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09/05/2018

Men’s TC sees smooth road to 2018 showpieces

With this spring’s World Cup series reaching a satisfactory conclusion, the Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Technical Committee was able to look forward with confidence to the success of this year’s big events, during its meeting 3-6 May at the FIG’s headquarters in Lausanne.

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11/04/2018

Golds, glory and Olympic spots handed out at Acro World Age Group Competitions

After 45 medals were fought for during seven days of stirring competition the 10th FIG Acrobatic Gymnastics World Age Group Competitions came to an end in Antwerp, Belgium, on Tuesday.

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08/03/2018

Women’s TC paves the way for a year packed of events

The Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Technical Committee did not only get ready for the big events of 2018 during its meeting 3-6 March in Lausanne, but also continued to explore ways to improve judges’ education as well as preserving the artistic roots of the sport.

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14/02/2018

Gymnastics qualifying begins for 2018 Youth Olympic Games

Throughout the first half of the year, young gymnasts will be competing at their respective continental qualifying events aiming to gain a place for their country at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires (ARG) in October.

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20/12/2017

Acrobatic Gymnastics TC focuses on ways to develop the sport

The Acrobatic Gymnastics Technical Committee has explored various avenues to help the development of a sport which, while preparing to make its Youth Olympic Games debut in Buenos Aires in October 2018, still wants to encourage the involvement of many more countries.

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17/10/2016

Decisions made by the FIG Executive Committee in Tokyo

The FIG Executive Committee (EC) made the following decisions during its meeting on October 16-17, prior to the Congress on 18-20 October in Tokyo

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29/08/2016

It's official: Acrobatic Gymnastics will be part of the 2018 Youth Olympic Games

Acro was accepted by the IOC Executive Board as a new discipline for the 2018 Youth Olympic Games at the board's recent meeting in Rio de Janeiro.

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13/08/2015

FIG Disciplinary Commission warns select Artistic Judges from 2014 Youth Olympic Games

Following the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing (CHN), the FIG Disciplinary Commission opened six procedures against Men's Artistic Gymnastics judges and four against Women's Artistic judges who officiated at the Youth Olympics competition.

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28/08/2014

Nanjing Games delivers legacy of fun, learning and innovation

There's an old cliche coaches sometimes use when a match doesn't quote go to plan - "sport was the winner".

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28/08/2014

FIG President: We need to create a Youth Olympic Festival!

FIG President Prof. Bruno Grandi (ITA), who has been witnessing all Artistic, Trampoline and Rhythmic Gymnastics competitions at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games, reflects on the format of the YOG and speaks about his concerns with regard to junior gymnasts in this exclusive interview.

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27/08/2014

Russian Rhythmic gymnasts repeat golden sweep at Youth Olympic Games

The Gymnastics competitions at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games concluded on Wednesday with the Rhythmic Gymnastics All-around finals for Individuals and Groups. The young gymnasts had the honour of competing in front of IOC President Thomas Bach (GER), who visited the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium.

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27/08/2014

Edna Garcia Amor savours competition beyond the score

Mexico’s Edna Maryel Garcia Amor did not make it to the final in the Individual All-around for Rhythmic Gymnastics, but this didn’t stop her from enjoying the competition.

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26/08/2014

Irina Annenkova, Russia top Rhythmic Gymnastics YOG qualifications

Following the Artistic and Trampoline Gymnastics events at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games (YOG), Rhythmic gymnasts took over the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium for their qualifying competitions on Tuesday.

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26/08/2014

Uzbek gymnasts have a sisterly bond

Rhythmic gymnasts who perform in the group event have just over two minutes to demonstrate that they can move in synchrony with each other. And if the sport was all about understanding your teammates on the floor, the Uzbek gymnasts would be unstoppable.

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26/08/2014

Passion keeps Rhythmic gymnast Laura Zeng spinning towards success

Although Laura Yihan Zeng's (USA) lead in the Rhythmic Gymnastics Individual All-around qualifications at Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium on Tuesday was fleeting, she savoured the moment as a reward for her passionate dedication.

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25/08/2014

Reputation on the line for Russian Rhythmic gymnasts

Russia has more on the line than two gold medals in the Rhythmic Gymnastics Individual and Group All-around events at the Youth Olympic Games. Russian gymnasts got top spots in both events in 2010 and have the country expecting nothing less than gold in Nanjing.

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24/08/2014

Great Britain's gymnasts on all podiums on last day of YOG event finals

Great Britain's gymnasts were represented at all five victory ceremonies as the Youth Olympic Games Artistic Gymnastics competitions concluded at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium on Sunday. The gold medals for Sunday's Artistic Gymnastics Apparatus Finals went to gymnasts from five different countries representing three continents.

