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Bolivia hosts a three-discipline Academy
FIG - September 20, 2016
The Bolivia Gymnastics Federation hosted a “three-discipline” Level 2 Academy in the city of Cochabamba on September 1-8, 2016.

John Aldridge, former member of the FIG medical commission, passes away
FIG - September 17, 2016
British doctor John Aldridge, former member of the FIG medical commission, has passed away.

 
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Gymnastics News


Rio Revisited: Skjerahaug Takes Aim At Final
International Gymnast - September 19, 2016
Norwegian gymnast Stian Skjerahaug joked that he just might make the 2016 Olympic pommel horse final "if everybody falls."

Com 15 medalhas, Brasil é destaque em Pan-Americanos de Ginástica Artística
CBG - September 18, 2016
Competições das categorias adulta e juvenil foram realizadas em Sucre, na Bolívia..

Dipa Karmakar Aims to Beat Simone Biles at Tokyo 2020 Olympics
NDTV Sports - September 18, 2016
Dipa Karmakar has said that she aspires to beat Olympic champion Simone Biles at the Tokyo Games in 2020.

Gymnastique artistique: Giulia Steingruber contrainte de renoncer aux Championnats suisses par équipes
STV-FSG - September 17, 2016
En raison d’une blessure au pied, la gymnaste Giulia Steingruber ne pourra pas participer aux Championnats suisses par équipes qui auront lieu du 24 au 25 septembre 2016.

Simone Biles' mom Nellie on keeping her daughter steady on the balance beam of life
ABC News - September 16, 2016
U.S. gymnastics superstar Simone Biles may have five Olympic medals swinging from her neck, but it's her mother Nellie Biles, who feels like the ultimate champion.

Valeri Liukin national team coordinator for USA Gymnastics
The Baltimore Sun - September 16, 2016
USA Gymnastics didn't look far for to find Martha Karolyi's successor as the leader of its powerhouse women's program.


Inside International Sports


Rome Mayor officially withdraws support for city's 2024 Olympic and Paralympic bid
Inside the Games - September 21, 2016
Rome's Mayor Virginia Raggi has officially withdrawn the city's support for the Italian capital's bid to host the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Cyber Hack Update: Data leak concerning 26 athletes from 10 countries and 12 sports
WADA - September 19, 2016
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) confirms that, again today, the cyber hacker Group “Fancy Bear” released a batch of confidential athlete data on their website.

Tokyo 2020 more committed than ever to successful Olympic and Paralympic Games, says chief executive
Inside the Games - September 17, 2016
Tokyo 2020 chief executive Toshirō Mutō has claimed japanese organisers are now more committed than ever to deliver the best possible Olympic and Paralympic Games in four years’ time.

 
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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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