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19/09/2017

En route for Montreal Worlds, stars of Gymnastics light up Internationaux de France

Though ten gymnasts representing 10 different nations -- Olympic champions, Olympians and shining newcomers among them -- left with titles in their pockets, the biggest ovation of the weekend was reserved for France’s own Samir Aït Saïd.

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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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11/09/2017

Diversity in Szombathely as newcomers, veterans take gold

Japan’s rising young generation scooped up three titles and five medals in Men’s Gymnastics while women from four different nations took gold at the Szombathely World Challenge Cup in Hungary this past weekend.

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17/07/2017

Follow Gymnastics events with the FIGymnastics 2.0 app!

Gymnastics enthusiasts looking to follow The World Games 2017 and King Harald’s World Gym for Life Challenge will get a unique window on these and the upcoming World Championships with FIGymnastics 2.0, the FIG’s upgraded mobile application.

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16/06/2017

Panama hosts a Level 2 Academy for Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics

The Gymnastics Federation of Panama hosted Level 2 Academy for Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics on June 3-10, 2017. The Academy was held in the facilities of Gimnasio Miguel A. Rivas and the Olympic Committee Auditorium in the city of Albrook that is a suburb of Panama City.

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22/05/2017

Brazil and Russia shine at Osijek World Challenge Cup

It was a successful weekend for Brazil and Russia at the second FIG World Challenge Cup event of the season in Osijek (CRO), where gymnasts from thirteen different countries overall picked up medals. With three golds and five medals in total Brazil topped the overall medal table at the close of play on Sunday, while Russia’s gymnasts collected a total of seven medals, two of them gold.

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15/05/2017

Iordache returns in force at World Challenge Cup in Slovenia

With two gold medals, Romanian star Larisa Iordache continued her successful comeback at the first of five 2017 FIG World Challenge Cups, May 12-14 in Koper (SLO).

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20/04/2017

South Africa welcomes Level 1 Academy for Trampoline Gymnastics

This academy was partially funded by the FIG Development Fund for the Zone 3 of the African Gymnastics Union. Twenty-seven trampoline coaches participated from four southern African FIG member federations – Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

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06/04/2017

Gymnastics All-around World Cup Series champions to be crowned Saturday in London

The 2017 FIG World Cup series champions will be coronated at Saturday’s iPro Sport World Cup in London’s 02 Arena, the last of three All-around World Cup events in Artistic Gymnastics this year.

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04/04/2017

Eight new elements named, added to the Men’s Gymnastics Code of Points

With a third vault now bearing his name, Kenzo Shirai of Japan now has a total of six elements named after him in the Code of Points, the most of any male gymnast.

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27/03/2017

Liu Tingting wins twice as China continues impressive Gymnastics World Cup showing

The stars of a new-look Chinese team continued to shine at the 10th edition of the Doha World Cup in the Qatar capital this weekend, claiming half the titles available.

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20/03/2017

Olympic champions, newcomers shine in AGF Trophy finals in Azerbaijan

Four Olympic champions and a host of talented newcomers took gold as the AGF Trophy, an FIG Individual Apparatus World Cup, event concluded Sunday in Baku (AZE).

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20/03/2017

Tabea Alt, Oleg Verniaiev star at Stuttgart's DTB-Pokal World Cup weekend

With her first World Cup title, German Olympian Tabea Alt gave herself a memorable 17th birthday present Saturday, while Olympic Parallel Bars champion Oleg Verniaiev claimed his first All-around crown of the season.

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17/03/2017

Olympic champions brilliant in Baku World Cup qualifications

Triple Olympic gold medallist Catalina Ponor (ROU) topped the standings Balance Beam and Floor Exercise, as qualifications concluded at the the AGF Trophy Friday in Baku (AZE).

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15/03/2017

Olympic gold medallist Elena Naimushina passes away

Naimushina, one of the brightest Soviet stars of the early 1980s, died March 14 at age 52.

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08/03/2017

British stars get the call for London's iPro World Cup

Rio Floor Exercise bronze medallist Amy Tinkler, 2016 Olympic standouts Brinn Bevan and Ellie Downie and 2012 Olympic team bronze medallist Sam Oldham are all set to compete at the iPro World Cup, the third and final stage of the 2017 FIG All-around World Cup series.

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08/03/2017

Seven months before Artistic Gymnastics Worlds, FIG President visits Montreal

FIG President Morinari Watanabe was in Montreal March 6 and 7 to visit the Olympic Stadium where the 2017 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships will be held October 2-8 and discuss preparations for this big event with Canadian organisers.

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06/03/2017

Yul Moldauer, Ragan Smith swing to American Cup titles

Heralded as a competition where new stars rise to prominence, the AT&T American Cup did not disappoint with its 2017 edition.

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25/02/2017

With numerous golds apiece, China, Kenzo Shirai show strength at Melbourne World Cup

Olympic veterans and standout newcomers topped the podiums at the first Individual Apparatus World Cup of 2017 in Artistic Gymnastics Friday in Melbourne (AUS), part of the FIG’s ongoing World Cup series.

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08/02/2017

Olympians set to return at EnBW DTB-Pokal in Stuttgart

An Olympian-packed field will return to international competition as 15 top flight gymnasts vie for gold at the EnBW DTB-Pokal World Cup in Stuttgart, the second of three competitions in the FIG’s 2017 All-around World Cup series, March 18-19 in Germany.

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24/01/2017

New Zealand hosts the first Academy in 2017

The New Zealand Gymnastics Federation also known as GymSports New Zealand hosted the first Academy of 2017, a level 2 Academy for Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics.

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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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19/12/2016

Qatar hosts a Level 3 Academy for Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics

The Gymnastics Federation Qatar hosted a Level 3 FIG Academy for Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics on December 3-10, 2016.

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28/11/2016

Tickets now on sale for 2017 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Montreal

Tickets are now on sale for the 47th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Montreal (CAN) and those who purchase their seats early will receive a special deal.

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28/11/2016

Kazuma Kaya, Angelina Kysla conquer 2016 Mexican Open

Japan’s Kazuma Kaya and Ukraine’s Angelina Kysla collected the prize sombreros at the annual Mexican Open, held this year in Mexico City (MEX) November 25-26.

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21/11/2016

Eight champions emerge at Cottbus Individual Apparatus World Cup

2016 Olympians Igor Radivilov (UKR) and Zsofia Kovacs each grabbed two event titles on the first stop of the 2016-2018 FIG Individual Apparatus World Cup Series, held this weekend in Cottbus (GER).

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07/11/2016

The Gymnastics weekend in review: Swiss Cup, Blume Memorial and Olympic Hopes

With the new Olympic cycle fast approaching, here’s your guide to what’s been happening in the sport around the world.

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19/10/2016

The FIG enters a new cycle with Morinari Watanabe as President

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.

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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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12/10/2016

World Challenge Cup winners crowned in Szombathely

The 2016 FIG World Challenge Cup series concluded this past weekend with the tenth and final event taking place in Szombathely (HUN) to decide the overall winners of this year’s competition.

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11/10/2016

FIG Academy participation surpasses 3,600 coaches after Mexico course

The Mexican Gymnastics Federation hosted a Level 3 FIG Academy for Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics on October 1-8, 2016. This was the 243rd Academy overall and the 109th for Artistic Gymnastics since this coaching education programme began in 2002.

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05/10/2016

Nadia Comaneci named spokeswoman for 2017 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships

Olympic legend Nadia Comaneci will be the official spokesperson of the 2017 Gymnastics World Championships in Montreal, Canada, October 2-8, 2017.

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03/10/2016

Morocco hosts a FIG Academy for Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics

The Morocco Gymnastics Federation hosted a Level 1 Academy for Men’s (MAG) and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) on September 18-25, 2016. The Academy was held in the facilities of the Complexe Mohammed 5 in the city of Casablanca.

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20/09/2016

Bolivia hosts a three-discipline Academy

The Bolivia Gymnastics Federation hosted a “three-discipline” Level 2 Academy in the city of Cochabamba on September 1-8, 2016. The three disciplines were Men’s-, Women’s, and Trampoline Gymnastics and they were held simultaneously.

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14/09/2016

FIG President's statement following cyber attack against ADAMS

FIG President Bruno Grandi's statement following confirmation that ADAMS, WADA’s Anti-Doping Administration and Management System, was hacked:

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06/09/2016

Peru hosts FIG Artistic Academy, Olympic Solidarity course

In close collaboration with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Olympic Solidarity Programme, the FIG organised an Olympic Solidarity-FIG Academy for the tenth time. It was held in Lima (PER) on August 22-29, 2016.

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05/09/2016

FIG President Bruno Grandi on Neculai Vieru: 'He left us an immense heritage'

The death of our friend Neculai Vieru, one of the leading players in international Gymnastics, extends the list of passings that have deeply affected the International Gymnastics Federation this year.

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05/09/2016

Neculai Vieru, former President of the Romanian Gymnastics Federation and former Vice President of the FIG, passes away

Neculai Vieru, former President of the Romanian Gymnastics Federation and Vice President of the FIG, died last week after a long battle with prostate cancer at age 84.

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30/08/2016

Four original Gymnastics elements named for their inventors at Rio Olympic Games

In Rio in August, the FIG Technical Committees approved four new elements -- two in Men's Gymnastics and two in Women's Gymnastics -- to be named for the gymnasts who performed them and added to the respective Code of Points.

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07/08/2016

Rio2016 LIVE page - Women's Artistic Gymnastics qualifications

Follow the story from the Rio Olympic Arena as it unfolds.

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06/08/2016

How to watch the Olympic Games, wherever you are

Don't know where to watch the Olympic Games? Click below to find your country's rightsholder.

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25/07/2016

FIG statement regarding the decision of the IOC Executive Board

The FIG has taken note of the decision of the IOC Executive Board concerning the participation of Russian athletes at the Rio Olympic Games and shall fully adhere to it.

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20/07/2016

Hong Kong joins the list of FIG Academy host countries

The Gymnastics Association of Hong Kong became the 70th FIG member federation to host an Academy. It was a Level 1 Academy for Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics that was held at the excellent facilities of the Shun Lee Tsuen Gymnastics Training Centre during the week of July 7 to 14, 2016.

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20/07/2016

Eight judges sanctioned following marking control procedures at the 2015 Worlds and Rio Test Events

Accuracy in scoring and the integrity of rankings are key priorities for the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG). Following the 2015 World Championships and the Rio Test Events, both qualifiers for Gymnastics at the 2016 Olympic Games, the FIG conducted a thorough analysis of the scores awarded by sworn judges in order to ensure that the athletes' results were compatible with the current code of points.

