2017

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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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