2017

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15/12/2017

Technical Committees name original Gymnastics elements for their inventors

It is a way of achieving immortality in Gymnastics: the gymnast who has an original element named after them in the Code of Points assures that his or her name will live on in the sport, years after they have taken their final bows on the international stage.

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01/12/2017

FIG launches Age Group Programme for Aerobics and Acrobatics

During the month of November, the FIG Coach Education Programmes held one Academy and three planning meetings for the age group programmes.

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28/11/2017

Asia becomes second continent to host FIG Gymnastics for All activities course

The FIG Gymnastics for All Committee held a "Join the GfA Activities" course in Negombo, Sri Lanka, on November 23-25, 2017, with the participation of 49 enthusiastic Gymnastics coaches from seven national federations from the Asian Gymnastics Union (AGU), namely Afghanistan, Iran, Jordan, Malaysia, Nepal, Sri Lanka and Thailand.

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27/11/2017

Ten take gold at Cottbus Individual Apparatus World Cup

The 42nd edition of the longstanding Turnier der Meister in Cottbus (GER) took place this past weekend and ten gymnasts came away with gold medals from an event which forms part of the FIG Individual Apparatus World Cup series in Artistic Gymnastics.

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20/11/2017

Seventeen countries win medals at Trampoline World Age Group Competitions

After four days of competition, the 25th World Age Group Competitions (WAGC) in Trampoline Gymnastics came to a close at the Arena Armeec Sunday with junior gymnasts from 17 countries returning from Sofia (BUL) with medals around their necks. The 32 titles up for grabs were shared between 14 countries.

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15/11/2017

Junior trampolinists take over Sofia’s Arena Armeec for World Age Group Competitions

After having successfully staged the 32nd Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships last week, Sofia’s Arena Armeec is now set to play host to the 25th World Age Group Competitions.

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14/11/2017

For South Africa's Zoonekynd, a World title in the wake of a scary car crash

Bianca Zoonekynd certainly wasn’t expecting to walk out of Sofia’s Arena Armeec as a World champion Sunday. She was just glad she could walk at all.

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12/11/2017

Gao Lei retains Trampoline title and Piatrenia finally clinches gold as curtain falls on 2017 Worlds

One year after taking bronze at the Olympic Games, Gao Lei kept his world crown in men’s Trampoline on the last day of the Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships in Sofia. In the women’s competition, meanwhile, four-time Olympian Tatsiana Piatrenia finally clinched the first individual gold of her impressive career after a long quest.

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11/11/2017

World gold at last for Olympic champion Hancharou

There were six titles at stake on the second day of finals at the Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships in Sofia and while three champions kept hold of their crowns, Uladzislau Hancharou of Belarus claimed his first World gold medal after dominating the Synchronised Trampoline event in tandem with Aleh Rabtsau.

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11/11/2017

China takes three of four golds on first finals day

The first day of finals at the 2017 Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships was a golden one for China, whose teams took three of the first four titles at stake – in men’s and women Trampoline and in women’s Tumbling. Russia collected the other gold, in men’s Double Mini-Trampoline.

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09/11/2017

Russia and China shine on Day 1 of Sofia Trampoline Worlds

Chinese and Russian gymnasts underlined their golden ambitions on the first day of the Trampoline World Championships in Sofia, the first leading the field of contenders in women’s Trampoline and Tumbling, the latter in the men’s competitions.

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09/11/2017

Britain’s first World Tumbling champion aims for another podium

“This is my sixth World Championships, so I'm the oldest out of all the tumblers, which still feels strange to me because I still feel like I'm one of the new ones on the team, but that's not the case indeed,” says the 24-year-old from Gloucester.

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09/11/2017

After struggles, Lucie Colebeck once again flying high

It’s been an up and down two years for four-time World medallist Lucie Colebeck, who has struggled with mental blocks on twisting elements.

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09/11/2017

Friendship and rivalry on the Chinese men’s Trampoline team

With 2012 Olympic champion and three-time individual World champion Dong Dong, who owns a total of 15 World medals, his Synchro partner Tu Xiao with whom he won two The World Games titles and a total of four World titles, and reigning individual World champion Gao Lei, the Chinese men’s team has all necessary resources to extend their winning streak at the 2017 Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships in Sofia.

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08/11/2017

Belarusian Trampoline trio ready to take on the world in Sofia

The success of 2016 Olympic champion Uladzislau Hancharou in Rio has taken the sport of Trampoline to new heights in Belarus. In this interview, Hancharou, along with four-time Olympian Tatsiana Piatrenia and five-time World medallist Hanna Harchonak, explain the effect Olympic success has had on Trampoline Gymnastics in Belarus, possible combinations in Synchronised Trampoline and clear up the wedding rumors surrounding Hancharou and Harchonak.

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08/11/2017

Sofia set for high-flying Trampoline Worlds

290 athletes representing 34 nations will face off in Trampoline, Double Mini-trampoline and Tumbling as they seek to capture one of the 14 World titles up for grabs.

