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Margarita Mamun sweeps in Minsk; Belarus defeats Russia in Rhythmic Group competition
FIG - May 24, 2016
The Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup series isn't a game of "anything you can do, I can do just as well" but Margarita Mamun and Yana Kudryavtseva are certainly making it seem like one.

Guatemala hosts 80th FIG Age Group Development Programme Camp
FIG - May 24, 2016
During 2011, the FIG Age Group Development and Competition Programme was unveiled and introduced in only two locations. The second of those was Guatemala.

Daniele Hypolito, South Americans shine in Sao Paulo
FIG - May 23, 2016
With three gold medals, Brazil's Daniele Hypolito was the star of the show at this weekend's Sao Paulo World Challenge Cup in Brazil.

 
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Gymnastics News


Rio Olympics, 2016: Australia's depleted artistic gymnastics presence to be decided this weekend, Lauren Mitchell and Larrissa Miller in the mix
The Age - May 26, 2016
Having missed the top-eight finish at last year's world championships that would have guaranteed it, the Australians had to place among the top four when their second chance came.

Oksana Chusovitina deviendra à Rio la doyenne des gymnastes aux JO
AFP - May 25, 2016
Elle a débuté sa carrière sous les couleurs de l'URSS et découvert les jeux Olympiques à Barcelone, en 1992.

There can be only one! Who will be our sole female gymnast in Rio?
SBS - May 25, 2016
Gymnastics coach Peggy Liddick is hoping to find a gymnast capable of winning Australia's first Olympic medal at this week's national titles.

Who are Louis Smith's biggest rivals for gold at European Gymnastics Championships?
Camebridge News - May 25, 2016
Louis Smith will be aiming to keep hold of his European pommel horse title this week in Switzerland.

Great Britain outshines rivals Russia; Bronze for the home nation
UEG - May 25, 2016
Review of the junior qualifications and the team finals at the 32nd Men’s Artistic Europeans

Gym coach seeks medal contender
Nine MSN - May 24, 2016
Australian gymnastics coach Peggy Liddick has just one pre-determined criterion heading into this week's national championships.

Gymnast Mitchell ready for nationals
AOC - May 23, 2016
Lauren Mitchell is not quite back to 100 per cent, but is confident she'll have enough to nab the one Rio Olympic spot on offer at this week's Australian Gymnastics Championships.

Germany's Toba Tumbles Toward Second Olympic Start
International Gymnast - May 23, 2016
German gymnast Andreas Toba told IG that he will need even more consistency and power in order to qualify for his second Olympic Games this summer.

Four years after Olympic gold, Gabby Douglas's reality remains riveting
The Washington Post - May 23, 2016
Gabby Douglas' performance at the 2012 London Olympics was among the more riveting stories of the Summer Games.

South Korea waits on vault champ Yang to prove fitness
Reuters - May 23, 2016
South Korea has given Olympic vault champion Yang Hak-seon some breathing room in his race to regain fitness.


Inside International Sports


Rio 2016 launches official song of Olympic Torch Relay
IOC - May 25, 2016
The song, “Life of a Traveller”, penned by Brazilian legend Luiz Gonzaga, has become the anthem of the Olympic Torch Relay for Rio 2016

Internet sensation Magá, icon of black pride and female empowerment, carries Rio 2016 Olympic Torch
Rio 2016 - May 25, 2016
Social media favourite chosen to carry the Olympic flame because of her message of diversity

Brazilian Minister of Health outlines health measures during visit to IOC
IOC - May 24, 2016
On the occasion of the 69th World Health Assembly currently taking place at the World Health Organisation (WHO) headquarters in Geneva, Brazilian Minister of Health Ricardo Barros paid a visit to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters this afternoon.

 
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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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