2018

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25/05/2018

A line-up of champions expected in Guimarães

Among the athletes competing at the 2018 Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships in Guimarães (POR) 1 – 3 June figure fifteen who have already earned at least one title from The World Games or the World Championships in one of the Individual, Mixed Pair, Trio or Group categories. In addition, five former champion ensembles line up in the Aerobic Step and Aerobic Dance disciplines.

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24/05/2018

2018 Aerobic Gymnastics Worlds: Five things to know

Eight world titles will be up for grabs at the 2018 FIG Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships, taking place 1-3 June in Guimarães, Portugal. Here are five things to know about the upcoming competition.

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17/05/2018

Faces of Gymnastics: Korea’s Aerobic Dance team reveal secrets to success

The Korean Aerobic Dance team will rely on a hip hop-enthused, Pirates of the Caribbean-inspired routine when they seek to defend their World title in Guimaraes, Portugal, from 1-3 June. On the eve of the 15th Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships, the major medal threats reveal their secrets to success.

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16/05/2018

FIG and VTB renew their partnership for 2018

Russian bank VTB has renewed its sponsorship agreement with the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) for 2018, extending the support it has provided since 2009.

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14/05/2018

Main decisions from the 18th FIG Council in Istanbul

The 18th FIG Council meeting was held in Istanbul (TUR) 11-12 May 2018. Here is a summary of the main decisions taken by the Council:

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14/05/2018

Sergeeva, Chinese Group prevail in Portimão

Russian newcomer Mariia Sergeeva snagged the All-around and three individual titles at the FIG World Challenge Cup in Portimão, Portugal, where the Chinese Group also claimed two Golds and one Silver.

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07/05/2018

Ashram and Bulgaria earn All-around golds in Guadalajara

There were notable performances from Israel’s Linoy Ashram and the Bulgaria group of Stefani Kiryakova, Elena Bineva, Simona Dyankova, Madlen Radukanova and Laura Traets, who were winners of the respective All-around events at the FIG World Challenge Cup in Guadalajara, Spain over the weekend.

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03/05/2018

FIG Age Group Training Camps reach record number in April

The FIG Coach Education Programmes held a total of twelve training sessions in April, making it the busiest month ever for the Age Group Development & Competition Programmes. The camps were held for four disciplines on three continents.

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02/05/2018

Ottawa colloquium focuses on learning, inclusiveness

The FIG Gymnastics for All (GfA) Committee held its yearly colloquium April 25-29 in Ottawa, Canada. The successful event brought together 50 participants representing 30 federations and all of the continental unions.

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30/04/2018

Ashram, Italian Group win overall Rhythmic World Cup Series

Linoy Ashram (ISR) and the Italian Group are the overall victors of the 2018 World Cup series for Rhythmic Gymnastics, which concluded in Baku this weekend.

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30/04/2018

Sergeeva, Bulgaria shine as World Cup concludes in Baku

Russia’s Mariia Sergeeva won a hat-trick of individual gold medals while there was a double for Bulgaria’s Group as the 2018 FIG World Cup series in Rhythmic Gymnastics came to a close in Baku at the weekend.

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27/04/2018

New and established Aerobic stars on the roster for 2018 Worlds in Guimarães

A new group of athletes is poised to make its mark against Aerobic Gymnastics' established stars at the 15th FIG Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships, taking place 1-3 June 2018 in Guimarães, Portugal.

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23/04/2018

Five-star Soldatova lights up Tashkent World Cup

Aleksandra Soldatova illuminated the Gymnastics Sports Palace as Russia dominated the Uzkbek leg of the 2018 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup series. Soldatova achieved a clean sweep of five gold medals in the individual events, with Russia’s gymnasts also standing on top of the podium in the three group competitions.

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23/04/2018

Vietnam strike gold, Saito shines again in Tokyo

Just like last year, reigning World champion Mizuki Saito of Japan stood on top of the podium at the FIG Suzuki World Cup though it was Vietnam’s Aerobic gymnasts who stole the show with two gold medals at the Ota-City Gymnasium on Sunday.