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08/11/2017

Mikhail Zalomin has high ambitions for Double Mini-trampoline competition at Sofia Worlds

Mikhail Zalomin, the Russian two-time individual World champion in Double Mini-trampoline who took his first title in 2013 in Sofia, returns to the Arena Armeec with high ambitions. In this interview, read about his goals and why Artistic gymnast Aliya Mustafina is his role model.

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08/11/2017

Alexander Renkert returns to Sofia with fond memories

Alexander Renkert, captain of the U.S. Double Mini-trampoline team and an experienced member of the Tumbling squad, is competing at his sixth World Championships this year. After initially retiring in 2015, the now 24-year-old gymnast, who owns four World medals, returned to competition and won silver at The World Games this summer in Poland.

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07/11/2017

Nuno Merino re-elected to the FIG Athletes Commission as representative for Trampoline Gymnastics

Nuno Merino (POR) was re-elected to the FIG Athletes Commission as its representative for Trampoline Gymnastics on November 11, 2017, during the athletes' assembly at the World Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria.

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07/11/2017

Suspense and respect in women’s Tumbling

With the exception of 2014, when Rachael Letsche became Great Britain’s first ever individual World champion in women’s Tumbling, the discipline’s World titles since 2005 have all been taken by Anna Korobeinikova of Russia or China’s Jia Fangfang, respectively.

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06/11/2017

Five questions with Irina Karavaeva, Women’s Trampoline Gymnastics Ambassador for the 2017 Worlds

Irina Karavaeva has incontestably left her mark on the history of Trampoline. No other woman has won as many World titles as the Russian, who counts 12 World gold medals among her collection. In 1994, at age 19, she captured the first of her five individual World titles, and in Sydney in 2000, she became the first women’s Olympic champion in the discipline. Her incredible results and personality have incited the International Gymnastics Federation to confer upon her the mission of being women’s Trampoline Gymnastics Ambassador for the 2017 Worlds in Sofia.

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05/11/2017

How to follow the Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships, even if you're not in Sofia

Even if you won’t be in Sofia for the Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships November 9-12, there are plenty of ways to stay up to date on everything happening at the Arena Armeec.

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03/11/2017

Sofia Trampoline Worlds lines up proven champions

Among the athletes competing at the 2017 Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships in Sofia (BUL) November 9 – 12 figure 50 who have already earned at least one Olympic, Youth Olympic, The World Games or individual World medal.

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02/11/2017

What you need to know about the 2017 Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships in Sofia

For its 32nd edition, the Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships is returning to the Bulgarian capital. As in 2013, the elite of Trampoline, Double Mini-Trampoline and Tumbling will storm Sofia’s Arena Armeec, transforming it into a temple of high-fliers for four days from November 9-12, 2017. Here’s what you need to know about the highlight event of the season:

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27/10/2017

Official news: Summary of decisions from the FIG Executive Committee meeting in Cotonou

The FIG Executive Committee held its fourth meeting of the year in Cotonou (BEN) October 24-25, 2017.

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20/10/2017

FIG Honorary Member Atilla Orsel passes away

Atilla Orsel (TUR), former president of the Turkish Gymnastics Federation and former FIG Executive Committee member, passed away on October 20, 2017, at the age of 77 following a serious illness.

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17/10/2017

FIG promotes Gymnastics for All activities in South America

The FIG Gymnastics for All Committee held a "Join the GfA Activities" course in Rosario (ARG) on October 12-15, 2017, with the participation of 54 representatives from eight national federations from the Pan American Gymnastics Union (PAGU), namely Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Chile, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay.

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13/10/2017

World Games champions Tim Sebastian and Michail Kraft awarded Silver Laurel Leaf by German President

Tim Sebastian and Michail Kraft, who claimed their first senior international title when winning the Acrobatic Gymnastics Men’s Pair final at the World Games 2017 in Wroclaw (POL), have received special recognition for their success with the award of the Silver Laurel Leaf from German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier at his residence, the Bellevue Palace in Berlin, on Friday, October 13.

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09/10/2017

Five new champions as Montreal Worlds draw to a close

Before the curtain came down on the Montreal Worlds Sunday, the second day of apparatus finals saw four new World champions emerge for the first time

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08/10/2017

Five world champions successfully defend their titles on day one of apparatus finals in Montreal

None of the five reigning World champions relinquished their titles on the first day of apparatus finals in the Montreal Olympic Stadium.

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07/10/2017

Morgan Hurd continues U.S. winning streak in World All-around competition

Morgan Hurd extended the United States’s domination in the individual All-around Friday night at the World Championships in Montreal, edging Canadian Elsabeth Black by a single tenth of a point, while Russia’s Elena Eremina took bronze.

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07/10/2017

Brooklyn Moors, Kenzo Shirai win 2017 Longines Prizes for Elegance in Artistic Gymnastics

In a special ceremony following the women’s All-around final at the Montreal Olympic Stadium, Shirai and Moors received a Longines timepiece representing the contemporary elegance of the Longines watchmaking brand.

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07/10/2017

Aljaz Pegan elected to the Athletes Commission as representative for Men's Artistic Gymnastics

Aljaz Pegan (SLO) was elected to the FIG Athletes Commission as representative for Men's Artistic Gymnastics Friday evening during the athletes' assembly at the World Championships in Montreal, Canada. He has been elected to serve a four year term, succeeding Jani Tanskanen (FIN).