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19/07/2016

FIG Athletes Commission against a blanket ban for all Russian athletes

The president of the FIG Athletes Commission, Jani Tanskanen, has expressed his concern about a possible ban of all Russian athletes at the Rio Olympic Games.

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18/07/2016

40 years ago, Nadia Comaneci became a legend with her perfect 10

Forty years ago, on the 18th of July 1976 at the Montreal Olympics, a young gymnast threw the scoreboards into disarray when she scored a perfect 10. 14-year-old Nadia Comaneci, the petite Romanian, went down in history for creating absolute perfection on a truly worldwide stage.

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27/06/2016

Two Artistic Gymnastics judges receive warnings from FIG Disciplinary Commission

Two Artistic Gymnastics judges have been warned for biased judging during the 2015 World Championships in Glasgow (GBR) by the FIG Disciplinary Commission.

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17/06/2016

Kosovo hosts its first FIG Academy

In close collaboration with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Olympic Solidarity (OS) Programme, the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) organised an Olympic Solidarity - FIG Academy for the eighth time.

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13/06/2016

Taishan sanctioned

Taishan Sports Equipment Co., Ltd has been sanctioned with a fine of CHF 20'000.- and has also been ordered to donate FIG certificated equipment to the value of CHF 50'000.-.

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12/06/2016

Panama hosts its first Artistic Gymnastics Academy

The Panama Gymnastics Federation has hosted three Academies for other disciplines in the past and has now added an Academy Level 1 for Artistic Gymnastics to the list. This was the 230th Academy for the FIG Academy Programme. This Academy was held in the Gimnasio Miguel A. Rivas in the city of Albrook during the week of June 4-11, 2016.

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10/06/2016

Chinese, Saraiva shine at Anadia World Challenge Cup

Gymnasts from eight nations -- representing all five continents -- won a share of the 10 golds given out at the penultimate World Challenge Cup before August's Olympic Games.

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24/05/2016

Guatemala hosts 80th FIG Age Group Development Programme Camp

During 2011, the FIG Age Group Development and Competition Programme was unveiled and introduced in only two locations. The second of those was Guatemala. And now, between May 17-21, 2016, Guatemala has hosted the 80th such camp for this Age Group programme.

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23/05/2016

Daniele Hypolito, South Americans shine in Sao Paulo

With three gold medals, Brazil's Daniele Hypolito was the star of the show at this weekend's Sao Paulo World Challenge Cup.

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17/05/2016

FIG Age Group Development and Competition Programme holds seminar for South America in Bogota

Following the Level 3 Academy for Trampoline Gymnastics the Colombia Gymnastics Federation hosted a two-day seminar to introduce the FIG Age Group Development and Competition Programme for Artistic Gymnastics on May 10-11, 2016, in Bogota (COL).

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13/05/2016

Veterans, new faces mix at Varna World Challenge Cup

Three Olympic medallists and a handful of Rio Olympic hopefuls are among the more than 100 gymnasts set to compete at this weekend's Varna World Challenge Cup in Bulgaria.

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07/05/2016

The draws are out for Rio 2016 Olympic Gymnastics competitions

The Olympic draws in Gymnastics, which determine the order in which athletes or nations will compete in the qualification round at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, have been published.

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02/05/2016

Ellie Downie completes rare golden sweep at Osijek World Cup

British star Ellie Downie became the first woman in 41 years to sweep the event titles at a Gymnastics World Cup this weekend, clinching gold on all four apparatus at the Osijek World Challenge Cup in Croatia.

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01/05/2016

In Osijek, Manrique Larduet inks his name in the Men's code of points

The Cuban star's new Parallel Bars dismount, a double front with a full twist, will be named the Larduet in the men's code of points.

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28/04/2016

Olympic Test Event completed, Osijek takes center stage as Artistic World Cup action picks up again

Olympic qualification in hand, all roads lead to Rio for many of the gymnasts set to compete at this weekend's Osijek World Cup in Croatia.

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26/04/2016

Lists of Rio 2016 qualifiers updated (with Tripartite invitations!) in Artistic, Rhythmic and Trampoline Gymnastics

The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) herewith confirms the list of gymnasts and nations qualified for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games in Artistic, Rhythmic and Trampoline Gymnastics.

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24/04/2016

Slovenia hosts a FIG Artistic Gymnastics Age Group Development and Competition Programme

The Slovenia Gymnastics Federation hosted the tenth educational seminar and training camp for the introduction and understanding of the FIG Age Group Development and Competition Programme for Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics.

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19/04/2016

With three gold medals in apparatus finals, Oleg Verniaiev makes his mark in Rio

With four months to go before the opening of the Rio Olympic Games, Oleg Verniaiev left his calling card all over the Olympic arena on both days of Men’s Gymnastics.

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18/04/2016

Rio 2016 Olympic qualifiers in Women's Artistic Gymnastics: See the updated list!

Following the Women's Qualification Competition at the Gymnastics Test Event in Rio, the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) herewith confirms the list of nations and individual gymnasts that have qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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18/04/2016

Brazil, Germany, Belgium, France pick up the last team berths to Rio 2016

Brazil, Germany, Belgium and France grabbed the last four team tickets for the Rio Olympic Games in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Sunday at the Olympic Test Event, while Romania, the only team to have graced all Olympic podiums since the glory days of Nadia Comaneci, was shut out.

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17/04/2016

Rio 2016 Olympic qualifiers in Men's Artistic Gymnastics: See the updated list!

Following the Men's Qualification Competition at the Gymnastics Test Event in Rio, the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) herewith confirms the list of nations and individual gymnasts that have qualified for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

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14/04/2016

How to follow Gymnastics's Olympic Test Event, even if you're not in Rio

Even those who don't make it to Rio de Janeiro (BRA) for the Aquece Rio Final Gymnastics Qualifier (Test Event) April 16 - 22, 2016, will have plenty of ways to follow the action, including video and photo coverage from the Rio Olympic Arena. Here are seven ways to stay informed.

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14/04/2016

Final places for the 2016 Olympic Games in play at the Test Event April 16-22 in Rio

The Olympic Test Event in Gymnastics, to be held April 16-22 at the Rio Olympic Arena, is the second and final chance for gymnasts and nations that did not qualify at the 2015 World Championships to punch their tickets for August's Summer Games.

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11/04/2016

Malaysian women surprise at Ljubljana World Challenge Cup

Unused to playing a leading role on artistic gymnastics’ international stage, the Malaysian women caused a sensation in Ljubljana this weekend, almost stealing the limelight from the Slovenians in the latest stage of the World Challenge Cup.

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08/04/2016

Ljubljana, last stop before the Test Event

This week’s World Challenge Cup in Ljubljana offers a stage for Artistic Gymnastics’s apparatus specialists to shine before the Olympic Test Event in Rio and the European Championships in Bern, Switzerland, now six weeks away.

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04/04/2016

Verniaiev is the strongman of the World Challenge Cup in Cottbus

With four medals, including titles on the high bar and vault, Oleg Verniaiev (UKR) was the star of the World Challenge Cup in Cottbus last weekend, where Marcel Nguyen (GER) and Louis Smith (GBR) also shone on the parallel bars and the pommel horse respectively, each winning on their favourite apparatus.

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29/03/2016

Catalina Ponor makes a winning return in Doha

The triple Olympic champion of the Athens Games in 2004 reigned supreme on the beam at the World Challenge Cup in Doha over the Easter weekend, while Swiss Giulia Steingruber was victorious on the floor and vault, as in 2015.

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23/03/2016

Catalina Ponor returns to international competition at Doha World Challenge Cup

Five-time Olympic medallist Catalina Ponor (ROU) will make her comeback to international competition at the World Challenge Cup in Doha (QAT) this week.

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21/03/2016

Andreas Bretschneider, Sophie Scheder sweep Stuttgart World Cup

The double victory boosts morale for the German teams as they prepare for April's Rio Test Event.

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18/03/2016

German gymnasts using Stuttgart World Cup to rev up for Olympic Test Event

For the German gymnasts competing at Saturday's Stuttgart World Cup at the Porsche-Arena in Germany's motor city, the competition is a sort of "stress test" for Rio.

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17/03/2016

Olympic Test Event: With one month to go, gymnasts ready for the big Olympic dress rehearsal

The list of gymnasts expected to compete at the Olympic Test Event, the second and final qualification round for August’s Summer Olympic Games, has been published.

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11/03/2016

Strong international field gears up for Glasgow World Cup

Three British stars and a number of strong international challengers will meet again in Glasgow, the city of the 2015 World Championships, this time with World Cup glory on the line.

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08/03/2016

FIG President Bruno Grandi in Greece to support Gymnastics development in the country

FIG President Bruno Grandi made a brief visit to Greece March 5 at the invitation of the Hellenic Gymnastics Federation, to which the FIG donated a complete set of Men's and Women's Artistic Gymnastics equipment last year.

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04/03/2016

For Gabrielle Douglas, the American Cup is a major stop on the road to Rio

Double Olympic champion Gabrielle Douglas (USA) is set to show at the AT&T American Cup on March 5 in Newark (USA) that she has every reason to believe that another Olympic dream is possible. This first leg of the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup series opens the season in this milestone year.

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25/02/2016

See the competition draw for the Aquece Rio Test Event, the ultimate 2016 Olympic qualifier in Gymnastics

The Aquece Rio Test Event for Artistic, Rhythmic and Trampoline Gymnastics takes place April 16-22 in the Olympic Arena.

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22/02/2016

Japan, Brazil best at Baku World Challenge Cup

The first Artistic Gymnastics World Cup of the Olympic year is in the books. The big winners: Japan, Brazil and a host of nations whose programmes are beginning to take off.

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18/02/2016

Bound for Baku: Azerbaijan hosts first Artistic World Cup of 2016

The first FIG World Challenge Cup of 2016, which is also the first World Cup event in Artistic Gymnastics in the Olympic year, begins Friday. The battleground this weekend is Baku (AZE), the ambitious Azeri capital eager to build a reputation as a Gymnastics hub.

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17/02/2016

Steve Butcher: The imagination of gymnasts knows 'no bounds' when creating new skills

The FIG Men's Technical Committe President on the Shirai 3, difficulty in Men's Gymnastics and Rio 2016.

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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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14/02/2016

Eight new elements named, added to Men's Gymnastics Code of Points

Eight new elements in Men's Gymnastics, including a highly anticipated new tumbling move from 2015 World Floor champion Kenzo Shirai, have officially been named for their originators.

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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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19/01/2016

British gymnasts headline star-studded lineup for FIG Glasgow World Cup

After a spectacular World Championships last October, Glasgow will again host some of the world’s top gymnasts for the March 12 Glasgow World Cup, this time at the Emerates Arena.

