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13/09/2017

Looking toward the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Montreal

As the Olympic Stadium in Montreal prepares to welcome the 2017 World Championships from 2-8 October, Wednesday, 13 September marked an important moment for the athletes as the day the draw that determines the starting order for the competition was held.

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15/08/2017

See one of Simone Biles’s leotards at the Olympic Museum!

One year to the day after Simone Biles won her fourth Olympic medal in Rio, a piece of her Olympic kit is being proudly displayed at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne.

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15/02/2017

Simone Biles named Sportswoman of the Year at Laureus World Sports Awards

Four-time Rio Olympic champion Simone Biles (USA), who has been dominating Women’s Artistic Gymnastics in the past cycle, was named World Sportswoman of the Year at the annual Laureus World Sports Awards ceremony Tuesday night in Monaco.

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11/01/2017

Olympic champions Verniaiev, Kato head up 2017 American Cup field

The presence of 2016 Olympic gold medallists Oleg Verniaiev (UKR) and Ryohei Kato (JPN) at the American Cup adds an element of suspense to the first competition of the 2017 FIG All-around World Cup series March 4 in Newark, just outside New York City.

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04/01/2017

Olympic champ Biles first gymnast to be named AIPS Athlete of the Year

Four-time Olympic champion Simone Biles was named the Best Female Athlete of 2016 by the International Sports Press Association (AIPS), following a poll of journalists from 110 countries.

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21/08/2016

Biles, Wevers and two Rhythmic Group gymnasts selected as flagbearers for the Rio 2016 Closing Ceremony

Four gymnasts, including 2016 Olympic champions Simone Biles (USA) and Sanne Wevers (NED) are set to lead their country's delegations during the Parade of Nations at the Rio 2016 Closing Ceremony Sunday night at Maracana Stadium.

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16/08/2016

Biles, Verniaiev, Hambuechen capture final Artistic Gymnastics crowns in Rio

Simone Biles’s Olympic finals ended as they began, with the American champion atop the podium, a gold medal around her neck.

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14/08/2016

With Great Britain's first two Olympic golds, Max Whitlock tumbles deeper into history

Whitlock draped himself in the Union Jack after both Floor Exercise and Pommel Horse, where he deprived his compatriot Louis Smith of becoming an Olympic champion in his own right by 0.133 points.

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11/08/2016

Women's All-around final: The coronation of the phenomenon that is Simone Biles

So great were the expectations that Simone Biles was unofficially awarded the Olympic All-around gold medal nearly a year ago, after she won her third consecutive World title in dominating fashion. But Thursday night in Rio, Biles had to make it happen for real. And she did: the 19-year-old flipped and twisted her way to All-Around gold with stunning ease, two days after earning her first Olympic title with the U.S. team.

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23/02/2016

15 things that happened in Gymnastics this week

The weekly roundup of the latest news and buzz from around the Gymnastics world.

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16/02/2016

18 cool things that happened in Gymnastics this week

The Olympic Gymnastics season is underway in numerous disciplines, and there's plenty of news to share. Here's the weekly wrap of what everyone's been buzzing about.

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13/02/2016

Read the latest edition of 'World of Gymnastics' Magazine, online now!

Check out the February 2016 edition of World of Gymnastics Magazine, online now in English and French!

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27/01/2016

13 cool things that happened in Gymnastics this week

Rounding off the week: The U.S. men in Rio, Son Yeon Jae's 2016 routines and the Beam routine that everybody's watching.

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12/01/2016

Olympic champion Gabrielle Douglas hoping history repeats itself at 2016 AT&T American Cup

London Olympic All-around champion Gabrielle Douglas will rely on the March 5 AT&T American Cup in Newark to start her Olympic year off with a bang.

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10/11/2015

Happy Tuesday, Gymnastics fans! Headlines of the week in Gymnastics

Your mid-week catchup on what's been in the headlines and making the rounds on social media.

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02/11/2015

Golden record: Simone Biles marks medal milestone as Glasgow World Championships end

Simone Biles and Kohei Uchimura each marked the 10th World gold medal of their careers Sunday in Glasgow.

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01/11/2015

Glasgow World Championships set a new benchmark for Artistic Gymnastics competition

For the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), the 2015 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Glasgow have set a new benchmark for organisers of future Artistic Gymnastics competitions.

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29/10/2015

Simone Biles wins historic third consecutive World All-around title

Biles joins Russia's Svetlana Khorkina (1997, 2001, 2003) as the only other gymnast to have won three World All-around titles. As the only woman to have done it in consecutive years, she stands alone.