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06/10/2017

Xiao Ruoteng crowned 2017 World All-around champion

China’s Xiao Ruoteng emerged from a breathtakingly tight competition as the new World All-around champion, ahead of his teammate Lin Chaopan and Japan’s Kenzo Shirai.

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05/10/2017

A tight battle to succeed Simone Biles in the Women's All-around

By a mere thousandth of a point, Japan’s Mai Murakami leads the women’s field after qualifications, heading up a pack of contenders to succeed Simone Biles, the All-around queen at the past three World Championships, who is on break following triumph at the Rio Olympic Games.

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04/10/2017

Nine gymnasts will take part in the Men's Floor Exercise Final

Following an appeal by the Gymnastics Federation of Chile due to a problem with the structure of the competition floor that occurred during Men’s qualifications, the FIG Jury of Appeal has made the exceptional decision to allow Tomas Gonzalez (CHI) to participate in the Floor final.

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03/10/2017

A throne for the taking in the Men's All-around

Kohei Uchimura’s injury in qualifications Monday upended expectations for finals at the World Championships in Montreal. A young generation of gymnasts will get the opportunity to storm the podiums in the individual All-around and apparatus finals, challenging the top qualifiers on each apparatus, almost all of whom are already Olympic or World champions.

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03/10/2017

Ten women's elements submitted to be named in the Code of Points at Montreal Worlds

In order to have an element named in the men's Code of Points, a female gymnast must successfully perform a submitted skill at least once in World or Olympic competition.

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03/10/2017

Injured, Kohei Uchimura relinquishes All-around competition in Montreal

Two-time Olympic and six-time World All-around champion Kohei Uchimura was forced to abandon his quest for a seventh consecutive World title during qualification Monday evening after injuring his left ankle.

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02/10/2017

Five questions with Nadia Comaneci, Women's Artistic Gymnastics Ambassador the 2017 World Championships

It was 41 years ago in Montreal that Nadia Comaneci delivered one of the sport’s defining performances, earning the first perfect 10 in Olympic Gymnastics in the modern era of the sport. An icon in the sports world and still beloved throughout Quebec, Nadia Comaneci was the obvious choice of the Local Organising Committee and International Gymnastics Federation to serve as the Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Ambassador for the 2017 World Championships in Montreal.

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02/10/2017

Gao Lei and Yana Pavlova prevail at Trampoline World Cup in Loule

Rio 2016 Olympic bronze medallist and reigning world champion Gao Lei of China and Baku 2015 European Games champion Yana Pavlova of Russia won the men’s and women’s individual Trampoline Gymnastics competitions respectively at the World Cup in Loule, Portugal, this weekend.

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01/10/2017

Montreal Olympic Stadium sets itself for big Gymnastics 'show'

The Montreal Olympic Stadium has been transformed into a grand amphitheater to welcome the 47th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, the biggest event of the competitive season, which begins Monday, October 2. For seven days, 400 gymnasts representing 71 nations - 155 women and 245 men - will take the stage for the first big test of the Olympic cycle that will culminate with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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01/10/2017

October 2017 World of Gymnastics Magazine now online!

This issue also contains reports from the two major events of the summer: July’s fabulous World Gym for Life Challenge, a Gymnastics for All event that drew groups from all continents to Vestfold, Norway for a friendly competition that determined the new World Group Champions.

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01/10/2017

Liberated after Rio leg injury, Samir Aït Saïd prepares World Championships return

Samir Aït Saïd didn’t cry. He just looked, registered what had happened and passed his hand over his face. His Olympic Games were over. His Olympic dream was not.

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30/09/2017

Five questions with Kyle Shewfelt, Men's Artistic Gymnastics Ambassador for the 2017 World Championships

It was in Athens in 2004 that Kyle Shewfelt turned in one of the great performances in Canadian sports history with his victory on Floor Exercise, becoming the first Canadian Olympic champion in Artistic Gymnastics. This exploit, his engaging personality and commitment to the sport both on and off the field of play led the organizing committee and the International Gymnastics Federation to select him as the Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Ambassador for the 2017 World Championships in Montreal.

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30/09/2017

Chris Remkes: Australia 'on the right track' to producing World contenders

There was an athletics tryout, a brief infatuation with basketball. But no matter what he did, Chris Remkes would always return to the small club where he’d started kindy gym as a five-year-old.

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29/09/2017

Still seeking perfection, Kohei Uchimura returns to World stage

A year after clinching his second Olympic All-around gold by a razor-thin 0.099 margin in Rio, the man many call the greatest male gymnast of all time returns to the World stage this week seeking neither gold nor glory, but the Holy Grail of Gymnastics: perfection.

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29/09/2017

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

Looking for ways to stay up to date on everything happening at the Olympic stadium? Here are several ways to keep up with the action.

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28/09/2017

A line-up of champions heads to Montreal

Among the athletes competing at the 2017 Artistic Gymnastics Worlds in Montreal figure almost thirty who have already earned at least one individual Olympic medal or an individual World title. Find out who they are here.

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27/09/2017

Everything you need to know about the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Montreal

Thirty-two years after the 1985 edition, the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships are making their big return to Montreal.