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17/04/2018

Japan’s men and US women win 2018 All-Around World Cup series

Japan’s men and the United States’ women were the winners of the 2018 All-Around World Cup series in Artistic Gymnastics, a four-leg tour which concluded in Tokyo last week, while the highest prize money earners were China’s Sun Wei and Germany’s Elisabeth Seitz.

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16/04/2018

Dina Averina, Italy Group shine in Pesaro

Seven months after her triumph at the World Championships, Dina Averina was back on top of the podium at the Adriatic Arena as Pesaro hosted the second stage of the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup over the last weekend. Italy’s Farfalle (Butterflies) captivated their home crowd, meanwhile, by dominating the Group competition with a hat-trick of golds.

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16/04/2018

Home golds for Murakami and Shirai as All-Around World Cup concludes in Tokyo

Japan’s gymnasts exploited home advantage to the full as Mai Murakami and Kenzo Shirai won gold in the Women’s and Men’s competitions respectively at this year’s final event of the 2018 FIG Individual All-Around World Cup series in Tokyo on Saturday.

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15/04/2018

Marina Chernova makes history on dazzling day as Acro Worlds come to a close

The final day of the 26th FIG Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium had it all, superlative performance, home success and surprise new champions yet still the incomparable Marina Chernova (RUS) managed to shine the brightest.

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14/04/2018

Inspirational Zagoskina and man-mountain Suprunov fuel Russian gold rush

Russia once again proved utterly irresistible on Acrobatic Gymnastics’ biggest stage of all, as both the Women’s Group and the Men’s Pair claimed World Championship gold in Antwerp’s rocking Lotto Arena.

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13/04/2018

Faces of Gymnastics: Mai Murakami on a mission to show the strength of Japanese women power

Men's Artistic Gymnastics continues to flourish in Japan. Reigning Olympic champions in Team; Kohei Uchimura the king of the All-Around; Kenzo Shirai the prince of Floor and Vault. But don’t forget the women. That’s the message from Mai Murakami as she aims to trailblaze her way to new heights in 2018.

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13/04/2018

Treble-title-chasing Chernova lights up a day of shocks, surprises and artistry

Among a mass of exhilarating displays of strength, artistry and flexibility, defending Mixed Pairs World Champions Marina Chernova and Georgii Pataraia (RUS) shone the brightest on a thrilling first day of qualifying at the 26th FIG Acrobatic World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium.

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13/04/2018

Russian stars shrug off weight of history as they go for gold in Antwerp

Russian athletes have won a remarkable 37 of the 60 gold medals available at the previous 10 FIG Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships, including five of the six on offer at the 2016 edition in Putian, China. It is quite a weight of history under which their current stars have to perform.

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12/04/2018

Faces of Gymnastics: British extroverts Tate and Upcott relish new challenge in Men’s Pair

You could say that Charlie Tate and Adam Upcott were born to do Acrobatic Gymnastics. Upcott’s older siblings Edward and Alice are former World Championship medallists in the sport, while Tate has long had a hunger for daring leaps.

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12/04/2018

Stage set for Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships in Antwerp

The 26th Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships will take place in Antwerp, Belgium on 13-15 April shining the spotlight on a spectacular discipline which later this year will make its debut at the Youth Olympic Games.

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12/04/2018

Acrobatic gymnasts lift the lid on life as inseparable pairs

Relationships are at the very heart of the spectacular sport of Acrobatic Gymnastics. Without trust and harmony, the mind-blowing feats of strength, balance and flexibility simply do not work. On the eve of the 26th World Championships, starting in Antwerp, Belgium on 13 April, three elite pairs reveal the secrets to their success.

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11/04/2018

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

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

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10/04/2018

Five questions for the Acrobatic Gymnastics Ambassadors, Nikki Snel and Eline de Smedt

In 2014, at their last World Championships, Eline de Smedt and Nikki Snel finally won the gold medal in Women’s pair, crowning their career in the best way possible. The inspiring Belgian duo will act as Ambassadors at the World Championships in Antwerp this week.

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09/04/2018

How to follow the 2018 Acrobatic Gymnastics Worlds

Even if you can’t make it to Antwerp for the 2018 Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships 13 – 15 April, there are plenty of ways to stay up to date on everything happening at the Lotto Arena.