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19/01/2016

FIG President Bruno Grandi: A vision for 2016

An Olympic year is always full of hopes and aspirations. On the sporting level, 2016 promises to be jubilant, as the Olympic Games sway for the first time to the South American rhythm.

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19/01/2016

FIG Academies kick off 2016 in Germany in four disciplines

The German Gymnastics Federation hosted a “four-discipline” Level 3 Academy in the city of Frankfurt on January 5 - 12, 2016. The four disciplines of Men’s- (MAG), Women’s- (WAG), Rhythmic-and Trampoline Gymnastics were held simultaneously.

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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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12/01/2016

Six neat things that happened in the Gymnastics world this week

2016 has barely begun, but we're already awash in cool news from around the world.

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07/01/2016

World Cup, World Challenge Cup events added to 2016 FIG calendar in Artistic, Rhythmic Gymnastics

Four cities have been added as stops on the 2016 FIG World Cup circuit, augmenting the number of World Cup events in Rhythmic and World Challenge Cups in Artistic Gymnastics.

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05/01/2016

Gymnastics Australia hosts final FIG Academies of 2015

Gymnastics Australia hosted a “three-discipline” FIG Level 2 Academy in the capital city of Canberra on December 13-20, 2015. The three disciplines of Men’s (MAG), Women’s (WAG), and Acrobatic Gymnastics were held simultaneously.

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04/01/2016

China hosts extraordinary Artistic Gymnastics Academy in Wuhan

During the week of December 9 - 16, 2015, the Gymnastics Federation of the People’s Republic of China hosted a FIG Academy for Artistic Gymnastics.

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17/12/2015

President Grandi impressed by new dedicated gymnastics centre in Slovenia

FIG President Bruno Grandi, who travelled to Slovenia last week at the invitation of the local Federation, was impressed by the new National Gymnastics Centre inaugurated on November 27 in the capital Ljubljana.

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02/12/2015

Happy Wednesday! Headlines of the week in Gymnastics

The weekly roundup of what's making the rounds in the news and on social media in the world of Gymnastics.

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24/11/2015

Jamaica becomes the 65th federation to host an Academy

The Jamaica Gymnastics Association became the 65th FIG member federation to host an Academy.

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24/11/2015

Qatar hosts its fifth FIG Academy

During the week of November 11 and 18, 2015, the Gymnastics Federation of Qatar hosted a Level 2 Academy for Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics.

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23/11/2015

Valentin Mogilny, five-time World gold medallist, 1965-2015

Valentin Victorovich Mogilny (USSR), who won more than a dozen World and European medals between 1985 and 1990, passed away Sunday at 49.

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18/11/2015

Philippines hosts its seventh FIG Academy in two years

The Gymnastics Association of the Philippines hosted a FIG Academy for the first time in 2013 and has quickly become one of the most active Academy hosts. On November 14 it concluded its seventh Academy.

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16/11/2015

After silver surprise in Glasgow, the sky's the limit for Marian Dragulescu

"I invented this in 1999, and for five or six years, I was the only one to do it. It's interesting, because I'm still here. I'm still competing. This is the most beautiful thing," Dragulescu said.

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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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06/11/2015

Quotables: Other gymnasts on Kohei Uchimura

He's been called Superman, the king, and the best male gymnast who ever lived, all by his adoring...competitors.

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03/11/2015

Artistic Gymnastics: First 2016 Olympic Games qualifiers, 2016 Olympic Test Event qualifiers confirmed

Following competition at the 46th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships held October 23-November 1, the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) herewith confirms the lists of qualifiers for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games and the 2016 Olympic Test Event in Artistic Gymnastics.

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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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31/10/2015

Giulia Steingruber, Max Whitlock awarded Longines Prizes for Elegance at Artistic Gymnastics World Championships

As the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) long-lasting partner, as well as Official Partner and Timekeeper of the 46th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships 2015, Longines had the honor to present the Longines Prizes for Elegance in Artistic Gymnastics to Max Whitlock (GBR) and Giulia Steingruber (SUI).

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30/10/2015

With sixth consecutive World title, Kohei Uchimura's legend grows even bigger

Since being crowned World champion for the first time in 2009, no one has been able to impede the royal march of Kohei Uchimura. Nobody did Friday night in Glasgow either.

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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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28/10/2015

Kings of Gymnastics: Kohei Uchimura leads Japan to first World team gold in nearly 40 years

After silver at four straight World Championships -- including a 0.1 heartbreaker last year in Nanning -- the Japanese men finally reversed their fortunes to take gold Wednesday night in Glasgow.

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27/10/2015

Glasgow Men's All-around final: The Uchimura vs. Verniaiev show

Among those cited as potential heirs (or usurpers) to Olympic and World champion Kohei Uchimura's crown, no name figures more prominently than that of Oleg Verniaiev.

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26/10/2015

Japan, Kohei Uchimura lead as first Men's teams qualify for Rio at Glasgow Worlds

Nobody in a World qualification has ever come as close to Kohei Uchimura’s score as Oleg Verniaiev (UKR) did Monday in Men's qualification at the Glasgow World Championships.

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25/10/2015

Despite Floor error, Kohei Uchimura is still the master in Men’s Gymnastics

Turns out the “Superman” of Gymnastics is a mortal after all.

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25/10/2015

Skills and strategies: six things that make a difference in Men's Gymnastics

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

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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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24/10/2015

Nadia Comaneci: 'Panic' hurt the Romanian women's team

After Romania's meltdown in Women's team preliminaries on the first day of the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Glasgow (GBR), Olympic legend Nadia Comaneci spoke about the problems the team faced during the competition, and how they will try to recover.

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23/10/2015

Russia leads after first day of qualification at Glasgow Worlds; Romania likely out of team final

Without injured star Aliya Mustafina, excellent performances from returning Olympians and promising newcomers earned the Russians the title of team to beat halfway through the two-day qualification.

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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

Kohei Uchimura: The perpetual quest for perfection

If some in this era have chosen to perform a higher level of difficulty at the expense of good execution, Uchimura returns Men's Artistic Gymnastics to all its nobility.

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21/10/2015

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

Eight of the biggest storylines developing around the Men's competition at the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships.

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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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20/10/2015

How Artistic gymnasts qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games

98 men and 98 women will compete in Artistic Gymnastics in Rio next summer. Here's how they'll get there.

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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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19/10/2015

On the road to Rio, Romanian women focusing on team result

After a fourth place team finish at the 2014 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, Romanian stars Larisa Iordache and Diana Bulimar are focusing on team unity and success at this week's World Championships in Glasgow (GBR).

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18/10/2015

Artistic Gymnastics flashback: Beth Tweddle (GBR)

As Artistic Gymnastics World Championships fever sweeps through Glasgow, FIG Athletes Representative Beth Tweddle (GBR), to date the only British gymnast to have won a World title, looks back on her own World and Olympic experiences.

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18/10/2015

Oksana Chusovitina (UZB) planning difficult new vault for Glasgow World Championships

2008 Olympic Vault silver medallist Oksana Chusovitina (UZB) is planning to try to become only the fourth woman to land the incredibly difficult Produnova Vault in international competition.

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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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16/10/2015

An alternate no longer, Paul Ruggeri (USA) relishing chance to compete at Glasgow Worlds

Ruggeri, 26, had become so used to being the alternate that his first reaction upon making the World team following August's U.S. National Championships was disbelief.

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15/10/2015

Through success and setbacks, Courtney McGregor (NZL) remains committed to Olympic dream

After a knee injury took her out of competition for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Courtney McGregor (NZL) is relishing a second chance for glory in Glasgow at the upcoming Artistic Gymnastics World Championships.

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14/10/2015

5 questions with: British Gymnastics CEO Jane Allen

In her five years as CEO of British Gymnastics, Jane Allen has watched the sport take off in her adopted country.

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13/10/2015

Shooting for his fourth Olympic Games, Fabian Hambuechen (GER) shows no signs of slowing down

Best known as a Horizontal Bar star, Fabian Hambuechen is counting on his All-around capabilities to help the German Men's team earn an Olympic berth at the World Championships this month in Glasgow (GBR).

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12/10/2015

'Slight' Achilles tear ends Sam Mikulak's World Championships bid

A 'slight' Achilles tear will keep Pan American Games champion Sam Mikulak (USA) out of the upcoming World Championships in Glasgow (GBR).

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09/10/2015

2012 Olympic gold medallist Aliya Mustafina (RUS) withdraws from upcoming Glasgow Worlds

2010 World champion Aliya Mustafina (RUS), one of the lynchpins of the Russian women's team for the Glasgow Worlds, has officially withdrawn from the competition.

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06/10/2015

Seven Artistic Gymnastics judges warned by FIG Disciplinary Commission

The FIG Disciplinary Commission has issued warnings to seven Artistic Gymnastics judges for scoring irregularities during the 2014 World Championships in Nanning (CHN).

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06/10/2015

Read the new 'World of Gymnastics' Magazine, online now!

The October 2015 issue of the FIG Magazine includes full reviews of the 2015 World Gymnaestrada and World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships, as well as previews of some big events to come this fall!

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03/10/2015

Artistic Gymnastics flashback: Jani Tanskanen (FIN)

With the 2015 Glasgow Worlds just around the corner, 1997 World Horizontal Bar champion Jani Tanskanen (FIN), reflects on his own Worlds memories.

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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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22/09/2015

Several World medal hopefuls shine in Osijek

A month before the Glasgow World Championships, several pretenders to the global gold used the World Challenge Cup in Osijek, Croatia this weekend to demonstrate their ambitions.

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17/09/2015

Coming up: The Osijek World Cup!

Qualification gets underway Thursday at the FIG Osijek World Cup in Croatia, where more than 100 World and Olympic hopefuls from all five continents will be polishing their routines before next month's World Championships in Glasgow (GBR).

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16/09/2015

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

The weekly roundup of what's been happening in the world of Gymnastics.

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13/09/2015

Stuttgart signs on for 2019 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships

The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) and the German Gymnastics Federation (DTB) signed a contract Sunday officially attributing the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships to the city of Stuttgart (GER).

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01/09/2015

Erika Zuchold (GDR), a star of the '60s and '70s, passes away

The dynamic Erika Zuchold, an East German star who performed some of the riskiest elements of her era, recently passed away at the age of 68.

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01/09/2015

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

The weekly roundup of the biggest news and events in the Gymnastics world.

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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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25/08/2015

FIG Academy Programme returns to Norway

The Norway Gymnastics Federation hosted a FIG Academy for the first time since 2006. This time it was again a Level 2 Academy for Men’s (MAG) and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) which was held in the magnificent facilities of the Holmen Turnhall in Oslo during the week of August 9-16, 2015.