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24/08/2014

Nellie Kim: I would love to see these YOG gymnasts compete at Rio 2016!

FIG Technical Committee President for Women's Artistic Gymnastics, Nellie Kim (BLR), sat down with us before the last competitions of her discipline at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games (YOG).

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24/08/2014

Kenya Yuasa could rise above 'ordinary' on last day of competition

Kenya Yuasa (JPN) kept a level head after his less-than-expected difficulty score ultimately cost him a chance for gold in the Men's Artistic Gymnastics Apparatus Final on Floor Exercise at Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium on Saturday.

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24/08/2014

Elissa Downie plans to enjoy her last medal attempts at the YOG

Although Women's Artistic Gymnastics double medallist Elissa Downie (GBR) still has two competitions ahead, she plans to mentally ease her way through the apparatus finals at Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium on Sunday evening.

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23/08/2014

Nikita Nagornyy adds two gold medals to his YOG record

Gymnasts from eight different countries won medals on Saturday, the first day of Apparatus Finals at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games Artistic Gymnastics events.

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23/08/2014

Trampoline gymnast Amiran Babayan doing well!

FIG President Prof. Bruno Grandi (ITA) visited gymnast Amiran Babayan (UZB) in the hospital after Friday night's accident during the Trampoline Gymnastics qualification at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing (CHN).

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23/08/2014

Steve Butcher: YOG gymnasts, savour every moment!

Following the Men's Artistic Gymnastics All-around final on Tuesday at the 2nd Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing (CHN), FIG Men's Technical Committee President Steve Butcher (USA) took a moment to share his views on this competition, its format and the uniqueness of the Youth Olympic Games.

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23/08/2014

Nuno Merino: YOG athletes, just enjoy the show!

Having already spent a couple of days in the ARM Lounge at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Village (YOV), Athlete Role Model (ARM) for Trampoline and member of the FIG Athletes’ Commission, Nuno Merino (POR), attended the Trampoline competitions at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre Gymnastics on Thursday and Friday.

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23/08/2014

Q and A with FIG Trampoline TC President Horst Kunze

At halfway point of the Trampoline Gymnastics competitions at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games (YOG), Horst Kunze (GER), President of FIG Trampoline Technical Committee sat down with us in the Kiss & Cry area of the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium.

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23/08/2014

No rest in sight as Nikita Nagornyy prepares for six finals

Nikita Nagornyy (RUS) isn't be resting on his laurels after winning the silver medal in the Men's Artistic Gymnastics individual All-around final on Tuesday.

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23/08/2014

Alec Yoder eyes more medals after All-around bronze

After Alec Yoder (USA) won the bronze medal in the Men's Artistic Gymnastics All-around final on Tuesday, he was able to savor his feat for only a moment.

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22/08/2014

Dylan Schmidt wins first Olympic Gymnastics gold for New Zealand

New Zealander Dylan Schmidt won his country's first ever Olympic Gymnastics gold medal in Trampoline at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games Trampoline competition. With 57.340 points he outscored Liu Changxin (56.935) of China and Pedro Ferreira (56.040) of Portugal.

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22/08/2014

Trampolinist Amiran Babayan eager to bounce towards gold

Trampoline gymnast Amiran Babayan's (UZB) goal of gold at Nanjing 2014 may appear to be overly ambitious, but his confidence and hunger are understandable.

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22/08/2014

Athletes bridging cultures at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Village

The Nanjing 2014 YOG are designed to be the ultimate sporting event for young athletes, but they are about much more than just competition. They are about learning important skills, connecting to other cultures and celebrating the Olympic values of excellence, friendship and respect.

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21/08/2014

Trampolinist Zhu Xueying claims China's first Gymnastics gold at Nanjing 2014

Zhu Xueying claimed China's first Gold medal in the Nanjing 2014 YOG Gymnastics events, scoring a 55.425 total in the girls' Trampoline final. She prevailed over Japan's Rana Nakano (52.370) and Russia's Maria Zakharchuk (52.360).

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21/08/2014

Chinese trampolinists ready to bounce for gold

Chinese competitors bounce into Nanjing 2014 as favourites for gold in the Trampoline Gymnastics competition that will begin on Thursday at Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium.

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21/08/2014

IOC funding helps trampoline gymnast Kruger soar

Although trampoline gymnast Jivanka KRUGER's (NAM) talent has launched her career, she is enjoying an extra lift in the form of a monetary training aid that has helped her prepare for the Games.