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27/09/2017

FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics Academies held in Uzbekistan and Bolivia

Two FIG coach education events were held during the month of September.

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20/09/2017

Nine gymnasts win 2017 Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup series

Gymnasts from seven countries were proclaimed winners of the series in Artistic Gymnastics at the conclusion of the Internationaux de France, earning a supplementary curtain call during the awards ceremony.

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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

Acro World Cup Series winners: Belgium, Portugal, Russia and Austria

Rankings are determined by a system in which points are awarded based on gymnasts’s placements at different World Cup events.

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12/09/2017

FIG coach education activities for August 2017

Two coach education events were held during August. A Level 1 Academy for Rhythmic Gymnastics in Nicosia, Cyprus and a Level 1 Academy for Trampoline Gymnastics in Thies, Senegal.

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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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11/09/2017

Five countries claim gold as Acro World Cup season closes in Portugal

Russia, Israel, Belgium, Belarus and Portugal, all established or emerging powerhouses in Acrobatic Gymnastics, flexed their muscles with gold medal finishes as the Acro World Cup season drew to a close September 8-10 in Lisbon.

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03/09/2017

"Farfalle" soar to Group gold on final day of Rhythmic Worlds

With a golden performance with the 5 Hoops, Italy's celebrated Rhythmic Gymnastics Group snapped Russia's winning streak as competition at the 2017 Worlds drew to a close Sunday in Italy.

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02/09/2017

With World Group All-around title, Russia extends its reign in Pesaro

Competing with a group that includes Olympic champions in Anastasia Bliznyuk, Anastasiia Tatareva and Maria Tolkacheva, Russia retained its World All-around title on the first day of Group Rhythmic Gymnastics competition at the Adriatic Arena, taking its sixth gold of the championships.

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02/09/2017

Dina Averina takes 2017 Rhythmic World All-around title

Russia's Dina Averina became the 2017 World All-around champion in Rhythmic Gymnastics Friday, bringing her gold medal count to three on the final night of individual competition at the first World Championships of the new Olympic cycle.

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01/09/2017

Liubou Charkashyna re-elected to FIG Athletes Commission

Liubou Charkashyna of Belarus was re-elected for a second four-year term to the FIG Athletes Commission as its representative for Rhythmic Gymnastics Friday evening at the World Championships in Pesaro, Italy.

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01/09/2017

Alexandra Agiurgiuculese awarded Longines Prize for Elegance in Rhythmic Gymnastics

The winner of the Longines Prize for Elegance is a gymnast whose performance conveys emotional appeal extending beyond technical considerations and speaks to beauty, grace, harmony of movement, and above all, elegance.

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01/09/2017

FIG President Morinari Watanabe welcomed at Pesaro’s Ducal Palace during Rhythmic Worlds

A delegation of the 35th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships, including FIG President Morinari Watanabe and Italian Gymnastics Federation President Gherardo Tecchi was received by the Prefect of Pesaro Urbino Luigi Pizzi and Pesaro Mayor Matteo Ricci in the Town Hall of the European City of Sport 2017.

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01/09/2017

Gold rush continues for Averina twins at Rhythmic Worlds

Identical twins Dina and Arina Averina completed a Russian sweep of the individual apparatus titles on the second day of the World Championships Thursday.

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31/08/2017

First golds to Russia as Rhythmic Worlds begin in Italy

Carrying on a longstanding tradition of success for Russian Rhythmic gymnasts at the world level, identical twins Dina and Arina Averina each pocketed a gold medal in their World Championship debuts Wednesday at the Adriatic Arena.

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30/08/2017

Dina and Arina Averina: 'We are one team'

There’s a secret to telling Dina and Arina Averina, the identical twins from Russia who took the Rhythmic World Cup circuit by storm this year, apart, but you have to look hard.

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30/08/2017

Pazhava pacing herself as she recovers from injury

"I try to please the audience with my performances,” says the fan favorite from Georgia. "Each of my compositions tells a small story, which I try to convey. I guess that's why I'm different."

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30/08/2017

Halkina hopeful as she navigates new phase in Rhythmic career

Call it a twist of fate if you like, but it was a wrong turn -- or rather, no turn at all -- that decided Katsiaryna Halkina’s destiny as a Rhythmic gymnast.

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29/08/2017

Pesaro readies to raise the curtain on the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships

After nine editions of hosting a World Cup event in Rhythmic Gymnastics, the seaside city of Pesaro, Italy welcomes the most high profile competition on the sport’s yearly calendar: the World Championships, beginning Wednesday, August 30 at the Adriatic Arena.

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29/08/2017

How to follow Rhythmic Gymnastics Worlds, even if you’re not in Pesaro

Livestreams, photos and more: How not to miss anything from the Adriatic Arena, no matter where you are.

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28/08/2017

2017 Rhythmic Gymnastics Worlds: 5 things to know

Eight World titles are on the line at the 2017 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships, which begin Wednesday, August 30 in Pesaro, Italy. Here are five things to know about the upcoming competition.

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25/08/2017

Five days to go before the 2017 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Pesaro!