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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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06/08/2015

Asian Championships gymnasts pay homage to Hiroshima anniversary at Peace Memorial

In the midst of making history in the present, the gymnasts of the 2015 Asian Championships, which took place this past weekend in Hiroshima (JPN), also took time to remember the past.

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05/08/2015

Rio 2016: One year to go!

With exactly one year to go before the 2016 Olympic Games begin in Rio de Janeiro (BRA), Artistic Gymnastics Olympic hopefuls are eagerly anticipating another date on the agenda: the beginning of the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships October 23 in Glasgow (GBR).

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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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03/08/2015

Japanese, Chinese win big at Asian Championships in Hiroshima

No doubt wanting to make a golden impression before a home crowd, Japan sent its top Men's and Women's teams, holding back only superstar World Champion Kohei Uchimura, who is focusing on Glasgow.

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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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27/07/2015

Date change announced for the 2018 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships

The 2018 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships will now take place from October 25-November 3, 2018.

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11/07/2015

Follow the FIG on Instagram!

Just in time for this coming week's World Gymnaestrada in Helsinki (FIN), the FIG is pleased to unveil its new Instagram account, @figymnastics.

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10/07/2015

World stars headline Pan American Games rosters in Artistic, Rhythmic and Trampoline

A host of 2016 Olympic hopefuls, including Flavia Saraiva (BRA, Artistic Gymnastics), Laura Zeng (USA, Rhythmic Gymnastics) and Rosie MacLennan (CAN, Trampoline Gymnastics) are all expected to challenge for gold at this week's Pan American Games in Toronto (CAN), one of the summer's bigger dress rehearsals for this fall's World Championships and Olympic qualification.

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03/07/2015

In Korea, pride and pressure as World University Games begin

Korean stars Yang Hak Seon and Son Yeon Jae are among the favorites for gold at the World University Games, where competition begins Saturday in Gwangju (KOR).

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02/07/2015

2015 World Gymnaestrada Helsinki: 10 days to go!

Thursday marks 10 days to go before the 2015 World Gymnaestrada, the biggest festival of Gymnastics there is, gets underway July 12 in the Finnish capital with a spectacular opening ceremony to be held at the 1952 Olympic stadium.

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22/06/2015

Giulia Steingruber and Oleg Stepko impress at Baku 2015 Artistic Gymnastics Apparatus Finals

Giulia Steingruber (SUI) and Oleg Stepko (AZE) were the most successful gymnasts at the Artistic Gymnastics Apparatus Finals of the Baku 2015 European Games on Saturday.

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19/06/2015

Aliya Mustafina and Oleg Verniaiev win Baku 2015 Artistic Gymnastics All-around titles

Aliya Mustafina (RUS) and Oleg Verniaiev (UKR) won the Artistic Gymnastics All-around titles at the inaugural European Games at Baku's National Gymnastics Arena on Thursday.

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16/06/2015

Russia wins Men's and Women's Team titles at Baku 2015

Russia won both the Men's and Women's Artistic Gymnastics Team titles as the first medals were awarded in Gymnastics at the inaugural European Games in Baku (AZE) on Monday.

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12/06/2015

15 to watch at this week's 2015 European Games

The inaugural European Games, the first pan-European multisport event, gets underway this week in Baku. It's a historic moment for Gymnastics as well -- for the first time, all competitive disciplines of the popular Olympic sport will be contested at the same event, some in the same arena at the same time.

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08/06/2015

Vietnam, Malaysia make history as 2015 SEA Games commence

Vietnamese and Malaysian gymnasts surged to the top in the team competition as Gymnastics made a return to the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, which got underway this weekend in Singapore.

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05/06/2015

Draw held for Gymnastics disciplines at 2015 Gwangju Summer Universiade

The drawing of lots for Men's and Women's Artistic and Rhythmic Gymnastics were completed on June 4th for the 2015 Summer Universiade in Gwangju (KOR)

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01/06/2015

Brazilians, Germans best at Flanders International Team Challenge

New senior Flavia Saraiva and a deep German team of juniors and seniors picked up the titles at the first-ever Flanders International Team Challenge this weekend in Ghent (BEL).

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28/05/2015

Cuba follows up on Age Group Camp with FIG Artistic Gymnastics Academy

Immediately following the hosting of an FIG Age Group camp for Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics, the Gymnastics Federation of Cuba hosted a Level 1 Academy during the week of May 17-24, 2015.

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26/05/2015

Anadia World Cup: A show of Cuban strength in Artistic Gymnastics

With gold on three events and silvers on two others, Cuba's Manrique Larduet was the breakout star of the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup, held this past weekend in Anadia (POR).

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26/05/2015

Namibia hosts its fifth FIG Academy

Exactly twelve years ago, Namibia hosted one of the very first FIG Academies. Now, from May 17 - 24, 2015, the country hosted its fifth Academy and the 198th for the FIG Academy programme overall.

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21/05/2015

Q and A on the new Olympic qualification system in Gymnastics

Will fewer gymnasts be competing in the Olympics because of the new system? Is the new system fair to specialists? How will the qualification process change? All these questions, answered.

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16/05/2015

Stuttgart (GER) lands 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships

The FIG Council has attributed the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships to the German Gymnastics Federation and the city of Stuttgart, bringing the World Championships back to a city with deep Gymnastics roots.

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16/05/2015

FIG Council Official News: May 16, 2015

A summary of major decisions and information published by the FIG Council at its May 16, 2015 meeting in Melbourne (AUS).

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15/05/2015

FIG Council Official News: May 15, 2015

A summary of major decisions and information published by the FIG Council at its May 15, 2015 meeting in Melbourne (AUS).

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13/05/2015

Varna World Cup: Combined disciplines, successful competition

In a first for the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), this past weekend's World Cup competitions in Acrobatic and Artistic Gymnastics in Varna (BUL) were held concurrently in the same arena, with Saturday and Sunday's finals showcasing first one discipline, then the other.

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11/05/2015

Diversity rules at the Varna Artistic World Cup

With one gold and two silver medals, Azerbaijan's Oleg Stepko was the most successful gymnast at this past weekend's Varna World Challenge Cup in Bulgaria.

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07/05/2015

World Artistic, Acrobatic Gymnastics stars rev up for Varna World Cup

It's two-for-one Gymnastics at the Palace of Culture and Sport in Varna (BUL) this weekend.

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04/05/2015

Brazilians, Chinese win big at São Paolo World Challenge Cup

Let's just say that it was a big weekend for Brazilian Gymnastics.

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30/04/2015

Central and South American stars aim to stand out in São Paolo

A strong contingent of Central and South American gymnasts flip into the spotlight at this weekend's São Paolo World Challenge Cup in São Paolo (BRA), the only 2015 FIG World Challenge Cup to be held on the South American continent.

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30/04/2015

El Salvador hosts 55th FIG Age Group Camp

On April 27-29, 2015, the Gymnastics Federation of El Salvador hosted a training session for the International Gymnastics Federation's (FIG) Age Group Development and Competition Programme in Men's (MAG) and Women's Artistic Gymnastics (WAG). With the recent three camps for an analogous programme for Rhythmic Gymnastics, this became the 55th Age Group camp offered by the FIG around the world over the past four years.

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25/04/2015

Saturday special: 5 Gymnastics videos you should be watching right now: The Showstoppers edition

A weekly roundup of the most intriguing and newsworthy videos on the ‘net.

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20/04/2015

Paraguay hosts FIG coach education event for the first time

On April 16-18, 2015, the Gymnastics Federation of Paraguay hosted the first of eleven planned FIG Age Group training sessions for the Spanish language countries of the Pan American Gymnastics Union (PAGU).

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20/04/2015

How Giulia Steingruber and Oleg Verniaiev won the 2015 European All-around titles

He had a bad leg. She had had a rough fall season. But Oleg Verniaiev (UKR) and Giulia Steingruber (SUI) were able to block out the distractions and put the past behind them and win historic European All-around titles this past weekend in Montpellier (FRA).

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17/04/2015

Once teammates, now rivals, Oleg Verniaiev and Oleg Stepko head for European All-around confrontation

Former Olympic teammates Oleg Verniaiev (UKR) and Oleg Stepko (AZE) were 1-2 in qualifying to the All-around final as the men's competition at the 2015 European Gymnastics Championships began Thursday in Montpellier (FRA).

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15/04/2015

Maria Kharenkova, Giulia Steingruber impress on day one of European Gymnastics Championships

Russia's Maria Kharenkova and Switzerland's Giulia Steingruber led the way during women's qualification at the European Championships, which began Wednesday in Montpellier (FRA).

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14/04/2015

2015 European Artistic Gymnastics Championships: A collision of veterans and newcomers

A new generation of gymnasts will be seeking to make their mark at the 2015 European Championships, which begin Wednesday in Montpellier (FRA) with qualification for All-around and event finals.

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13/04/2015

FIG Women's and Men's Technical Committees convene in Australia

The FIG Women’s and Men’s Technical Committees met in Surfer’s Paradise on the Gold Coast of Australia for their second meeting of the year on May 8-11, 2015.

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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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07/04/2015

Dutch dominate Ljubljana World Challenge Cup, final competition before Montpellier Euros

If the results of this weekend's Ljubljana World Cup are any indication, the European Gymnastics Championships, which begin in Montpellier (FRA) in 10 days, are going to be a good competition for Dutch gymnasts.

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02/04/2015

World Cup weekend! Big events coming up in Artistic, Rhythmic and Aerobic Gymnastics

The lowdown on three big FIG World Cups taking place between now and Monday.

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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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28/03/2015

2015 World Challenge Cup concludes in Doha

The 2015 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup in Doha (QAT) concluded on Friday with Giulia Steingruber (SUI) and Artur Davtyan (ARM) continuing their successful competition on the second day of event finals.

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27/03/2015

Armenian gymnasts shine on first day of finals in Doha

With one medal of each colour, Armenian gymnasts gained the most success at the 2015 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup in Doha (QAT) on Thursday. Overall, ten nations shared the medals in the events on the first day of finals.

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24/03/2015

Gymnasts aspire to World Cup honours in Doha

Following the opening in Cottbus (GER) this past weekend, the 2015 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup and World Challenge Cup series on individual apparatus continues this week with the 8th World Challenge Cup in Doha (QAT).

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23/03/2015

Strong showings at Cottbus World Challenge Cup

The 2015 FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup and World Challenge Cup series on individual apparatus kicked off this past weekend in Cottbus (GER), where spectators at a sold out Lausitz Arena witnessed exciting competitions at the 39th Turnier der Meister.

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19/03/2015

Rio 2016 reveals test event calendar

The Rio 2016 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games announced the calendar for 44 further test events to be held in preparation for the Games.