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27/10/2015

Queens of Gymnastics: American women win third straight World team title

Their third consecutive gold medal at a World Championships puts the U.S. women in good stead looking toward next summer's Olympic Games in Rio.

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24/10/2015

First tickets to Rio punched as American women put on a Gymnastics clinic at Worlds

Led by intrepid two-time World All-around champion Simone Biles and returning 2012 Olympic champion Gabrielle Douglas, the U.S. women met their own expectations in surpassing the rest of the world during qualifications in Glasgow Saturday afternoon.

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23/10/2015

Spectacular skills: Four moves that make a big difference in Women's Gymnastics

While there are dozens of elements in the code of points, here are four that could make a difference in the women's competition in Glasgow.

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22/10/2015

How to follow the 2015 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, even if you're not in Glasgow

Even those who don't make it to Glasgow (GBR) for the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships and Olympic qualification October 23-November 1 will have plenty of ways to follow the action, including video and photo coverage from the SSE Hydro.

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22/10/2015

Glasgow welcomes Artistic Gymnastics stars for World Championships ‘show’

With 14 World titles and 2016 Olympic berths on the line, the 46th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Glasgow (GBR) promise to be a first-rate showcase of Rio Olympic stars in the making.

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21/10/2015

For Olympic champion Gabrielle Douglas (USA), the prize at Worlds is the privilege of competing

The 19-year-old American is still regaining her form after a two year layoff from competition.

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20/10/2015

Glasgow 2015: Eight things to know about the Women’s competition at Worlds

Eight of the big storylines to follow during the 2015 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships.

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19/10/2015

From Glasgow to Rio: World titles, Olympic berths, records all on the line at Artistic Gymnastics World Championships

From the World Championships in Glasgow to the Olympics in Rio: For the elite of the Gymnastics world, the big Olympic dream could begin to become a reality at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships October 23 to November 1 in the Britain’s fourth largest city.

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19/10/2015

Meet World Champion Simone Biles, a gymnast who takes her fun seriously

At this week's Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Glasgow (GBR), the 18-year-old Texan will try to become the first woman in history to win three consecutive World All-around titles.

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17/10/2015

FIG Technical Committee Presidents enthusiastic for 'meticulous' Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Glasgow

On the eve of the 2015 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships and Olympic qualification in Glasgow (GBR), FIG Men’s and Women's Technical Committee Presidents Nellie Kim and Steve Butcher are excited about the record turnout and aesthetic changes designed to heighten the spectator experience.

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25/09/2015

Stars of Artistic Gymnastics expected at the Glasgow World Championships

The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) has released the names of gymnasts expected to appear at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships to be held between October 23 and November 1 in Glasgow.

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25/08/2015

Happy Tuesday, Gymnastics fans! Headlines of the week in Gymnastics

From the Kazan Rhythmic World Cup to the All Japan Student Championships and teams being named for this fall’s round of World Championships, here's what's been in the headlines this week.

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05/08/2015

Draw concluded for 2015 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, likely to be biggest in FIG history

If all 615 registered athletes compete in Glasgow (GBR) in October, this World Championships will be the biggest in FIG history.

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31/07/2015

An early favorite for Rio, Simone Biles (USA) stays focused, prepares for Worlds

Simone Biles says she's not thinking about the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. Still, if anyone seems like a sure thing to make his or her Olympic team, it's the smiling, bee-dodging, fun-loving Biles, who in just two years has accumulated nine World medals and established herself as the dominant gymnast of her generation.

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08/04/2015

Catching up with...Gabby Douglas (USA)

The reigning Olympic All-around champion took a big step toward Rio at the Trofeo Città di Jesolo.

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31/03/2015

World champion Simone Biles leads American sweep at City of Jesolo Trophy

In a rare international outing, the reigning World champion U.S. women's team swept the gold medals at the Trofeo Città di Jesolo this past weekend in Jesolo (ITA), just north of Venice.

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09/03/2015

Simone Biles, Oleg Verniaiev win 2015 AT&T American Cup titles

First-time American Cup champions Oleg Verniaiev (UKR) and Simone Biles (USA) asserted their dominance by defeating strong fields at the final 2014-2015 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup All-around competition.

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06/03/2015

World champion Simone Biles: 'You need a big stadium for big gymnastics'

The reigning World All-around champion's only concern heading into this weekend's AT&T American Cup is looking like an ant to spectators at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

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06/03/2015

Americans on the AT&T American Cup: For Sam Mikulak, a rehearsal for Rio

Defending AT&T American Cup champion Sam Mikulak is bringing his usual relaxed approach to competition to the big stage this weekend in Arlington, Texas.