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20/08/2014

Top qualifier Seda Tutkhalyan wins YOG Women's Artistic All-around Final

Following their male counterparts, who competed in the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre on Tuesday, eighteen Women's Artistic Gymnastics qualifiers took to the stage for their All-around final at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games on Wednesday.

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20/08/2014

Jani Tanskanen on the life of an Athlete Role Model at the YOG

Jani Tanskanen (FIN), a former World champion on Horizontal Bar and President of the FIG Athletes Commission, is enjoying his time as an Athlete Role Model (ARM) at the Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, meeting young Olympians and swapping stories and advice.

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19/08/2014

Giarnni Regini-Moran wins first Gymnastics gold at Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympics

The Men's Artistic Gymnastics All-around final that took place at the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre on Tuesday marked the first medal event for Gymnastics at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games.

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19/08/2014

Iosra Abdelaziz gaining ground in leaps and bounds

Prior to Nanjing 2014, Iosra Abdelaziz (ITA) competed in the shadows of most of top finishers in Monday's qualifications of the Women's Artistic Gymnastics individual All-around competition.

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19/08/2014

Seda Tutkhalyan tops Nanjing 2014 Women's Artistic qualifications

Following the boys' preliminaries on Sunday, the Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium was set for the Women's Artistic Gymnastics qualifying competition of the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games.

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18/08/2014

Despite costly tumbles, Wang Yan has golden potential

Despite a pair of poor tumbles on floor exercise and a stumbled landing on one of her vaults during Monday's qualifications, Wang Yan (CHN) is confident she can stabilise her performances in the Women's Artistic Gymnastics All-around final on Wednesday.

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18/08/2014

Cayman Islands gymnast Lloyd makes history, one flip at a time

As the first gymnast from Cayman Islands to compete internationally, Morgan Lloyd (CAY) is making history for her NOC, one flip at a time.

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18/08/2014

Jani Tanskanen, Men's Artistic Gymnastics Athlete Role Model, reports on first day of competition at YOG

Jani Tanskanen (FIN), Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games Athlete Role Model for Men's Artistic Gymnastics and President of the FIG Athletes Commission as well as former World champion on Horizontal Bar, took the time to share his impressions of the first competition day at the Nanjing Olympics Sports Centre Gymnasium.

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18/08/2014

Giarnni Regini-Moran leads men's qualifications at Youth Olympic Games

The Artistic Gymnastics events at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) started off, the day after the Opening Ceremony, with an impressive qualifying competition of the boys.

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17/08/2014

Aljaz Pegan makes first Olympic appearance at age 40

Aljaz Pegan, one of Slovenia's best Men's Artistic gymnasts turned forty before attending his first Olympic Games.

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16/08/2014

Youth Olympic Games underway after dazzling Opening Ceremony

The 2nd Youth Olympic Games, Nanjing 2014, are underway after a dazzling Opening Ceremony in the Olympic Sports Centre Stadium.

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16/08/2014

Sister Becky is my inspiration, says Elissa Downie

Just weeks after seeing her sister Becky win two gold medals for England at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, Elissa Downie (GBR) is hoping to emulate her achievements in the Artistic Gymnastics at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games.

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16/08/2014

Brazil's Flavia Saraiva aiming for Rio 2016

Just 1.33 metres tall, Brazil's Flavia Lopes Saraiva is the shortest gymnast of the Nanjing 2014 Women's Artistic Gymnastics line-up, but she certainly did not go unnoticed at Friday's podium training.

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15/08/2014

Confident Kenya Yuasa strives for Olympic success

Japan's representative at the Nanjing 2014 Men's Artistic Gymnastics competitions is one of the youngest competitors of the field, but despite his youth Kenya Yuasa is not shy to proclaim the high ambitions he has for his Gymnastics career.

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14/08/2014

Clay Stephens determined to excel at YOG

Seventeen-year old Clay Stephens, representing Australia at the Nanjing 2014 Men's Artistic Gymnastics competition, is a determined gymnast with a clear vision: He wants to compete at the Olympic Games.

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14/08/2014

Nanjing Olympic Sports Centre Gymnasium welcomes Artistic Gymnastics

Representatives of the 59 National Olympic Committees (NOC) that will take part in Artistic Gymnastics competition at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games were welcomed by officials of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) and the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games Organising Committee (NYOGOC) on Wednesday.

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13/08/2014

YOG athletes to partake in Nanjing 2014 educational programmes

Sports may be all that spectators at the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games will be able to focus on during the 11 days of competition. Meanwhile, the young stars of the competitions will be encouraged to start thinking about what they will do after their sporting careers.

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12/08/2014

YOG - Not a mini-Olympics

You might know the Youth Olympic Games. Or you may not, like the flight attendant, who was surprised to see numerous athletes from different delegations boarding the plane to Nanjing (CHN), wondering what kind of sport event was going on there.

