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FIG President Grandi strengthens ties with Russian Gymnastics Federation
FIG - April 23, 2015
On his way to SportAccord in Sochi (RUS) earlier this week, FIG President Bruno Grandi (ITA) stopped in Moscow to meet with Russian Gymnastics Federation President Vasily Titov and Irina Viner.

FIG recognises judges for excellence
FIG - April 22, 2015
After a thorough review of the judging at the World Championships and Youth Olympic Games in 2014, the FIG is pleased to be able to recognise more than 20 judges for excellent work during these events.

New FIG Headquarters rising in Lausanne (SUI)
FIG - April 21, 2015
Under a sunny spring sky, the groundplate for the new FIG Headquarters currently under construction was laid this past week on the Avenue de la Gare in Lausanne (SUI).

How Giulia Steingruber and Oleg Verniaiev won the 2015 European All-around titles
FIG - April 20, 2015
He had a bad leg. She had had a rough fall season. But Oleg Verniaiev (UKR) and Giulia Steingruber (SUI) were able to block out the distractions and put the past behind them to win historic European All-around titles this past weekend in Montpellier (FRA).

Cali, Colombian Gymnastics Federation welcome three-discipline Level 3 FIG Academy
FIG - April 20, 2015
The busy Colombian Gymnastics Federation hosted a “three-discipline” Level 3 academy in the city of Cali from April 8-15.

 
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Gymnastics News


Trampoline gymnastics rivalry between brothers hits new heights
Colorado Springs Gazette - April 24, 2015
Three gymnasts who know each other well will renew their rivalry with a spot in the 2015 Pan-American Games on the
...Saturday evening automatically qualify with the second spot determined by a USA Gymnastics committee. For the brothers, who hail from New Jersey,

British-born J'can gymnast gets nod to represent Jamaica
Jamaica Observer - April 23, 2015
KINGSTON, Jamaica – A British-born Jamaican gymnast has been granted permission to represent Jamaica as he aims to become the
...as a result of his dual-nationality after applying to the International Gymnastics Federation earlier this year. A three-time European and Commonwealth...

Tracie's back and staking a claim for SEA Games spot
The Star Online - April 23, 2015
KUALA LUMPUR: Trust national artistic gymnast Tracie Ang to bounce back when she takes a
...Guangzhou, China. Team manager Abdul Hadi Ahmad said that the Malaysian Gymnastics Federation (MGF) will finalise the SEA Games squad after a...

Medals for Belarus at Spring Cup in Szczecin
BelTA - April 23, 2015
MINSK, 23 April (BelTA) – The Belarusian national rhythmic gymnastics team took part in the international tournament, Spring Cup,
...Szczecin MINSK, 23 April (BelTA) The Belarusian national rhythmic gymnastics team took part in the international tournament, Spring Cup, in MINSK,

Nadia Comaneci: Simone Biles’ difficulty is almost equal to men
OlympicTalk - NBC Sports - April 22, 2015
Nadia Comaneci racked up airline miles last week, appearing at the Laureus World Sports Awards in Shanghai last Wednesday and the
which has been done by many men and for a while, according to USA Gymnastics. OlympicTalk: Can [Romanian World all-around silver medalist] Larisa...

Winning Two NCAA Titles, Samantha Peszek Ends Gymnastics Career In Style
Teamusa - April 22, 2015
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...gymnast Samantha Peszek after great success on the sport s biggest international and collegiate stages. After 21 years of her life revolving...

Deadly Downie sisters could be Team GB poster-girls for Rio Olympics
Hucknall Dispatch - April 22, 2015
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...for the next Olympic Games after another memorable tournament for the gymnastics girls. Ellie and Becky returned to their Hucknall home this...

Q&A: Alyssa Long
Inside Gymnastics Magazine - April 21, 2015
By Anna Rose Johnson Alyssa Long, age eighteen, is a member of the T&T U.S.
...member of the T&T U.S. National Team. At the 2014 USA Gymnastics Championships, she was the silver medalist in double-mini, and she was also...

AGU to provide more support to local gymnastics body
MSN Philippines News - April 21, 2015
© Provided by The Philippine Star Asian Gymnastics Union president Abdul Rahman Al-Shathri of Qatar vowed to extend more support to
...support to local gymnastics body © Provided by The Philippine Star Asian Gymnastics Union president Abdul Rahman Al-Shathri of Qatar vowed to...