A new era in Rhythmic Gymnastics opens with the 2017 World Championships, the flagship event of the season, which begin Wednesday, August 30 in Pesaro, Italy.

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21/08/2017

Olympic champion Hancharou helps Belarus soar in Minsk

In a banner day for Belarus, 2016 Olympic champion Uladzislau Hancharou and his countrymen carried off three of the four titles at the FIG Trampoline World Cup August 19-20 in Minsk.

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15/08/2017

2017 Rhythmic World Challenge Cup winners crowned

Kazan marked the final stop on the 2017 FIG World Challenge Cup circuit, the last chance for gymnasts to earn points in the World Challenge Cup rankings based on their placements in the All-around and with each apparatus.

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14/08/2017

Averina affirmation at final Rhythmic World Challenge Cup of 2017

As the curtain fell on 2017 World Challenge Cup competition August 11-12 in Kazan, Russian twins Dina and Arina Averina continued to affirm their supremacy in the post-Rio era. The host team also lived up to their golden standard with a complete sweep of the golds in Group competition.

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07/08/2017

Soldatova seizes All-around at Rhythmic World Challenge Cup in Minsk

With the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships less than a month away, two-time World team gold medallist Aleksandra Soldatova of Russia walked off with the All-around title at the BSB Bank Rhythmic World Challenge Cup August 5-6 in Minsk.

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30/07/2017

Olympiada Thrakomakedonon crowned World Group Champion as curtain comes down on World Gym for Life Challenge

The King Harald World Gym for Life Challenge concluded at the Oslofjord Convention Center in Vestfold (NOR) on Saturday, when the 15 top-ranked teams and two wild-card groups who had successfully made their way through the contest over the previous three days performed at the prestigious gala. Groups from 11 different countries had earned the much-coveted invitations to participate in the final-day show and, at the same time, compete for the World Group Champion title.

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29/07/2017

Contest concludes at World Gym for Life Challenge

A total of 47 groups took to the floor at the Oslofjord Convention Center on Friday for the last stage of the World Gym for Life Challenge contest in Vestfold (NOR). In the remaining category for small Gymnastics and dance groups six more gold medals were up for grabs to add to the eight already awarded in the previous categories, each of them including an invitation to participate in the prestigious World Gym for Life Gala. However, due to a tie the number of gold-medal sets was increased to seven.

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28/07/2017

World Gym for Life Challenge gains momentum

The day in Vestfold may have started gently with a yoga session and stand-up paddle courses for some of the over 2,000 World Gym for Life Challenge participants, but it soon gained momentum when the contest continued with two more categories on Thursday.

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27/07/2017

Golden finish for Britain, China, Ukraine, USA at The World Games

The first British gold medal in any sport at The World Games 2017 was delivered courtesy of four young acrobats whose show-stopping performance lit up Centennial Hall Wednesday night.

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27/07/2017

World Gym for Life Challenge kicks off to the ‘rhythm of the waves’

Norway welcomed the world to the third Gym for Life Challenge on Wednesday as the event kicked off at the Oslofjord Convention Center in Vestfold. It is the first time to host an international Gymnastics for All event for Norway, a country which participated in the two previous World Gym for Life Challenges and has taken part in all but one of the 15 World Gymnaestrada events.

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26/07/2017

Germany earns first ever World Games Acrobatic Gymnastics gold in Wroclaw

Men’s Pair Michail Kraft and Tim Sebastian upset the World champions to capture Germany’s first ever gold medal in Acrobatic Gymnastics at The World Games Tuesday in Poland.

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25/07/2017

This is the World Gym for Life Challenge!

For four days from tomorrow, over 2,000 gymnasts from all over the world will participate in the King Harald’s World Gym for Life Challenge at the Oslofjord Convention Center in Vestfold, Norway. What is this event about and how does it work? We have compiled the most important facts and figures about this unique Gymnastics for All event.

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24/07/2017

World champions triumph as Acrobatic and Trampoline begin at The World Games

In Acrobatic Gymnastics, Mixed Pair Marina Chernova and Georgii Pataraia and Women’s Pair Daria Guryeva and Daria Kalinina showed no signs of weakness as they coasted to gold, leaving wide margins between themselves and second place.

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23/07/2017

Arina Averina goes three for four in Rhythmic at The World Games; three new champions in Aerobic

A dropped Club ended her chances of a golden sweep in Rhythmic Gymnastics at The World Games, so Russia’s Arina Averina settled for going three for four.

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19/07/2017

Gymnastics takes center stage at The World Games in Poland

With 20 gold medals up for grabs, Gymnastics figures is one of the preeminent sports on the programme at The World Games 2017, an Olympics-style event for non-Olympic disciplines July 20-30 in Wroclaw (POL).

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19/07/2017

World Gym for Life Challenge meets the world’s happiest country

When the King Harald’s World Gym for Life Challenge begins next Wednesday at the stunning Oslofjord Convention Centre in Vestfold (NOR), the wait will finally be over for the 2,000 participants, who have long prepared their show performances for this quadrennial event.

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18/07/2017

Foundations of Gymnastics course in Dominican Republic embraces Gymnastics for All philosophy

As part of the FIG Academy programme, a Foundations of Gymnastics course took place beginning of July in Santo Domingo, the capital city of the Dominican Republic.