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11/08/2014

Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games - How to follow the action

When the international sports world turns to the 2nd Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Nanjing (CHN) beginning with Saturday’s Opening Ceremony, 156 gymnasts will be among the 3,800 athletes awaiting their entry onto the Olympic scene.

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05/08/2014

YOG gymnasts profit from Olympic Solidarity Athlete Support programme

Though they come from four different continents, Artistic gymnasts Ava Lorein Verdeflor (PHI), Kevin Espinosa (PAN), Igor Takac (SVK) and trampolinist Jivanka Kruger (NAM) have at least two things in common ...

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21/07/2014

Who's competing at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games? Here's the list.

The field is set for gymnastics at the upcoming Second Youth Olympic Games, which begin August 16 in Nanjing (CHN). Eighty-four Artistic, 48 Rhythmic and 24 Trampoline gymnasts will battle for Youth Olympic Gold over 12 days of competition.

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10/07/2014

Draws published for Nanjing Youth Olympic Games, Izmir and Nanning World Championships

Draws for the 2nd Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing (CHN), the 33rd Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Izmir (TUR) and the 45th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning (CHN) are out.

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08/07/2014

Gymnastics qualifiers for Nanjing 2014 finalised

Following the end of the qualification period for the Gymnastics disciplines represented at the 2nd Youth Olympic Games (YOG) - Men’s and Women’s Artistic, Individual Trampoline and Rhythmic Gymnastics - the list of qualified nations for Nanjing 2014 has now been finalised.

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07/05/2014

2014 Junior Pan Am Championships bring Rhythmic and Trampoline Gymnastics to Daytona Beach

The 2014 Junior Pan American Championships in Rhythmic and Trampoline Gymnastics will be held in Daytona Beach, Florida (USA) from May 9-11, 2014. Hosted by the Pan American Gymnastics Union, the championships will determine which countries will represent the Americas at the second Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Nanjing (CHN) in individual and group Rhythmic Gymnastics as well as men's and women's Trampoline.

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28/04/2014

Africa’s top Trampoline and Aerobic gymnasts compete in Walvis Bay

Initially meant to be held in Egypt and moved to Namibia due to political unrest in the country, the 2014 African Championships in Trampoline, Tumbling and Aerobic Gymnastics are taking place this week in Walvis Bay’s Jan Wilken Stadium.

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23/04/2014

European trampolinists earn YOG places

Following the 24th European Championships that took place earlier this month in Guimaraes in Northern Portugal, the continental quota places for Europe for Trampoline Gymnastics at the 2nd Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Nanjing (CHN) have now been allocated.

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11/04/2014

Brazilian Juniors most successful at home in Aracaju

The Junior Pan American Championships in Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics concluded last week in Aracaju, Brazil.

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09/04/2014

Junior Artistic gymnasts descend on Tashkent for Asian Championships

Organised by the Uzbekistan Gymnastics Federation with the Asian Gymnastics Union (AGU), the 13th Junior Artistic Gymnastics Asian Championships will be held this week in Tashkent (UZB).

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07/04/2014

African Rhythmic YOG qualifiers confirmed

Following the 12th African Gymnastics Championships last month in Tshwane (RSA), the continental quota places for Africa for the Rhythmic Gymnastics competitions at the 2nd Youth Olympic Games (YOG) in Nanjing (CHN) have now been allocated.

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19/03/2014

Rhythmic Gymnastics’ YOG places allocated for Asia and Europe

Following the first two qualifying events for the 2014 Nanjing Youth Olympic Games in Rhythmic Gymnastics held in Kuala Lumpur (MAS) and Moscow (RUS) respectively, the continental quota places for Asia and Europe have now been allocated.

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26/02/2014

Rhythmic gymnasts compete in Moscow

Moscow (RUS) is hosting the first Rhythmic Gymnastics Grand Prix of the year at the Druzhba Sports Hall of the Luzhniki Olympic Complex from February 28 – March 2, 2014.

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20/02/2014

Asian Rhythmic gymnasts vying for Nanjing Youth Olympic Games spots

The Malaysian Gymnastics Federation is hosting the 13th Asian Rhythmic Gymnastics Junior Championships in Kuala Lumpur (MAS) February 21 – 24, 2014. A qualifier for the 2nd Youth Olympic Games this summer in Nanjing (CHN), the event includes a qualifying round with team ranking as well as an All-around Final and Apparatus Finals for Individuals.

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28/01/2014

Fast facts with 200 days to go before the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games

This August, the eyes of the world will turn to Nanjing (CHN) for the second Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG) – and we can’t wait!

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