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Mexico hosts the 170th FIG Academy
FIG - July 18, 2014
The Gymnastics Federation of Mexico hosted a Level 2 FIG Academy for Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics on July 6-13, 2014.

Following the leaders: Q and A with World Mixed Pairs champ Revaz Gurgenidze (RUS)
FIG - July 17, 2014
Since his debut in Age Group competition at the 2001 World Acrobatic Championships, the ponytailed, passionate Revaz Gurgenidze (RUS) has commanded attention on the floor as one half of Russia's always dynamic, dramatic Mixed Pairs couples.

World Gymnaestrada organisers celebrate one-year-to-go milestone
FIG - July 15, 2014
Saturday marked the one-year-to-go milestone for the 15th World Gymnaestrada in Helsinki, and Finnish organisers celebrated the occasion with promotional activities in the host city.

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Gymnastics News

Canada confirms roster for Commonwealth Games
Parksville Qualicum News - July 18, 2014

Gymnasts brace up for challenge against all odds
The Times Of India - July 18, 2014
NEW DELHI: Ashish Kumar's silver medal and a bronze in the 2010 Commonwealth Games followed by another silver medal in the Guangzhou Asian Games was supposed to be the turning point for the sport in the country.
...grassroots level. What made it worse was the de-recognition of the Gymnastics Federation of India (GFI) by the sports ministry in August 2012 due...

Six Senior U.S. Titles won at 2014 USA Gymnastics Championships
Boxscore News - July 18, 2014
— Six U.S. titles were won on the first day of the 2014 USA Gymnastics Championships at the KFC Yum!
...held at both the KFC Yum! Center and Kentucky International Convention Center, the USA Gymnastics Championships is the national championships...

Zeng wins junior ball, hoop titles at 2014 USA Gymnastics Championships
Boxscore News - July 18, 2014
— Laura Zeng of Libertyville, Ill.
where competition continues today in trampoline, rhythmic gymnastics and acrobatic gymnastics. With competition held at both the KFC Yum! Center...

Keatings on Commonwealth Games: 'There Is Definitely High Motivation'
International Gymnast - July 17, 2014
British Olympian Daniel Keatings told IG that representing his native Scotland at the Commonwealth Games offers him a challenge comparable to the sport’s most prestigious competitions.

Gymnasts Keep Fingers Crossed as Selection Controversy Rages
The New Indian Express - July 17, 2014
Less than a week is left for the 2014 Commonwealth Games to get underway and India’s artistic men gymnasts are yet to receive official confirmation or clearance about their participation.

Q&A with USA trampoline star Logan Dooley
The Courier-Journal - July 16, 2014
Logan Dooley, one of America's top hopes in the trampoline on the national stage, is in Louisville for this week's USA Gymnastics Championships at KFC Yum!
...national stage, is in Louisville for this week's USA Gymnastics Championships at KFC Yum! Center and the Kentucky International Convention Center.

2013 World Medalists Biles, Ross Headline Field At 2014 Secret U.S. Classic
USA Gymnastics - July 16, 2014
2013 World all-around and floor exercise champion Simone Biles of Spring, Texas/World Champions Centre, 2012 Olympic team gold-medalist and three-time 2013 World silver-medalist Kyla Ross of Aliso Viejo, Calif./Gym-Max Gymnastics, and 2013 World team member Brenna Dowell of Odessa, Mo./GAGE, headline the field at the 2014 Secret U.S. Classic in Hoffman Estates, Ill., Aug. 2.

Commonwealth Games: Australian gymnastics set to thrive despite injury crisis, says coach Greg Corsiglia
ABC - July 16, 2014
Australia's men's gymnastics head coach Greg Corsiglia remains confident his inexperienced team can push for medals at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games.

Australia's rhythmic gymnastics team ready to win in Glasgow
Gymnastics Australia - July 16, 2014
Australia's rhythmic gymnastics team is ready to challenge the country's Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games medal heist, which included rhythmic gymnastics team gold, at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games next week.

Gabby Douglas, Liang Chow part
ESPN - July 16, 2014
Associated Press Olympic champion Gabby Douglas' comeback is moving forward without coach Liang Chow.
...before nationals in Pittsburgh from August 21-24. Douglas can petition USA Gymnastics for a spot in nationals, which would be a mere formality.

No telling how Malaysian gymnasts will fare in Glasgow
The Star Online - July 15, 2014
KUALA LUMPUR: National artistic gymnastics coach Nataliya Sinkova believes it’s difficult to predict Malaysia’s chances at next week’s Glasgow Commonwealth Games.
...Malaysian gymnasts will fare in Glasgow KUALA LUMPUR: National artistic gymnastics coach Nataliya Sinkova believes it s difficult to predict...

Jordyn Wieber ‘still deciding’ on gymnastics return
NBC - July 15, 2014
Olympic champion gymnast Jordyn Wieber hasn’t competed since the London Games. It’s going to stay that way for at least the near future.

Glasgow 2014 Games to be streamed live on YouTube for first time
STV - July 15, 2014
The Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games will be streamed live on YouTube for the public to watch online.

Commonwealth Comeback Pace Surprises Australia's Miller
International Gymnast - July 15, 2014
2012 Australian Olympian Larrissa Miller told IG she surprised herself by earning a berth to the Commonwealth Games after a strong showing at the Australian championships in May.

Foundation Course Success in KZN
SAGF - July 15, 2014
The South African Gymnastics Federation has hosted their 3rd Foundation of Gymnastics Course.

Broken bones no obstacle for 'grandma' of gymnastics team
Sydney Morning Herald - July 14, 2014
Olivia Vivian’s path to the Glasgow Commonwealth Games has not been easy.

Gosford Gymnastics crowned Australian Gym4Life Champion Team
Gymnastics Australia - July 14, 2014
Last weekend 188 participants aged from 5 to 85, from 13 teams and five states came together in Byron Bay to be part of a true Gymnastics for All festival which was based on the principles of fun, fitness, fundamentals and friendship!

Glasgow Bound- The Blackflips (NZ Women's Gymnastics)
I FLIP for Gymnastics - July 14, 2014
Five young ladies from the Christchurch School of Gymnastics left for Glasgow yesterday, en route to the 2014 Commonwealth Games, undoubtedly the biggest event of their lives so far.

Biles or Douglas?
Full Twist - July 14, 2014
The summer of 2014 is going to be one of the most exciting in recent U.S. gymnastics history.
Simone won the senior all-around verification gold medal. USA Gymnastics never reveals details about unofficial camp competitions, but based...

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30 days Countdown to Youth Olympic Games Celebration Activities
Nanjing 2014 - July 17, 2014
17 July 2014 is the 30th day, counting down to the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games (Nanjing 2014).






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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).