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18/03/2015

Who's who: The 2015 FIG Cottbus World Challenge Cup

An event-by-event breakdown of what to look forward to at this weekend's FIG Cottbus Challenger World Cup in Germany.

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16/03/2015

Zoltán Magyar: ‘Athlete of the Nation’ in Hungary!

Two-time Olympic Pommel Horse champion Zoltán Magyar (HUN) has been selected as one of Hungary's "Athletes of the Nation," joining an elite group of Hungarian athletes who have achieved excellence at the World or Olympic level.

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12/03/2015

'Le Gymnaste': Roman and Marta Pihan-Kulesza: 'We don't want to leave Poland'

In this interview with 'Le Gymnaste' Magazine, veterans Marta and Roman Kulesza (POL) reveal what has kept them in Poland – and in Gymnastics – as they prepare for the busy international season ahead.

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11/03/2015

History for Ukraine and Venezuela as Oleg Verniaiev and Jessica Lopez win 2014-15 FIG World Cup Series titles

Solid performances at all three FIG World Cup Series meets propelled Oleg Verniaiev (UKR) and Jessica Lopez (VEN) to the 2014-2015 FIG Artistic Gymnastics All-around World Cup Series titles, a historic first for both countries.

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10/03/2015

Woo sisters wow at L'International Gymnix in Montreal

Sisters and 2016 Olympic hopefuls Victoria-Kayen and Rose-Kaying Woo won the All-around titles at the popular international tournament this past weekend.

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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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04/03/2015

FIG visits Montreal - Host city of the 2017 Artistic Worlds

Representatives of the International Gymnastics Federation's (FIG) Sport Department carried out an inspection visit to Montreal (CAN) from February 10 - 13, 2015. The visit was scheduled following the FIG Executive Committee’s (EC) decision to provisionally allocate the 2017 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships to the Canadian city. In their meeting on February 25 - 26, the EC confirmed the definitive attribution of the event to the Canadian Gymnastics Federation and the City of Montreal.

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19/02/2015

Hungary's oldest Olympic gymnast takes her final farewell

Olga Törös, Hungary's oldest Olympic gymnast, has died at the age of 100.

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18/02/2015

Hungary returns as FIG Academy host after ten years

The Hungary Gymnastics Federation hosted a FIG Academy for the first time since 2005. The Level 2 Academy for Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics was held in the magnificent Olympic training facilities in Tata from February 9 - 16, 2015.

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16/02/2015

Glasgow World Gymnastics Championships: 250 days to go!

The countdown is on! With 250 days to go before the 2015 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships get underway in Glasgow (GBR), events are already in motion in the host city.

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06/02/2015

Excellent results for Artistic Gymnastics coaches at Academy in Auckland

The majority of the forty participants of the FIG Artistic Gymnastics Academy that took place on January 23 - 30, 2015, in Auckland (NZL) had excellent examination results.

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02/02/2015

FIG opens media accreditation process for 2015

As of today, the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) has opened the media accreditation process for its major events in 2015. The application process is open to the written press, photographers, non-rights holding television and radio representatives.

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24/01/2015

Saturday special: Five Gymnastics videos you should be watching right now

A weekly roundup of the most intriguing and newsworthy videos on the ‘net.

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05/01/2015

Mexican gymnast Jaime Romero killed

Shocking news reached the international Gymnastics community at the beginning of the year, when the killing of Mexican Artistic Gymnastics national team member Jaime Romero was reported.

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11/12/2014

Australia hosts high level Artistic Gymnastics FIG Academy

The Australian Gymnastics Federation hosted Level 3 FIG Academy for Men's and Women's Artistic Gymnastics in the capital city of Canberra on November 30 to December 7, 2014.

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09/12/2014

Bolivia hosts two Artistic Gymnastics Academies

In close collaboration with the Olympic Solidarity Programme of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) organised a joint Academy for the fourth time.

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03/12/2014

Gymnastics stars line up for Saturday's Glasgow World Cup

2013 Glasgow World Cup champions Oleg Verniaiev (UKR) and Larisa Iordache (ROU) are back to defend their titles against rising stars and newcomers during the second of three competitions in the FIG 2014-2015 Artistic World Cup series this Saturday in Glasgow (GBR).

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21/11/2014

Meet the eight new elements in Women's Artistic Gymnastics!

Eight new elements have been officially approved in the Women's Artistic Gymnastics Code of Points, the FIG Women's Technical Committee announced earlier this week.

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19/11/2014

Mongolia joins list of FIG Academy host countries

Mongolia has become the 60th country to host an FIG Academy and the third combined with an Olympic Solidarity course.

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18/11/2014

Comebacks, champions made at Elite Gym Massilia in Marseille

Rising international stars Daria Spiridonova (RUS) and Giada Grisetti (SUI) won the All-around titles at the annual Elite Gym Massilia meet, held this past weekend in Marseille (FRA).

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05/11/2014

Philippines hosts third FIG Academy within six weeks

The Gymnastics Association of the Philippines hosted an FIG Academy for the first time in 2013 and has quickly become one of the most active Academy hosts. On October 24, 2014, it concluded its fourth Academy and its third within a six-week period.

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03/10/2014

Nanning Worlds: Official opening

Officials and the media attending the 45th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Nanning (CHN) were welcomed at an official reception and a media banquet held Thursday at the Li Yuan and Mingyuan Hotels, respectively.

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02/10/2014

Five ways to follow the 2014 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships

Fans who want to keep up with the latest happenings in Nanning have several options. Here are five ways to follow the action from Nanning:

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02/10/2014

Senegal hosts its fifth FIG Academy

Senegal hosted its fifth FIG Academy on September 18-25, 2014, in the capital city of Dakar. The facilities at the Gymnase a la Masion de la Douane were very much improved and were especially enhanced by the methodological training equipment provided by the FIG over a year ago.

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01/10/2014

Ukraine's gymnasts struggle to find a training ground

Ukrainian gymnasts have struggled to train for the 2014 world championships due to the unstable situation in their country, Oksana SLIUSARCHUK (UKR), head coach for the female athletes, said.

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01/10/2014

China's "Green City" Nanning welcomes international Gymnastics elite for 2014 Worlds

Following the 1999 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Tianjin, China for the second time is hosting the biggest sporting event on the FIG competition calendar.

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01/10/2014

Azerbaijan offers last-minute lifeline to abandoned Russian gymnasts

It was a seemingly unremarkable moment. An Azeri gymnast came over to greet fellow gymnasts from Russia at the crossover of the teams' training sessions.

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16/09/2014

Dutch women, French men victorious at pre-Worlds Friendly in Rouen

The Dutch women and the French men were the winners at an International Friendly held this past weekend in Rouen (FRA).

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04/09/2014

This weekend, it's the Friendly season in Artistic Gymnastics

Top European teams are gearing up for the World Championships in Nanning (CHN) with a smattering of International Friendly meets taking place this weekend in four European countries.

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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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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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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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06/08/2014

Following the leaders: Q and A with Commonwealth Games standout Nile Wilson

Nile Wilson came to the 2014 Commonwealth Games as a rookie, though not one exactly new to international competition.

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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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04/08/2014

Following the leaders: Q and A with Commonwealth Games champ Claudia Fragapane (ENG)

Get to know British Gymnastics's new "It" girl in this edited Q and A with the Commonwealth Games News Service, where she discusses everything from her beginnings in the sport to family and team support.

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04/08/2014

Quotables: 2014 Commonwealth Games

Enjoy some golden sayings from gymnasts at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, courtesy of the Commonwealth Games News service.

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02/08/2014

Canada, Scotland, England golden on final day of gymnastics at Commonwealth Games

Gymnasts from Canada, Scotland and England all won gold medals to close out gymnastics competition Friday at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow (SCO).

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01/08/2014

English gymnasts take three more golds as Commonwealth event finals begin

English gymnasts won another three gold medals Thursday as event finals got underway at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow (SCO).

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31/07/2014

England reigns supreme in Commonwealth All-around finals

English gymnasts reigned supreme in All-around finals at the Commonwealth Games Wednesday night, capturing both golds and five of the six All-around medals given out in Glasgow.

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29/07/2014

English teams enjoy doubly golden performance at Commonwealth Games

Led by top All-around qualifiers Max Whitlock and Claudia Fragapane, England's Men's and Women's teams each captured gold in an often dramatic team final at the Commonwealth Games Tuesday in Glasgow (SCO).

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28/07/2014

England romps day one of gymnastics qualification at Commonwealth Games

If the results of the first day of qualification at the 2014 Commonwealth Games are any indication, England is going to have a good Games in Artistic Gymnastics.

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18/07/2014

Mexico hosts the 170th FIG Academy

The Gymnastics Federation of Mexico hosted a Level 2 FIG Academy for Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics on July 6-13, 2014. This was the 170th Academy in the twelve-year old programme.

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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

Singapore Open Championships mark milestone for 2015 SEA Games

As an annual event which started since 2004, the Singapore Gymnastics Open Championships has seen a lot of growth over the years.

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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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27/06/2014

Academy participation in Dominican Republic proves universal interest in high performance Gymnastics

The Gymnastics Federation of the Dominican Republic hosted a Level 3 FIG Academy for Men’s (MAG) and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) on June 16-23, 2014.

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02/06/2014

Lopez, Martins, Americans on top in Anadia as World Cup ends

Fan favorite Jessica Lopez (VEN) and three American gymnasts combined to win six of the 10 titles up for grabs at the Anadia World Challenge Cup, held this past weekend in Anadia (POR).

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31/05/2014

Zanetti, newcomers shine as Anadia World Challenge Cup begins

Olympic rings champion Arthur Zanetti (BRA) and a host of newcomers topped the standings during the qualifying rounds at the Anadia World Cup Thursday and Friday in Anadia (POR).

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29/05/2014

24 countries aiming for gold at Anadia World Challenge Cup

World stars Arthur Zanetti (BRA), Sam Mikulak (USA) and Jessica Lopez (VEN) will be among the more than 100 gymnasts competing at the Anadia World Challenge Cup, which gets underway today in Anadia (POR).

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27/05/2014

Ablyazin, Russians lead the way as Europeans end

Denis Ablyazin and the Russian men's team were the big winners as the European Men's Championships concluded Sunday in Sofia (BUL).

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22/05/2014

The first flips toward Rio

In Artistic Gymnastics, the 2016 Olympic qualification process begins now. Seventy-two countries have registered to compete at this fall's World Championships in Nanning (CHN), the first step toward team qualification for the Rio Olympics.