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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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11/07/2017

Two firsts for Belarus's Halkina at Berlin Masters

Belarus’s Katsiaryna Halkina and Russian newcomers Ekaterina Selezneva and Iuliia Bravikova split the titles as World Challenge Cup competition picked up again at the Berlin Masters after a month-long hiatus.

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05/07/2017

FIG Academy pioneer Vietnam hosts course for Aerobic Gymnastics

Vietnam hosted the thirty-first Academy for Aerobic Gymnastics in Hanoi on June 19-26, 2017, in the facilities of the Hanoi Aerobic Gymnastics Club. Vietnam was one of the first countries to host a Level 1 Aerobic Academy back in 2008 and then hosted levels 2 and 3 in 2011 and 2012.

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04/07/2017

Ecuador hosts a Level 2 Academy for Acrobatic Gymnastics

Ecuador hosted the fifteenth Academy for Acrobatic Gymnastics in the capital city of Guayaquil on June 19-26, 2017. This was a Level 2 Academy, and the 258th Academy overall.

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04/07/2017

Luis Diaz Bancalari, President of the Argentinean Gymnastics Federation, passes away

Luis Diaz Bancalari, President of the Argentinean Gymnastics Federation and a former FIG Council member, passed away June 28 after a serious illness. He was 74.

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19/06/2017

The Aerobics Academy Review Group meets at FIG Headquarters

An Academy review group for Aerobic Gymnastics met on June 14 and 15, 2017, at the FIG Headquarters in Lausanne (SUI).

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16/06/2017

Jamaica hosts a Level 1 Academy for Trampoline Gymnastics

The Gymnastics Association of Jamaica hosted a Level 1 Academy for Trampoline Gymnastics on June 4-11, 2017. The Academy was held in the facilities of the University of Technology gymnasium and lecture room in the capital city of Kingston.

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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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06/06/2017

Russia leads the way at Guadalajara Rhythmic World Challenge Cup

Russia’s Rhythmic gymnasts took home all but one title from last weekend’s World Challenge Cup in Guadalajara (ESP). Polina Khonina and Ekaterina Selezneva won the gold medals in the individual competitions, while the Russia Group prevailed in the All-around and the final with three Balls and two Ropes. Only Japan’s victory in the final with five Hoops averted a Russian clean sweep.

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02/06/2017

FIG Men’s Technical Committee approves ‘The Whittenburg’

‘The Whittenburg’, a new element on Still Rings, has officially been recognised by the FIG Men’s Technical Committee to be added to the Code of Points on Friday.

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29/05/2017

2017 Aerobic Gymnastics World Cup series winners crowned in Cantanhede

Following their World Cup victories in Cantanhede (POR) this weekend Daniel Bali (HUN) and Riri Kitazume (JPN) were crowned the winners of the 2017 Aerobic Gymnastics World Cup series in the Individual Men’s and Women’s categories respectively. Reigning World Games champions in Mixed Pairs, Vicente Lli and Sara Moreno (ESP), put themselves into a perfect position to defend their title at the upcoming Games in Wroclaw (POL).

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29/05/2017

Acrobatic gymnasts compete at Geneva World Cup on the road to Wroclaw

With just over 50 days to go before The World Games 2017 begin in Wroclaw (POL), Acrobatic gymnasts used the World Cup in Geneva (SUI) May 25-27, the third of four stops on the 2017 Acrobatic Gymnastics World Cup circuit, to round into form for their season highlight.

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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

Veinberg Filanovsky, Italy pick up three titles apiece in Portimao

Victoria Veinberg-Filanovsky carried off three event titles at the Rhythmic World Challenge Cup in Portimao (POR) May 12-14, a career best for the 22-year-old Israeli. And with three titles of their own, the Italian Group enjoyed its own shower of gold in Portugal.

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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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09/05/2017

Bulgaria's Vladinova working hard toward Rhythmic Euros, Worlds success

With an Olympic Games under her belt and Rhythmic World Cup success coming her way, Bulgaria’s Neviana Vladinova has established herself as one of the rising young stars of Rhythmic in 2017.

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08/05/2017

Bulgaria brilliant at Sofia Rhythmic World Cup

With a total of 10 medals, Bulgaria shone in both the individual and group competitions at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup held on home soil in the country’s capital Sofia this past weekend. The 2016 Olympic finalist Neviana Vladinova was the star of the individual competition, with four titles and one silver medal, and the Bulgarian group continued their strong showing on the 2017 World Cup circuit by claiming the All-around gold and two silvers in the apparatus finals.

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02/05/2017

Rhythmic Gymnastics Age Group Training Camps held in Bolivia and the Netherlands

During the last week of April, the training camps for the FIG Age Group Development and Competition Programme for Rhythmic Gymnastics were held in Bolivia and in the Netherlands.

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02/05/2017

Five nations shine bright at Baku Rhythmic World Cup

Five nations split the eight golds up for grabs at the Baku Rhythmic World Cup April 28-30 in the Azerbaijan capital.