Vitaly Scherbo weighs in on Kohei Uchimura
OlympicTalk - NBC Sports - April 20, 2015
Kohei Uchimura, the five-time reigning World all-around champion, has been asked who is the greatest gymnast in
...Barcelona 1992. Scherbo owns 10 career Olympic medals and 23 World Championships medals. Uchimura is well behind with five Olympic medals and...

Fruitful outing for national rhythmic gymnasts in Greece
The Star Online - April 20, 2015
PETALING JAYA: Malaysia’s SEA Games-bound group exercise team got their first taste of competition at the Kalamata Cup in Kalamata,
...need to improve the ribbons routine, said Petrina Low, the Malaysian Gymnastics Federation (MGF) vice-president and rhythmic technical chairman.

Son Yeon-jae joins rhythmic gymnastics national team
The Dong-A Ilbo (EN) - April 20, 2015
South Korean rhythmic gymnast Son Yeon-jae (Yonsei University, pictured) withdrew from the national team tryouts, but she will join
...treatment after she got an injury on her left ankle in the International Gymnastics Federation World Cup event in Bucharest, Romania, earlier this...

Bristol's Claudia Fragapane claims silver medal at European Gymnastics Championships
Bristol Post - April 19, 2015
CLAUDIA Fragapane, Becky Downie and Sam Oldham all won silver for Great Britain on the last day of the European Gymnastics Championships
Bristol's Claudia Fragapane claims silver medal at European Gymnastics Championships CLAUDIA Fragapane, Becky Downie and Sam Oldham all won silver...

Ginnastica, Europei artistica: Fasana quarta al corpo libero
La Gazzetta Dello Sport.it - April 19, 2015
Un'altra medaglia di legno dopo quella in generale per la 19enne comasca.
Ginnastica, Europei artistica: Fasana quarta al corpo libero Un'altra medaglia di legno dopo quella in generale per la 19enne comasca. "Purtroppo...

Verniaiev successfully defends parallel bars title as European Gymnastics Championships close in Montpellier
Inside the Games - April 19, 2015
Ukraine’s Oleg Verniaiev added to his growing medal collection today by successfully defending his parallel bars title.

Smith returns from retirement to claim gold at European Gymnastics Championships
Inside the Games - April 18, 2015
British stars were to the fore on the first day of individual apparatus finals at the European Gymnastics Championships at the Park&Suites Arena in Montpellier.

Steingruber, Vernyayev Win European Championships
International Gymnast - April 17, 2015
Giulia Steingruber (Switzerland) and Oleg Vernyayev (Ukraine) struck gold Friday at the European Championships in Montpellier.

European Gymnastics: Ellie Downie wins all-round medal
BBC Sport - April 17, 2015
Teenager Ellie Downie has won Great Britain's first ever women's all-round international medal, taking bronze at the European
...Downie has won Great Britain's first ever women's all-round international medal, taking bronze at the European Gymnastics The 15-year-old, from...


Inside International Sports


ASOIF General Assembly takes key decisions
ASOIF - April 23, 2015
Yesterday, at its meeting in Sochi, Russia, the General Assembly of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) ratified the decision taken by the ASOIF Council to suspend ASOIF's association with SportAccord with immediate effect.

Where sport won!
SportAccord - April 23, 2015
First edition of SportAccord Euronews Awards handed out in gala ceremony in Sochi

Storm brewing at SportAccord as IAAF revokes membership, Associations oppose Vizer
AIPS - April 20, 2015
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has confirmed its resignation from SportAccord on Monday afternoon in Sochi during the General Assembly of the SportAccord Convention.

UN Women name IOC President as "HeForShe"
IOC - April 20, 2015
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach has been named a "HeForShe". HeForShe is a solidarity campaign for gender equality established by UN Women.

IOC President announces ground-breaking educational service for elite athletes
IOC - April 17, 2015
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach today announced that the IOC will launch a free, online education service aimed specifically at Olympians, other elite athletes and their coaches.

Great honor for Ron Froehlich
IWGA - April 13, 2015
Ron Froehlich, Honorary Life President of the International World Games Association, has been named an Alabama Sports Hall of Fame Distinguished American Sportsman for 2015.

 
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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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