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16/05/2014

Vietnam and Malaysia host Age Group Programme Camps

Two more of the International Gymnastics Federation’s (FIG) Follow-up and Monitoring Camps for the Age Group Development and Competition Programme were completed as part of the five-country tour of South-East Asia.

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15/05/2014

Sofia storylines: Women's competition preview for the 2014 European Championships

The senior women's competition gets underway at the European Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Sofia (BUL) Thursday. Here are a few of the prospective stories to watch out for.

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07/05/2014

Croatian, Slovenian gymnasts head FIG World Cup rankings

Bolstered by well-received performances at recent World Cup meets in Croatia and Slovenia, gymnasts from those two countries sit atop the World Cup standings in six out of 10 events in Men's and Women's Artistic Gymnastics.

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28/04/2014

Steingruber, Phan shine on second day of Osijek World Cup finals

Swiss standout Giulia Steingruber and Vietnam's Phan Thi Ha Thanh each captured one gold and one bronze medal as the Osijek World Challenge Cup concluded Sunday in Croatia.

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22/04/2014

Trinidad and Tobago host an FIG Age Group Camp before Easter

Two days after completing an FIG Follow-up and Monitoring Camp for the Age Group Development and Competition Programme in Barbados, the two assigned FIG experts started a similar camp for Trinidad and Tobago on April 13 – 15, 2014.

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22/04/2014

Dutch, Slovenians shine at Ljubljana World Challenge Cup

Gymnasts from the Netherlands and host nation Slovenia were the most successful at the Ljubljana World Challenge Cup this past weekend in Ljubljana (SLO), winning just over half the gold medals available.

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21/04/2014

Host country takes eight medals at Korea Cup

Six different Korean gymnasts combined to win a total of eight medals, the showpiece being Olympic hero Yang Hak Seon's gold on Men's Vault, at this past weekend's Korea Cup in Incheon.

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14/04/2014

Barbados hosts its first FIG Age Group Camp

The Barbados Amateur Gymnastics Association hosted an FIG Follow-up and Monitoring Camp for the Age Group Development and Competition Programme at Flip Gym Gymnastics in the city of Bridgetown on April 9-11, 2014.

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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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11/04/2014

FIG commends, sanctions judges in Rhythmic, Artistic Gymnastics

Following a comprehensive analysis and review of the judging at the World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Kiev (UKR) last August and the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in October in Antwerp (BEL), the FIG formally commended a number of judges in letters issued to their national federations.

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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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08/04/2014

Pacific Rims to get underway in Richmond

From World champions and multiple medal winners to the new up-and-comers, some 250 athletes from 15 countries will compete at the 2014 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships, April 9 -12, at the Olympic Oval in Richmond (CAN), the crown jewel of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games.

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07/04/2014

Uchimura, Ferrari take titles at the Tokyo World Cup

World and Olympic All-around champion Kohei Uchimura (JPN) and Vanessa Ferrari (ITA) reigned supreme at this past weekend's Tokyo World Cup, the final event of the 2013-2014 FIG World Cup series.

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04/04/2014

Five reasons to get excited about the Tokyo World Cup

The 2013-2014 FIG World Cup season culminates at this Saturday's Tokyo World Cup in Japan. Here are five reasons we're psyched to see what's in store:

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01/04/2014

Egypt on top of African Championships rankings

Egypt came out on top of the overall rankings at the 12th African Championships with sensational 25 gold, 20 silver and 17 bronze medals. The event that took place from March 27 – 30, 2014, in Tshwane (RSA), featured Men’s and Women’s Artistic as well as Rhythmic Gymnastics competitions for juniors and seniors.

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30/03/2014

Olympians excel at Austrian Team Open

Olympians Marta Pihan-Kulesza (POL) and Vid Hidvegi (HUN) led their teams to victory at the Fifth Austrian Team Open, held this past weekend in Linz.

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27/03/2014

An Olympian passes away

Finnish gymnast Raini Hämäläinen (Tuominen) died March 19 in her hometown of Tampere. She was 82 years old.

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26/03/2014

Armenians, Romanians lead as Doha World Cup begins

Armenian gymnasts lead the standings in three events after the qualifying round of competition at the Doha World Cup Wednesday in Qatar's capital city.

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25/03/2014

World champions, challengers suit up for Doha World Cup

A host of World and Olympic stars making their 2014 international debuts are among the approximately 200 gymnasts set to compete at the Doha World Challenge Cup, which begins Wednesday in the Qatari capital.

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25/03/2014

American junior Artistic gymnasts return to Aracaju for continental championships

From March 26 – 30, Aracaju (BRA), capital of Sergipe State will be the stage for the 2014 Junior Pan American Championships, hosted by the Brazilian Gymnastics Federation (CBG), which is expecting participation from about 300 participants.

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25/03/2014

Tshwane hosts African gymnasts for continental championships

The South African City of Tshwane will play host to the 12th African Championships in Artistic and Rhythmic Gymnastics this week.

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24/03/2014

American women jubilant in Jesolo

In this rare foreign appearance, the Americans continued to prove why they are regarded as the deepest team in the world today: Superior difficulty scores and clean execution helped the U.S. women handily defeat host Italy in the team competition at the Trofeo Città di Jesolo.

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19/03/2014

Nanning 15 years after Tianjin!

The 45th World Artistic Gymnastics Championships will take place on October 3 – 12, 2014 in Nanning, a city of 7 million inhabitants, located in the extreme south of the People's Republic of China.

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17/03/2014

Gold for six nations at 38th Tournament of Masters

Gymnasts of six different nations won gold at the traditional “Turnier der Meister”, the Tournament of Masters, this past weekend in Cottbus (GER). Spectators at the sold-out Lausitz Arena witnessed exciting finals in both the men’s and the women’s competitions.

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13/03/2014

Big names line up for 38th Cottbus World Cup

Gymnasts from 41 countries are scheduled to compete at the 38th annual Turnier der Meister, an FIG Challenge World Cup, which begins Thursday in Cottbus (GER).

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07/03/2014

International hopefuls match up at International Gymnix in Montreal

Gymnasts from nine countries will compete in Quebec (CAN) this weekend at the annual International Gymnix organized by the Gymnix club of Montreal.

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05/03/2014

Zimbabwe and Mozambique simultaneously host FIG Age Group Camps

The Gymnastics federations of Zimbabwe and of Mozambique both hosted an FIG Follow-up and Monitoring Camp for the FIG Age Group Development and Competition Programme in Artistic Gymnastics on February 28 to March 2, 2014.

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12/02/2014

Date change: Tokyo World Cup set to take place April 5

The schedule of the Tokyo World Cup, the fourth and final event in the 2013-2014 FIG World Cup series, has been modified so that the competition will take place during a single day, April 5.

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31/01/2014

Training for Sochi, Brazilian Olympian Lais Souza in critical condition after skiing accident

Two-time Olympian Lais Souza (BRA) remains in critical condition after skiing into a tree Monday in Park City, Utah, various media outlets are reporting.

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31/01/2014

The loss of a legend

The Swedish Gymnastics Federation has announced the passing of Ms Marianne Zetterman, a symbolic figure in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics who died after a time of illness on January 27, 2014. Born on July 16, 1955, Zetterman was 58 years old.

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28/01/2014

Britain's Sam Oldham tapped to replace Max Whitlock at American Cup

Great Britain's Sam Oldham will replace injured teammate Max Whitlock at the 2014 American Cup March 1 in Greensboro (USA), USA Gymnastics announced Tuesday.

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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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24/01/2014

Elizabeth Price joins field for 2014 American Cup

Reigning World all-around silver medalist Kyla Ross (USA) has withdrawn from the American Cup and will be replaced by 2013 Stuttgart World Cup champion Elizabeth Price (USA), USA Gymnastics confirmed Friday.

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21/01/2014

Chile hosts FIG Age Group Development and Competition Programme

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.

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20/01/2014

Germany's Sophie Scheder added to American Cup field

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), USA Gymnastics announced Monday.

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23/12/2013

2013: The Gymnastics year in review

Reviewing the Gymnastics year 2013

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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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13/12/2013

Biles, Ross and 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, scheduled for Saturday, March 1, 2014, at the Greensboro (N.C.) Coliseum Complex.

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12/12/2013

Verniaiev, Price, Iordache lead World Cup standings

The stars came out for the Stuttgart World Cup, the first competition of the 2013-2014 FIG World Cup series, held this past weekend in Germany.

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10/12/2013

Five must-see routines from the Glasgow World Cup

The Glasgow World Cup, the second of four stops on the 2013-2014 FIG World Cup series, drew a mix of the sport's biggest names and promising new stars to Scotland this past weekend.

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10/12/2013

Going for Gold at the Glasgow Grand Prix

Fresh off victories at the Stuttgart World Cup, Elizabeth Price (USA) and Oleg Verniaiev (UKR) will try to make it two in a row at this weekend's Glasgow Grand Prix, the second of four World Cup stops in the FIG's 2013-2014 World Cup series.

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07/12/2013

Iordache, Verniaiev capture Glasgow World Cup

Romania's Larisa Iordache and Oleg Verniaiev (UKR) took the titles at the Glasgow World Cup, the second of four FIG World Cup meets in the 2013-2014 World Cup series, held Saturday at Glasgow's Emirates Arena.

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06/12/2013

Five reasons to get excited for the Glasgow World Cup

The Stuttgart World Cup was only the beginning. This weekend, the FIG World Cup circuit turns to Glasgow (GBR) for the second of stop in the 2013-2014 series.

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03/12/2013

Eight videos you should see from the Stuttgart World Cup

The stars came out for the Stuttgart World Cup, the first competition of the 2013-2014 FIG World Cup series, held this past weekend in Germany.

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28/11/2013

5 reasons to get excited about this weekend's Stuttgart World Cup

The 2013-2014 World Cup season (in brief: four meets, three continents, two big winners and a 50,000 Swiss Franc purse for each) gets underway this weekend with the Stuttgart World Cup.

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20/11/2013

Stuttgart starts off 2013-2014 FIG World Cup Season

2013 World medallists Larisa Iordache (ROU) and Fabian Hambuechen (GER) headline a strong field for next weekend’s Stuttgart World Cup, the first of four meets in the FIG's 2013-2014 All-around World Cup series.

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06/10/2013

Biles … and everybody else!

The new All-around world champion – Simone Billes (USA) – was just too good for her nemeses.

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06/10/2013

Aliya in Gold!

This was a royal final for Aliya Mustafina (RUS).

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06/10/2013

The King of Vault remains Korean!

Nothing can stop Yang Hak Seon of Korea, Olympic and world title-holding champion.

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06/10/2013

One bar of Gold in China, the other Japan!