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25/04/2017

Golden spring for Japan as Aerobic World Cup season begins in Tokyo

With four medals -- three of them gold -- the Japanese led the way at the Suzuki World Cup April 21-23 in Tokyo as the Aerobic Gymnastics World Cup season opened in the Land of the Rising Sun.

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25/04/2017

100th FIG Age Group Camp held in Colombia

On April 17-21, 2017, the Colombia Gymnastics Federation hosted the 100th training camp for the FIG Age Group Development and Competition Programme.

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24/04/2017

Twins Dina and Arina Averina combine to sweep Tashkent Rhythmic World Cup

Sometimes it takes two to make a clean sweep. And what Russia’s Dina Averina missed during her gold hunt at the Tashkent Rhythmic World Cup April 21-23 was picked up by her twin sister Arina.

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21/04/2017

Ecuador hosts the first five-day Trampoline Age Group Programme training camp

Eighteen trampoline gymnastics coaches from all over Ecuador came, along with 13 of their personal gymnasts. The camp was hosted on April 7-11 in the wonderful multi-discipline facility of the Coliseo de Gimnasia Federacion Ecuatoriana de Gimnasia in the city of Guayaquil.

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11/04/2017

Belgian Acrobatic gymnasts take two titles at Flanders International World Cup

With just 100 days to go before The World Games begin in Poland, final round surprises led to upheavals in the standings at the Flanders International World Cup in Puurs, Belgium, the second of four stops on the 2017 Acrobatic Gymnastics World Cup circuit.

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10/04/2017

Aleksandra Soldatova, Bulgaria, Italy prevail at Pesaro World Cup

Aleksandra Soldatova of Russia and the Bulgarian Group won the individual and group All-around competitions, respectively, this past weekend in Pesaro (ITA), as the 2017 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup season debuted at the magnificent Adriatic Arena, site of this year’s World Championships.

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10/04/2017

Namibia and Indonesia hold FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics Age Group Programme Training Camps

In early April 2017, overlapping single-country training camps for the FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics Age Group Development and Competition Programme were held in Namibia and in Indonesia.

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10/04/2017

FIG introduces Trampoline Age Group Programme on two continents

The second and third introduction camps for the FIG Trampoline Age Group Development and Competition Programme were held simultaneously on two continents on April 3 - 5, 2017. One was hosted by South Africa for the countries in that region and another in Argentina for the countries of South America.

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06/04/2017

2017 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup season debuts in Italy

A raft of retirements from top international competitors and uncertainty about the return of the Olympic champion has left the door open for new stars to rise in Rhythmic Gymnastics.

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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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06/04/2017

South Africa and Philippines implement FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics Age Group Programme

Between March 31 to April 3, 2017, overlapping single-country training camps for the FIG Age Group Development and Competition Programme for Rhythmic Gymnastics were held in South Africa and in the Philippines. Both countries held 5-day camps in the past year and continued the programme with 3-day Follow-up Camps 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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04/04/2017

Jeannine Rinaldi, former FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics TC President, passes away

Jeannine Rinaldi (FRA), whose work as FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics Technical Committee President helped her discipline become part of the Olympic programme, passed away March 13 at age 96.

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03/04/2017

Malaysia and Guatemala hold FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics Age Group Programme Training Camps

Between March 26 and 29, 2017, overlapping single-country training camps for the FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics Age Group Development and Competition Programme were held in Guatemala and Malaysia.

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31/03/2017

Velik Kapsazov, Bulgaria’s first Olympic medallist in Gymnastics, dies aged 81

Velik Kapsazov, the legendary Bulgarian Artistic gymnast, who won his country's first Olympic medal in Gymnastics, passed away on March 27, 2017, three weeks shy of his 82nd birthday.

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28/03/2017

Behind the scenes: The making of Azerbaijan’s Rhythmic Gymnastics-meets-Star Wars clip

While videos exist of Stormtroopers doing other things -- the Harlem Shake, or the “Gangnam Style” dance -- Stormtroopers doing serious Rhythmic Gymnastics is a novel enough concept that the clip has created a buzz on the internet.

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27/03/2017

FIG holds Rhythmic Gymnastics Age Group Training Camps in Chile, Vietnam and Ecuador

During the 10-day period of March 13 to 24, 2017, Chile, Vietnam and Ecuador became the 85th, 87th and 88th hosts of single-country Age Group Programme training camps offered by the FIG to develop Rhythmic Gymnastics everywhere in the world.

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27/03/2017

FIG President Watanabe addresses Gymnastics for All Colloquium in Tallinn

FIG President Morinari Watanabe (JPN) attended the 2017 Gymnastics for All Colloquium, held March 23 – 26 in Tallinn (EST), to discuss the future of Gymnastics for All around the world with the participants and the Gymnastics for All Committee.

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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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21/03/2017

2017 Gymnastics for All Colloquium sets stage for new ideas

Thirty participants representing 20 FIG member federations and all continental unions have registered for the 2017 Gymnastics for All Colloquium that will take place in the historic city of Tallinn (EST) March 23 to 26.

