.C. Greensboro, N.C., will host the 2015 USA Gymnastics Championships,

Mondiaux de gymnastique 2017: Montréal va de l'avant
LaPresse.ca - October 21, 2014
...Québec, a officiellement déposé la candidature de Montréal auprès de la Fédération internationale de gymnastique (FIG), vendredi. La FIG doit...

Iordache: 'I Didn't Choose Gymnastics - It Chose Me'
International Gymnast Magazine Online - October 19, 2014
Romanian star Larisa Iordache, who won two silver medals at the recent world championships in Nanning, is looking ahead to next
Iordache: 'I Didn't Choose Gymnastics - It Chose Me' Romanian star Larisa Iordache, who won two silver medals at the recent world championships...

Chinese sports legend Li Xiaopeng becomes newest Laureus Ambassador
Yahoo Malaysia Sports - October 18, 2014
One of the world’s greatest gymnasts Li Xiaopeng has been named the newest Ambassador for the Laureus Sport for Good Foundation.
...the parallel bars and the vault, so much so that the International Gymnastics Federation named two moves after him the Li Xiaopeng hop in vault...

45th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships
Worldtempus - October 17, 2014
Longines celebrates elegance and performance at the 45th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning.

Biles poised to leap into Rio spotlight
GlobalPost - October 17, 2014
By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - Her training headquarters is a small warehouse in Spring, Texas, but bigger things are expected
The powerfully-built 4-foot-9 American is back from Nanning, China, where last weekend she won four world championship gold medals including...

GB gymnast Max Whitlock aims to make Olympic history in Rio
BBC Sport - October 17, 2014
Gymnast Max Whitlock could make British history at the Rio Olympics after winning all-around World silver, according to Beth Tweddle.
...success was important not only for his own confidence but also that of British Gymnastics. He was their sole World medallist in 2014 and, without...

2014 SPORTSWOMAN OF THE YEAR INDIVIDUAL SPORT AWARD: SIMONE BILES
Women's Sports Foundation - October 16, 2014
Gymnastics is a sport of inevitable comparisons.

Larisa Iordache: The rise of the 'new Nadia Comaneci'
CNN - October 16, 2014
It's 25 years since the end of Communist rule in Romania, and its production line of gymnasts continues to generate champions.


Inside International Sports


Olympic Agenda 2020 discussions culminate in 20 + 20 recommendations
AIPS MEDIA - October 24, 2014
The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee after the meeting in Montreux.
...discussions culminate in 20 + 20 recommendations The Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee after the meeting in Montreux.(Photo:IOC)

Final Destination: Lima, Peru
IWGA - October 23, 2014
The International World Games Association has assessed the bids from three potential host cities for The World Games 2021.

IOC grants provisional recognition to Kosovo Olympic Committee
Olympic.org - October 22, 2014
The Executive Board (EB) of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today granted provisional recognition to the Kosovo Olympic
weightlifting, modern pentathlon **Wrestling, boxing, curling, taekwondo, gymnastics, skiing, handball ### The International Olympic Committee is a not-for-profit...

Kosovo set to compete at Rio 2016 after granted Olympic recognition
Inside the Games - October 22, 2014
Provisional recognition has been granted to Kosovo by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), meaning athletes from the country are set to compete at Rio 2016.

U.S. Sports Chiefs Back Birmingham World Games Bid
Around The Rings - October 17, 2014
(ATR) Existing facilities and distinct hospitality build Birmingham, Alabama a strong bid for the 2021 World Games.
...Fame. "Southern hospitality really lives in Birmingham," Steve Penny, USA Gymnastics president and CEO, told ATR during the reception. "They take...


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