This final lined up nine gymnasts of an equal standing at the qualifications, both in difficulty and execution; notably, Uchimura of Japan and Zonderland of the Netherlands.

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06/10/2013

Wacky Racers!

A feast! Spectators in Antwerp’s Sportpaleis could not have hoped for a better final.

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05/10/2013

Disappointment hopefuls!

Giulia Steingruber (SUI) believed in the podium up until the end.

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05/10/2013

One, two, three four!

Even the judges would confer that in gymnastics it can be hard to count to four!

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05/10/2013

Ying and Yang!

Everyone was expecting Yao Jinnan when Huang Huidan arrived!

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05/10/2013

One, two, three four!

Even the judges would confer that in gymnastics it can be hard to count to four!

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05/10/2013

Four ex aequo!

The highlight of this apparatus happened during the qualifying rounds when Olympic and World champion Berki of Hungary, alongside European champion Keatings of Great Britain returned to the locker room heads hung low!

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05/10/2013

Strategy pays off!

All of Brazil was waiting for its title-holding Olympic champion! And Arthur Nabarrete Zanetti did not disappoint.

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04/10/2013

Maturity and continuity

This year, the Longines Prize for Elegance jury voted Kyla Ross (USA) and Kohei Uchimura (JPN) the most elegant and charismatic of the competing field.

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04/10/2013

Maturity and continuity

This year, the Longines Prize for Elegance jury voted Kyla Ross (USA) and Kohei Uchimura (JPN) the most elegant and charismatic of the competing field.

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04/10/2013

USA confirms!

Topping the qualifications, Simone Biles (USA) confirmed in the final.

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03/10/2013

Suspense to the end!

This final brought together the top 24 gymnasts from 17 countries, 7 of which presented two athletes each.

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18/09/2013

Individual Apparatus series winners determined in Osijek

With two Gold and two Silver medals, the Netherlands were the most successful nation at the World Challenge Cup in Osijek (CRO) at the weekend.

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13/09/2013

Osijek to conclude World Challenge Cup series

Some 170 Artistic gymnasts from 34 different nations are registered to participate in the Grand Prix Osijek 2013, a FIG World Challenge Cup that begins Friday in Croatia’s fourth largest city.

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24/06/2013

South Americans impress at Anadia World Cup

South American gymnasts took five of the ten Gold medals that were up for grabs at the FIG Individual Apparatus Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup in Anadia (POR) last weekend.

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20/06/2013

High profiles in Anadia

The Gymnastics Federation of Portugal will welcome some 170 gymnasts to the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup on June 21-23 at the High Performance Center in Anadia, central Portugal.

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29/04/2013

Black and Ruggeri excel in Ljubljana

Canada’s Elsabeth Black was the most successful gymnast at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup in Ljubljana, which concluded on Sunday in Slovenia.

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24/04/2013

Pegan to bid farewell at Ljubljana World Challenge Cup

Organisers of the Slovenian Gymnastics Federation proudly present the 46th edition of the Salamunov Memorial, an annual Artistic Gymnastics tournament run under the FIG banner since 2005.

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09/04/2013

GYM KINGS CROWNED

On April 7 – 8, a substantial public in the Japanese capital followed the final act of the Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics World Cup 2012 – 2013 in the All-around category.

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05/04/2013

100,000 CHF JACKPOT UP FOR GRABS IN TOKYO!

The final act in the 2012 / 2013 Artistic Gymnastics World Cup Series is slated for April 6 – 7 at Tokyo’s Metropolitan Komazawa Olympic Park.

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29/03/2013

World Challenge Cup in Doha

The Romanian women’s squad was the gymnasts to follow at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup with one gold and two silver medals for Larisa Andreea Iordache (resp. Beam, Floor, Vault) and Diana Laura Bulimar, gold on Floor.

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26/03/2013

Artistic Challengers continue series in Doha

London 2012 Olympic Champions Arthur Zanetti of Brazil and Krisztian Berki of Hungary headline the field of the FIG World Challenge Cup in Doha (QAT) that gets underway at Aspire Academy on Wednesday.

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25/03/2013

Russian Gymnasts capture Cottbus

Gymnasts from seventeen different nations divvied up medals from the 37th Turnier der Meister last weekend in Cottbus' sold out Lausitz Arena (GER).

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20/03/2013

‘Turnier der Meister’ attracts international challengers

Organisers of the Turnier der Meister look forward to the 37th edition of this traditional tournament in Cottbus (GER), whose launch dates back to the year 1973.

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14/03/2013

EVENT SPECIALISTS KICK OFF WORLD CUP SEASON IN FRANCE

The 19th edition of the Internationaux de France will open its doors March 16-17, 2013 in La Roche sur Yon (FRA).

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22/02/2013

Artistic All-around gymnasts line up for series finale in Tokyo

The drawing of lots for the ultimate event of the FIG All-around Artistic Gymnastics World Cup series 2012-2013 in Tokyo (JPN) was held at the FIG Head Office in Lausanne (SUI) on Tuesday.

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29/01/2013

OLYMPIANS COMPETE AT FRENCH INTERNATIONAL

The drawing of lots for the first event of the 2013 World and Challenge Cup season for individual-apparatus tournaments scheduled for March 16 – 17 in La Roche sur Yon (FRA) was held at the FIG Head Office on Friday.

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10/12/2012

PRICE AND NGUYEN STRIKE AGAIN

Elizabeth Price (USA) and Marcel Nguyen (GER) followed up their wins in Stuttgart (GER) earlier this month with further victories at the latest stage of the Women’s and Men’s All-around 2012/2013 World Cup Series, which took place in Glasgow (GBR) on December 8.

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06/12/2012

GLASGOW MARKS WORLD CUP SERIES MIDWAY POINT

When the Glasgow World Cup, the third of five events of the 2012-2013 FIG Artistic Gymnastics All-around series, gets underway on Saturday in the brand new Emirates Arena, spectators witnessing this last big international meet of the year can expect an exciting competition.

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03/12/2012

PRICE AND NGUYEN PREVAIL AT STUTTGART WORLD CUP

Elizabeth Price (USA) and Marcel Nguyen (GER) won the Women’s and Men’s All-around titles respectively at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup in Stuttgart (GER) this past weekend.

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28/11/2012

STUTTGART ANTICIPATES ARTISTIC WORLD CUP

The 30th anniversary edition of the DTB Cup in Stuttgart, Germany’s biggest elite Gymnastics event, not only boasts an impressive World Cup line-up at the Porsche Arena on December 1 - 2, it also has a few surprises up its sleeve.

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26/11/2012

DOUBLE FOR PALESOVA IN OSTRAVA

To the delight of the Czech home crowd, London and Beijing Olympian Kristyna Palesova (CZE) won the Uneven Bars and Balance Beam titles at the final 2012 FIG Artistic Gymnastics Challenge Cup in Ostrava.

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22/11/2012

CHALLENGE CUP FINALE BECKONS FOR ARTISTIC GYMNASTS IN OSTRAVA

Following a five-month gap since the penultimate event in Ghent (BEL) in June, the 2012 FIG Artistic Gymnastics Challenge Cup series is set to conclude in Ostrava (CZE) on November 23-24.

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14/11/2012

30 YEARS DTB CUP

On the occasion of the upcoming “DTB Pokal” in Stuttgart (GER), an FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup event, the German Gymnastics Federation (DTB) recalls the history of a prestigious tournament that celebrates its 30th edition this year.

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02/11/2012

OLYMPIC BREEZE TO BLOW AT DTB CUP

When the DTB-Pokal, a FIG Artistic Gymnastics All-around World Cup, takes place in Stuttgart (GER) for the 30th time early in December, an Olympic breeze will fill the Porsche Arena.

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06/08/2012

London Olympic Event Finals: USA, China, Russia, Romania earn one gold apiece

The women's event finals at the 2012 London Olympic Games displayed the diversity of the sport. Four countries, known for four different styles of gymnastics, were golden as Artistic Gymnastics concluded at the Games.

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01/08/2012

Men's All-Around Final: The King is Kohei I!

The world awaited him; the man who hardly flinched under the weight of such an historic Final! Calm, serene and with a grin on his face, Kohei Uchimura took his place before the judges with typical Japanese determination and concentration.

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30/07/2012

A dramatic Men's Gymnastics Team Final in London

The Chinese men performed with the efficiency and precision of a Swiss watch-maker during the Olympic team final in London, winning gold for the second consective Olympiad.

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11/06/2012

CHINESE, DUTCH AND ROMANIAN GYMNASTS IMPRESS IN GHENT

China, the Netherlands and Romania came out on top of the medal table at the FIG Challenge Cup in Ghent (BEL) last weekend

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07/06/2012

ULTIMATE SHOWCASE IN GHENT BEFORE LONDON

The FIG Artistic Gymnastic Challenge Cup in Ghent (BEL), set for June 9 – 10, 2012, will give Olympic hopefuls a final opportunity to perform on the international stage before the London 2012 Olympic Games.

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04/06/2012

GYMNASTS SHINE AT SALAMUNOV MEMORIAL

Céline van Gelder and Epke Zonderland won a total of three titles for the Netherlands last weekend at the 45th Salamunov Memorial, a FIG Artistic Gymnastics Challenge Cup in Maribor (SLO).

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31/05/2012

MARIBOR WELCOMES 45TH SALAMUNOV MEMORIAL

The 45th Salamunov Memorial, an annual event run under the FIG banner since 2005, is taking place in Maribor (SLO) from June 1 – 3, 2012.

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30/04/2012

OSIJEK DISPLAYS DIVERSITY

Artistic gymnasts from sixteen different nations won medals at the Grand Prix Osijek 2012, a FIG Challenge Cup that took place past weekend in Croatia.

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25/04/2012

SIZZLING LINE-UP TAKES SHAPE FOR OSIJEK

Some 160 Artistic gymnasts from 40 different nations are registered to participate in the Grand Prix Osijek 2012, a FIG Challenge Cup that begins Friday in Croatia’s fourth largest city.

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10/04/2012

SIX GOLD CLINCH FOR CHINA AT ZIBO WORLD CUP

Gymnasts from China celebrated victory with six out of ten Gold medals at the only FIG Artistic Gymnastics Individual Apparatus World Cup in 2012. The event concluded on Sunday in Zibo City (CHN)

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04/04/2012

CHINA WELCOMES EVENT SPECIALISTS TO ZIBO CITY

The first and only Artistic Gymnastics Individual Apparatus category A Word Cup in 2012 will be held on April 7 – 8 in Zibo City (CHN).

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02/04/2012

PONOR, CHINA PREVAIL AS DOHA CUP CONCLUDES

2004 Olympic Champion Catalina Ponor of Romania and China’s men took the titles on day two of the Finals at the Challenge Cup that concluded in Doha (QAT) on Friday.