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21/03/2017

The FIG introduces Rhythmic Gymnastics Age Group Programme in the Caribbean

Over the past three years, the FIG developed an Age Group Development and Competition Programme for Rhythmic Gymnastics and is continuing to introduce it in training sessions around the world. On March 16-18, 2017, this programme was introduced to the Rhythmic Gymnastics leaders of the English language FIG member federations of the Caribbean.

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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

Morinari Watanabe joins the IOC’s newly launched Gender Equality Review Project

FIG President Morinari Watanabe has accepted an invitation from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to join its newly launched Gender Equality Review Project as a member of its Working Group. The invitation was extended last week by Lydia Nsekera, Chair of the Women in Sport Commission, and Angela Ruggiero, Chair of the Athletes’ Commission.

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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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14/03/2017

Panama hosts the first Trampoline Gymnastics age group training camp

The FIG education programmes are going into high gear with twenty-four age group camps and Academies in the coming two months.

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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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07/03/2017

Media accreditation opens for 2017 FIG events

The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) is pleased to announce that the media accreditation process for its major events in 2017 has begun.

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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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02/03/2017

Nikki Hanley: A female judge in a male Gymnastics discipline

Hanley is the only female Category I FIG judge for Men’s Artistic Gymnastics, meaning she’s certified to judge the sport’s biggest competitions. She attained the rank this past winter, after acing the exam given at the Men’s Intercontinental Judges Course in Bratislava (SVK), the equivalent of an Olympic competition in Gymnastics judging.

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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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24/02/2017

First meeting, first key decisions from the new FIG Executive Committee

Marking the beginning of a new chapter in the history of Gymnastics, the Executive Committee agreed to the development of a new FIG discipline.

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23/02/2017

FIG World Cup 'lifting the profile' of Gymnastics in Australia

“We see the World Cup as a great opportunity to lift the profile of Gymnastics in Australia,” said Mark Rendell, CEO of Gymnastics Australia. Melbourne has signed on to host World Cup events in 2018, 2019 and 2020, with the latter two slated asqualifying events for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

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21/02/2017

Norway’s King Harald adds royal touch to the World Gym for Life Challenge 2017

His Majesty King Harald of Norway, who is celebrating his 80th birthday today, has announced that he will attend the opening ceremony of the World Gym for Life Challenge, an FIG Gymnastics for All event taking place in Vestfold (NOR) July 26 – 30, 2017.

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17/02/2017

Karl Wharton receives MBE from Prince Charles

Karl Wharton (GBR), who has been a member of the FIG Acrobatic Gymnastics Technical Committee since 2009, has received the Order of the British Empire for his outstanding services to Gymnastics.

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16/02/2017

Rio Olympic champion Uladzislau Hancharou headlines first Trampoline World Cup in 2017

Twelve Rio Olympians, including Olympic champion Uladzislau Hancharou of Belarus, are expected to compete at the first Trampoline World Cup of the year, which takes place at the National Gymnastics Arena in Baku (AZE) on February 18 – 19.

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15/02/2017

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

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

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09/02/2017

Trampoline Gymnastics judges study new rules in Sofia

The Bulgarian Gymnastics Federation and the Bulgarian Trampoline Federation hosted the 2017 – 2020 Intercontinental Judges’ Course for Trampoline Gymnastics at the Vitosha Park Hotel and Business Centre in the capital city Sofia from February 1 - 4, 2017.

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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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23/01/2017

A new start: Intercontinental Judges’ Course in Baku opens new Olympic cycle in Rhythmic Gymnastics

The Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation (AGF) hosted the 2017 – 2020 Intercontinental Judges’ Course for Rhythmic Gymnastics at the Boulevard Hotel in Baku (AZE) from January 17 – 21, 2017.

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18/01/2017

Acrobatic Gymnastics judges prepare for 2017-2020 cycle in Warsaw

The Polish Gymnastic Association hosted the 2017 – 2020 Intercontinental Judges’ Course for Acrobatic Gymnastics at the facilities of the Centrum Konferencyjno - Szkoleniowe in the capital city Warsaw from January 10 – 13, 2017.

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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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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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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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02/04/2016

Double gold for Russia at Acro Worlds as Men's Pair wins in a stunner

Russian gymnasts grabbed both golds in the first finals at the World Championships Saturday, their victory in Men's Pairs the surprise of the championships so far.

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29/02/2016

FIG awards 2017 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships to Pesaro, Italy

The 2017 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships will take place in Pesaro, Italy. The FIG Executive Committee decided to entrust the organisation of these championships to the Italian Gymnastics Federation (FGI) during its February meeting in Lausanne (SUI).

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12/09/2015

Rhythmic Gymnastics: 2016 Olympic Games, 2016 Olympic Test Event and The World Games 2017 qualifiers confirmed

Following the Individual All-around final of the 34th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships on Friday, September 11, 2015, the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) herewith confirms the first list of qualifiers for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, the 2016 Olympic Test Event, and The World Games 2017 for individual Rhythmic gymnasts.

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18/03/2015

Tønsberg hosts 2015 Gymnastics for All Colloquium

Forty gymnastics enthusiasts gathered from March 12 - 15, 2015, for this year’s FIG Gymnastics for All Colloquium in sunny Norway to discuss important topics and to visit the venue for the 3rd FIG World Gym for Life Challenge.

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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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