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13/02/2015

Andrey Likhovitskiy, Alexis Torres join AT&T American Cup lineup

Belarus's Andrei Likhovitskiy and Alexis Torres (PUR) have been added to the AT&T American Cup lineup following the withdrawals of Fabian Hambuechen (GER) and Arthur Oyakawa Mariano (BRA) from the March 7 FIG World Cup Series final near Dallas (USA).

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07/02/2015

Saturday special: 5 Gymnastics videos you should be watching right now - The "show" edition

Our weekly roundup of the most intriguing and newsworthy gymnastics videos on the 'net

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19/01/2015

Japan's Natsumi Sasada slides into AT&T American Cup lineup

Japan's Natsumi Sasada will replace Ruby Harrold (GBR) at the AT&T American Cup, to be held March 7 near Dallas (USA).

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15/01/2015

Simone Biles, World stars headline 2015 AT&T American Cup roster

Two-time reigning World All-around champion Simone Biles (USA) and defending AT&T American Cup champion Sam Mikulak (USA) lead strong and diverse fields set to compete at the 2015 AT&T American Cup, set for March 7 near Dallas (USA).

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09/01/2015

The big Gymnastics stories of 2015?

Speculation in sport may be pointless, but it sure can be fun. Here are five very possible scenarios that could become the big Gymnastics stories of 2015.

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20/12/2014

The gymnastics year in review: Winter-Spring 2014

While big international competitions -- Europeans! Commonwealths! The Youth Olympic Games! Asian Games! World Championships in Artistic, Rhythmic, Acro and Aerobic! -- propelled new stars and engaging new personalities to the forefront, others focused on comebacks with an eye to Rio in 2016. Meanwhile, all eyes were on trendsetters and record-breakers who spanned all disciplines.

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11/10/2014

Quotables: Nanning 2014 Women's All-around Final

Enjoy a selection of quotes from gymnasts after the Women's All-around Final at the 45th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning (CHN) on Friday, October 10, 2014!

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10/10/2014

Simone Biles repeats as women's All-around World champion

Leading from start to finish, Simone BILES (USA) made winning her second consecutive World All-around title look almost too easy in the women's All-around final of the 45th Artistic Gymnastics World CHampionships at Nanning's Guangxi Sports Center Gymnasium on Friday.

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10/10/2014

Simone Biles favoured to repeat as World All-around champion

Even with an uncharacteristic fault on Uneven Bars, SIMONE BILES (USA) led the field in qualifications with a commanding performance that makes her favourite to win gold in the women's All-around Final of the 45th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships at Nanning's (CHN) Guangxi Sports Center Gymnasium on Friday.

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09/10/2014

Quotables: Nanning 2014 Women's Team Final

Enjoy a selection of quotes from gymnasts and coaches after the Women's Team Final at the 45th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning (CHN) on Wednesday, October 8, 2014!

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08/10/2014

USA women dominate Team Final to defend World title in Nanning

Simone Biles' (USA) lively and risk-packed Floor Exercise routine in the last rotation could just as well have served as an encore performance to the USA women's overpowering stability and confidence that earned them gold in the women's Team Final of the 45th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships at Nanning's (CHN) Guangxi Sports Center Gymnasium on Wednesday.

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08/10/2014

U.S. women primed for repeat gold in Team Final

Considering how convincingly USA dominated qualifications, the toughest battle might well be for silver and bronze in the women's Team Final of the 45th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships at Nanning's (CHN) Guangxi Sports Center Gymnasium on Wednesday.

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02/10/2014

10 women to watch at the 2014 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships

With a record number of gymnasts registered to compete and Olympic team qualification at stake, this week's 45th World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Nanning (CHN) promises to be something special. In the women's competition, here are 10 gymnasts to look out for:

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10/09/2014

Nanning nominative list: See who's registered for the 2014 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships!

More than 600 athletes from 74 countries have registered for the 2014 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Nanning (CHN), according to the nominative lists published Tuesday on the FIG website.

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13/12/2013

Biles, Ross, Mikulak will represent USA at 2014 AT&T American Cup

2013 World All-around champion Simone Biles, 2012 Olympic team gold-medallist and 2013 World All-around silver-medallist Kyla Ross, and 2012 Olympian Sam Mikulak have accepted invitations to represent the United States at the 2014 AT&T American Cup

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