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Bruno Grandi nominated Honorary FIG President at closing of Congress
FIG - October 20, 2016
Bruno Grandi, who will step down at the end of 2016 after 20 years at the helm of the FIG, was named Honorary President at the conclusion of the 81st Congress on Thursday.

Outgoing FIG President Bruno Grandi honoured with IOC President’s trophy
FIG - October 20, 2016
Thomas Bach, President of the International Olympic Committee, paid a vibrant tribute to the outgoing FIG President Bruno Grandi during his address to the Federation’s Congress in Tokyo Wednesday, before presenting him with a special honour for his contribution to sport.

The FIG enters a new cycle with Morinari Watanabe as President
FIG - October 19, 2016
Morinari Watanabe (JPN) was named as the next President of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) Wednesday after a landslide election victory at the FIG Congress in Tokyo.

FIG President Bruno Grandi “proud to see such a large audience” at the opening of his last Congress in Tokyo
FIG - October 18, 2016
The 81st FIG Congress opened on Tuesday at the Hilton Tokyo Odaiba hotel in the presence of 117 member federations.

Decisions made by the FIG Executive Committee in Tokyo
FIG - October 17, 2016
The FIG Executive Committee made the following decisions at its meeting on October 16-17, 2016, in Tokyo prior to the General Assembly:

Namibia committed to Gymnastics coach education
FIG - October 17, 2016
The Namibia Gymnastics Federation hosted a Level 1 Academy for Aerobic Gymnastics in the city of Walvis Bay on October 3-10, 2016.

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Kunstturnen: Giulia Steingruber beendet Wettkampfsaison
STV-FSG - October 20, 2016
Die Kunstturnerin Giulia Steingruber verzichtet aufgrund ihrer Fussverletzung auf einen Start am Swiss Cup Zürich und am Memorial Gander. Die Gossauerin beendet somit ihre Wettkampfsaison vorzeitig.

Luciene Resende é reeleita para o Conselho da Federação Internacional de Ginástica
CBG - October 20, 2016
Presidente da Confederação Brasileira de Ginástica (CBG) contou com expressiva votação durante o Congresso da entidade internacional..

Newly-elected FIG President Watanabe targets 2018 World Cup event for first international use of 3D technology
Inside the Games - October 20, 2016
An FIG World Cup event in Tokyo in 2018 could be the first major international competition to use new 3D technology designed to aid judges with their scoring.

AGF representative elected member of International Federation of Gymnastics
Trend - October 20, 2016
Elections to the Appeal Tribunal of the International Federation of Gymnastics (FIG) took place on the second day of the 81st Congress held in Tokyo.

Qatar's Hitmi retains gymnastics world body executive post
Qatar Tribune - October 19, 2016
President of Qatar Gymnastics Federation (QGF) Ali Al Hitmi has retained his post as one of the seven members on the Executive Committee of the International Federation of Gymnastics (FIG).

FIG mit personellem Umbruch
DTB - October 19, 2016
Der Weltturnverband FIG hat bei seiner Generalversammlung in Tokio (JPN ) den erwarteten personellen Umbruch erfahren.

El japonés Morinari Watanabe liderará la Federación Internacional de Gimnasia
Agencia EFE - October 19, 2016
El japonés Morinari Watanabe resultó hoy elegido nuevo presidente de la Federación Internacional de Gimnasia (FIG) tras la votación realizada en el marco del congreso del organismo celebrado en Tokio.

Watanabe plébiscité pour présider la gym mondiale
Francs Jeux - October 19, 2016
Un plébiscite pour l’un, une terrible déconvenue pour l’autre. Le match à deux pour la présidence de la Fédération internationale de gymnastique (FIG) a tourné court.

Watanabe elected as head of int'l gymnastics federation
The Mainichi - October 19, 2016
Japan's Morinari Watanabe was elected as the president of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) at the world governing body's congress in Tokyo on Wednesday.

Ryzhenkov: Nellie Kim's election as FIG Vice President is a big success
Belarus News - October 19, 2016
The election of Olympic champion Nellie Kim as Vice President of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) is a great success for the Belarusian sport.

Baku to host 82nd FIG Congress in 2018
Azertag - October 19, 2016
The 82nd congress of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) will be held in Baku on December 2-3, 2018, as the General Assembly decided at its 81st congress held in Tokyo.

USA's Galimore, Butcher, Hunt, Froehlich elected to FIG leadership positions
USA Gymnastics - October 19, 2016
Four USA Gymnastics members were elected to serve in leadership positions with the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) at the recent 81st FIG Congress in Tokyo, Japan.

Japan's Watanabe elected president of gymnastics federation
AP - October 19, 2016
Morinari Watanabe of Japan was elected president of the International Gymnastics Federation on Wednesday, promising to usher in changes that will make gymnastics "the king of sports."

Aly Raisman said her Olympics success gave her a ‘more positive outlook’ on what’s next
Boston - October 18, 2016
"I think perseverance is really crucial and key if you want to be successful at anything in life," she said at the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Boston.

Trampolin-Alpencup und Gymnastik-Staatsmeister- schaft am kommenden Wochenende.
OeFT - October 18, 2016
Am kommenden Samstag, 22. Oktober 2016 wird in Wals bei Salzburg zum fünften Mal der internationale ÖFT-Alpencup im Trampolinspringen stattfinden.

Promising Christchurch gymnast Stella Ashcroft strikes gold in Namibia
Stuff - October 18, 2016
To describe Stella Ashcroft as beaming when she made a soft landing in Christchurch after competing at the Junior Commonwealth gymnastics championships in Namibia would be an understatement.

Bruno Grandi: 'We must strive to keep the joy in gymnastics'
AIPS - October 17, 2016
“I am sad to leave this federation, I dedicated my entire life to this sport and to a certain type of work in gymnastics."

Jorge Vega ocupa el puesto 13 del ranking de la Federación Internacional de Gimnasia
El Pais de los Jovenes - October 15, 2016
El gimnasta guatemalteco Jorge Vega se ha posicionado en el puesto 13 del ranking de la Federación Internacional de Gimnasia.

Canada wins 4 titles at Junior Commonwealth Gymnastics Championships
Gymnastics Canada - October 15, 2016
Five athletes from Quebec represented Canada this week at the Junior Commonwealth Gymnastics Championships and walked away with four titles.

Inside International Sports

IOC appoints four new members to its Athletes’ Commission
IOC - October 19, 2016
Following their candidature for the elections of the International Olympic Committee (IOC)’s Athletes’ Commission during the Olympic Games Rio 2016, and in consultation with the Chair, Angela Ruggiero, four Olympians have been appointed by the IOC President as members of the IOC Athletes’ Commission.

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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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