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Chile hosts FIG Age Group Development and Competition Programme
FIG - January 21, 2014
The Chile Gymnastics Federation hosted the first 2014 educational session and training camp for the introduction and understanding of the FIG Age Group Development and Competition Programme.

Germany's Sophie Scheder added to American Cup field
FIG - January 20, 2014
2013 World and European bars finalist Sophie Scheder (GER) completes the women's field for the 2014 American Cup to be held March 1 in Greensboro (USA).

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Gymnastics News

Gymnast Ellie keeps top accolade in the Downie family
Dispatch - January 24, 2014
A young Hucknall gymnast has landed the same top award that her older sister picked up six years ago.

Sellathurai Eager to Get Back on the Horse
International Gymnast Magazine Online - January 23, 2014
Three-time world pommel horse medalist Prashanth Sellathurai told IG he remains patient and eager as he recovers from surgery to repair an injured shoulder that hampered him throughout 2013.
...2013. Despite falling to eighth place on his specialty at last fall s world championships in Antwerp, the 27-year-old Sellathurai said the routine...

Interview with Shannon Miller
Double Double Gym Blog - January 23, 2014
Shannon Miller, now 36 years old, is the most successful gymnast in American History.

The L.A. Lights Rhythmic Gymnastics Tournament of Champions Brings World Renowned Olympic and World Champions to Los Angeles
Digital Journal - January 22, 2014

Utah gymnastics: Collegiate gymnasts competing on borrowed time
The Salt Lake Tribune - January 22, 2014
The impact of training from an early age is felt by college gymnasts when they hit their 20s.

Logo of European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Baku presented
Trend News - January 22, 2014
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 22 By Elmira Tariverdiyeva - Trend: The logo of the European Rhythmic Gymnastics Championship that will be held on June 13-15, 2014 in Baku, was presented at the last meeting of the event's organizing committee, Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation said on Jan.22.
...the event itself, but also the capital of Azerbaijan at the international level, the Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation said. A girl with a hoop...

AGU EC Meeting in Beijing – China on 18 January 2014
AGU - January 22, 2014
The first AGU EC meeting of the year 2014 was organised on January 18, 2014 in Beijing - China.

Olympian gymnast Beth Tweddle remains optimistic over the future of gymnastics
Sky Sports - January 22, 2014
Olympian gymnast Beth Tweddle remains optimistic over the future of gymnastics in Great Britain.

Interview with Icelandic National Team Member- Agnes Suto
Triple Twist Gym Blog - January 22, 2014
Icelandic gymnast Agnes Suto is a fan favorite among the gymternet and is a very active member herself through her tumblr blog- Project-Suto.

Pics from The Gabby Douglas Story - January 22, 2014
Lifetime TV has released photos from their upcoming film, The Gabby Douglas Story, which premieres Saturday, February 1, at 8pm ET/PT.

Große Turnnationen in Cottbus am Start
DTB - January 21, 2014
Das 38. Turnier der Meister in Cottbus wird auch diesmal die großen Turnnationen präsentieren.

First European Games
UEG - January 21, 2014
D-Day -500! From June 12th to 28th, 2015, the capital of Azerbaijan, Baku, will be the host of the first European Games.

Daniel Corral tendrá trabajos de recuperación física
Estadio - January 21, 2014
El entrenador del gimnasta señaló que Corral mostrará su mejor forma física en 2015, de cara a los Juegos de Río.

Kirsten Beckett (RSA): Hungry for More
Arabian Punch Front - January 19, 2014
Kirsten Beckett is a South African gymnast making a name for herself and her country in the elite gymnastics world.

Catching Up With 2008 Olympic Champion Gymnast Nastia Liukin
Yahoo! Voices - January 19, 2014
After becoming only the third American woman to win the Olympic All-Around gold medal, Nastia Liukin left the Beijing Olympics as the most decorated gymnast and became an instant household name.
I still really can't believe it. I owe so much to USA Gymnastics for not only supporting me throughout my career, but the continuous support...

Inside International Sports

Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee formally established
Tokyo 2020 - January 24, 2014
Headed by former Prime Minister of Japan Yoshiro Mori, the Tokyo Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (Tokyo 2020) was formally established on Friday.

Glasgow shortlisted as one of world's great sporting cities ahead of Commonwealth Games
Daily Record - January 22, 2014
THE city is competing against places such as New York, Dubai, Cape Town and Paris for the title of SportBusiness Ultimate Sports City 2014.
Glasgow has hosted a number of high-profile sporting events including the FIG Gymnastics World Cup in 2011 and 2012 , the 2013 World Youth Netball...

CGF set to address Commonwealth Games and governance concerns
Sport Business - January 22, 2014
The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) will meet on Friday to address concerns over a lack of bids to stage the 2022 Commonwealth Games.

Rio 2016 schedule “incredibly tight” - Bach
Sport Business - January 22, 2014
International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach has underlined that Rio de Janeiro’s preparation schedule for the 2016 Olympic Games is “incredibly tight” after staging a meeting with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff.
...underlined that Rio de Janeiro s preparation schedule for the 2016 Olympic Games is incredibly tight after staging a meeting with Brazilian President...

Bidding race begins for 2021 World Games
Sport Business - January 20, 2014
The International World Games Association (IWGA) has launched the bidding process for the 11th edition of the World Games multi-sport event in 2021.
...the guidelines for the second biggest global multi-sport event after the Olympic Games on its website, The first deadline in...







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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).