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30/03/2012

MIDWAY POINT AT DOHA CHALLENGE CUP

With day one of the Finals behind us, gymnasts from nine different nations share the medals at midway point of the FIG Challenge Cup stopover currently taking place in Doha (QAT).

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27/03/2012

DOHA REELS IN GYMNASTIC CONTENDERS

A strong and interesting field will take to the floor at the Aspire Academy Dome in Doha (QAT) when the FIG Artistic Gymnastics Challenge Cup gets underway on Wednesday.

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26/03/2012

CHALLENGE CUP CONCLUDES IN COTTBUS

The first FIG Artistic Gymnastics Challenge Cup for 2012 concluded Sunday in Cottbus (GER). The event that was held over four days for the first time in its history featured Men’s and Women’s Apparatus Finals this weekend.

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20/03/2012

ARTISTIC CHALLENGERS MEETS IN COTTBUS

Organisers of the Turnier der Meister look forward to the 36th edition of this traditional tournament in Cottbus (GER), whose launch dates back to the year 1973.

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05/03/2012

LEYVA, WIEBER WIN 2012 AT&T AMERICAN CUP

Danell Leyva of Homestead, Fla./Team Hilton HHonors (Universal Gymnastics), and Jordyn Wieber of DeWitt, Mich./Gedderts' Twistars USA, won the all-around titles at the 2012 AT&T American Cup inside New York City's Madison Square Garden Saturday.

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29/02/2012

AT&T American Cup flips into Madison Square Garden Saturday

The 2012 AT&T American Cup begins Saturday, March 3, at 11:30 a.m. ET in New York City’s legendary Madison Square Garden.

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23/02/2012

USA Gymnastics begins Olympic year at AT&T American Cup FIG World Cup season kicks off at AT&T America Cup

With just 155 days until the opening ceremonies of the 2012 Olympic Games in London, many of the world’s best gymnasts will begin their road to London in New York City’s legendary Madison Square Garden at the 2012 AT&T American Cup, an International Gymnastics Federation World Cup event scheduled for March 3.

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21/02/2012

MOORS, SEJIMA JOIN 2012 AT&T AMERICAN CUP FIELD

Victoria Moors of Canada and Ryuzo Sejima of Japan will compete in the AT&T American Cup, replacing Germany’s Nadine Jarosch and Philipp Boy, respectively.

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24/01/2012

Leyva joins impressive field for 2012 AT&T American Cup

2011 World parallel bars gold-medalist Danell Leyva of Homestead, Fla./Team Hilton HHonors (Universal Gymnastics), has accepted an invitation to compete in the 2012 AT&T American Cup, an International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) World Cup event, March 3 at New York City’s legendary Madison Square Garden, along with 2011 World all-around silver-medalist Philipp Boy of Germany, and World all-around finalists Daniel Purvis of Great Britain, Cyril Tommasone of France and Nadine Jarosch of Germany.

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12/01/2012

List of Women's Artistic Gymnastics 2012 Olympic Qualifiers

The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) has published the list of Women’s Artistic Gymnastics qualifiers for the 2012 London Olympic Games.

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11/01/2012

Italian, Canadian, French, Brazilian women's gymnastics teams punch tickets to London

London’s North Greenwich Arena staged the Women’s Artistic qualifying round at the Visa International Gymnastics event on Wednesday. Following on from their male counterparts 24 hours earlier, women gymnasts from 45 countries sought to grab their opportunity in this final qualifier.

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09/01/2012

FIG Executive Committee Unanimously allows additional places for second Olympic qualification

The FIG Executive Committee has unanimously decided to allow one additional place for Trampoline Women, Rhythmic Gymnastics Individual and Rhythmic Gymnastics Group to participate at the 2nd Olympic qualification held in London these days.

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16/10/2011

Strategy!

Before the Final had a chance to get underway, queens, bishops and pawns were being shuffled about on the chessboard that is Floor!

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16/10/2011

China exalts!

Three times Olympic Champion in Athens Catalina Ponor (ROU) made a successful comeback in Tokyo, particularly on her favourite apparatus, Beam.

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16/10/2011

Tears run dry!

Such disappointment to start things off.

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16/10/2011

One vault too many!

Title-holder Thomas Bouhail (FRA) was aiming for a repeat performance of his victory in Rotterdam.

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16/10/2011

Quality à la carte

Quality was served on a platter with 8 finalists over 15 points!

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16/10/2011

Shattered hopes!

Still reeling from van Gelder’s poor performance at the Rings, the Netherlands would have to drink from the very dregs of this chalice.

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15/10/2011

Women’s Vault: Oksana forever!

Eight finalists, eight nationalities! Diversity and universality dominated this Final.

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15/10/2011

Oyé Komova!

Up until now the picture of discretion, Russia’s gymnasts finally made a statement with a Gold-Silver double, Komova and Nabieva respectively

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15/10/2011

That was some wild stallion!

Fall, after fall, after fall!

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15/10/2011

Ultra-tight Final!

With Marian Dragulescu (ROU), an older gymnasts still full of aspiration, having withdrawn from this event and title holding Kosmidis of Greece having failed to qualify, the Men’s Floor Final was a breeding ground for surprise.

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15/10/2011

Tears run dry!

Such disappointment to start things off.

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14/10/2011

Men’s All-around Koheiiiiiiiiiiiiii!

Taking his third consecutive All-around title, Kohei Uchimura of Japan has struck a blow that will not soon be forgotten in the FIG book of records.

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14/10/2011

In Japan, elegance is a way of life

In a country that bears the hallmark of sophistication, the simplest word or gesture carries the weight of an entire heritage, a culture imbued with elegance.

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13/10/2011

Women’s All-around Unbelievable ending!

With Mustafina injured and out of the game, Russia had placed its hopes on Youth Olympic Champion Victoria Komova.

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24/10/2010

Women’s Floor Rotterdam World Championships

This competition was one of the most dramatic of the entire championship.

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24/10/2010

Beam Rotterdam World Championships

A few millimetres can be a cruel thing for these gymnasts, and Rotterdam is a good example of just how cruel.

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24/10/2010

Horizontal Bar Rotterdam World Championships

Neither the FIG nor the organisers could have imagined a better ending.

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24/10/2010

Parallel Bars Rotterdam World Championships

After the Rings another Chinese double victory, this time on the Parallel Bars.

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24/10/2010

Men’s Vault Rotterdam World Championships

As this competition opened applause broke out for Jeffrey Wammes, the Flying Dutchman, who was the first to compete and the last across the finish line.

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23/10/2010

Uneven Bars Rotterdam World Championship

One after the next He Kexin and Huang Qiushuang fell from the apparatus.

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23/10/2010

Women’s Vault Rotterdam World Championships

Alicia Sacramone (USA), bib No 1, set the tone from the outset, letting everyone know that she rules the roost in Vault.

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23/10/2010

Rings Rotterdam World Championships

China clinched a double win as Chen Yibin (Gold) and Yan Miingyong (Silver) roared to life.

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23/10/2010

Pommel Horse Rotterdam World Championships

A historic Final for Belgium and its gymnasts, who were the first in their history to reach this level of competition.

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23/10/2010

Men’s Floor Rotterdam World Championships

This Final was universality at its finest!

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22/10/2010

LONGINES PRIZE FOR ELEGANCE

The cultural tradition of bestowing a prize for elegance has existed in gymnastics since 1997 (Rhythmic Worlds in Berlin, Germany) when Swiss watchmaker Longines associated the brand to Russian gymnast Yanina Batyrchina.

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22/10/2010

UNIVERSALITY TRIUMPHS

This Final re-enacted a fundamental value that had long since disappeared from the All-around ranking: universality.

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22/10/2010

A STATE OF ZEN

The hall was full to bursting for the kings of gymnastics: the All-arounders.

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21/10/2010

TO THE VERY LAST!

The Men’s Team Final was as gripping as the Women’s, and to the very last second.

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20/10/2010

THE WAGES OF FEAR!

A full hall for a dream final; neither the gymnasts nor their fans are likely to forget the suspense that reigned that day.

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19/08/2010

Viktoria Komova crowned Youth Olympic Games All-around champion

Viktoria Komova of Russia forged a place for herself during the Qualifications, leaving the rest of the field in her wake.

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20/10/2009

Death of London Bronze Medallist

Yuri Ryazanov (RUS) succumbs to fatal accident.

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18/10/2009

Women’s Apparatus Finals

The enthusiastic home crowd went wild for their star Beth Tweddle!

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18/10/2009

Women’s Apparatus Finals

Deng Linlin, qualified third and China’s promising star on Beam, showed a spectacular routine that was so perfectly executed it slid her into the lead.

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18/10/2009

Women’s Apparatus Finals

The Women’s Uneven Bars Final promised to be an exciting event with Olympic Champion and top qualifier from China He Kexin.

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18/10/2009

Women’s Apparatus Finals

2009 European Champion Ariella Kaeslin (SUI) progressed from the preliminaries with an average score of 14.525.

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17/10/2009

Horizontal Bar

2004 Olympic Champion Igor Cassina of Italy opened the medal quest with a zesty routine.

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17/10/2009

Parallel Bars

The Parallel Bars Final saw China’s Feng Zhe and Wang Guanyin as well as Olympic runner-up Won Chul Yoo of Korea hunting for medals.

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17/10/2009

Men’s Vault

Olympic Bronze medallist and top qualifier Anton Golotsutskov (RUS) wowed the crowd with two excellent vaults (16.287).

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17/10/2009

Rings

Flying the flag for China in this Final was powerful Yan Mingyong, first in Qualification.

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17/10/2009

Pommel Horse

The crowd held its breath for local star Louis Smith, Bronze medallist at the 2007 Worlds and the 2008 Olympic Games as well as 2009 European runner-up.

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17/10/2009

China is back! Dragulescu as well!

Zou Kai (CHN) raised the bar for this Final, confirming his qualifying score of 15.675.

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16/10/2009

Women’s All-Around Final

This event was up for grabs with several possible aspirants for the title.

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16/10/2009

Longines Prize for Elegance

The Prize goes to Elsa Garcia Rodriguez Blanca of Mexico and Daniel Keatings of Great Britain.

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15/10/2009

FAVOURITE OWNS FINAL

After the retirement of 2007 World and reigning Olympic Champion Yang Wei of China, the Men’s All-around Final would determine a new World Champion.

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12/10/2009

Stage is set for 2009 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships get underway in London

London and British Gymnastics have taken gymnastics a step above competition. Under the vast dome of The O2, the discipline was transformed into a stunning presentation that combined sports with entertainment, the reverent with the rhapsodic, and in one common pursuit: excellence.

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