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09/04/2018

Canada, England and Australia dominate Gold Coast 2018 Women's Artistic events

The Women's Artistic Gymnastics competition at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games has ended with three countries dominating the proceedings.

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09/04/2018

English Men’s Artistic team tops Gold Coast 2018 rankings with 11 medals

With a total of 11 medals, the English Men's Artistic Gymnastics team matched their Glasgow 2014 result as the action concluded at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games on Monday. They even matched the number of golds - four - from 2014.

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07/04/2018

2018 Acrobatic Gymnastics Worlds: Five things to know

Thirty years after staging the event for the first time, the Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships are making their big return to Antwerp, Belgium.

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06/04/2018

A line-up of champions expected in Antwerp

Among the athletes competing at the 2018 Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships in Antwerp (BEL) 13 – 15 April figure 28 who have already earned at least one medal from The World Games or a World medal in one of the Pairs or Groups categories.

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05/04/2018

Latin America hosts seven FIG coach education courses in March

During the month of March, the FIG Coach Education Programmes held numerous single country training camps for the Trampoline and Rhythmic Age Group Development and Competition Programmes in the countries of the Pan American Gymnastics Union as well as an Academy for Trampoline Gymnastics.

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03/04/2018

Pierre Blois passes away

Pierre Blois, an Honorary Member of the International Trampoline Federation (FIT) and a pioneer of Trampoline Gymnastics in France, passed away on 31 March in Buguélès at the age of 90.

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03/04/2018

Soldatova, Bulgaria take plaudits in Sofia opener

Hosts Bulgaria dominated the group competition with two gold medals while Russia’s Aleksandra Soldatova claimed a hat-trick of individual golds as the 2018 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup got under way with the opening stage at Sofia’s Arena Armeec between March 30 and April 1.

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26/03/2018

The FIG introduces the Gymnastics Ambassadors for the 2018 World Championships

The International Gymnastics Federation is pleased to announce the nine champions who will be the Gymnastics Ambassadors at its 2018 World Championships.

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23/03/2018

Golds for Nonomura, Melnikova in Birmingham

Russia’s Angelina Melnikova claimed the women’s gold medal while Japan’s Shogo Nonomura won the men’s event in the British leg of the FIG’s 2018 All-around World Cup series in Artistic Gymnastics on 21-22 March at Arena Birmingham.

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21/03/2018

Faces of Gymnastics: Double Darias hungry for Acro treble at Antwerp 2018

Daria Guryeva and Daria Kalinina have many things in common. They hail from the same snowy Russian town of Yaroslavl; they were both introduced to sport by their gymnast mothers; they both like long walks in the country and watching movies. But what binds them together most of all is a shared hunger to be the best at what they do.

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20/03/2018

FIG coach education programme completes 400th course

Sunday marked the completion of the 400th coach education course organised by the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) through its Age Group and Academy Programmes. It was a Trampoline age group programme training session in Lima, Peru.

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19/03/2018

Petrounias and Chusovitina on fine form in Baku

Three months before her 43th birthday, Oksana Chusovitina clinched two medals at the Individual Apparatus World Cup in Baku, while Eleftherios Petrounias continued his domination on the Rings, after his World and Olympic titles.

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19/03/2018

Belyavskiy and Zhang shine in Stuttgart

David Belyavskiy of Russia and China’s Zhang Jin took the gold medals as the FIG All-Around World Cup Series continued in Stuttgart on 17-18 March. The EnBW DTB-Pokal 2018 was the second World Cup event in a series that began in Chicago and for the home crowd at the Porsche-Arena there was a medal to celebrate in the form of Elisabeth Seitz’s silver in the Women’s All-Around on Sunday.

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16/03/2018

Defending champions take on new starlets as Antwerp 2018 gymnasts list announced

An exciting blend of seasoned champions and rising stars are set to compete for medals at the Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships 2018 in Antwerp (BEL) after the event’s preliminary list of competitors was released today.

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13/03/2018

Draw held for Aerobic Worlds in Guimarães

The draw for the 15th Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships that determines the order in which gymnasts will compete was held on 13 March at the competition hall Multiusos de Guimarães in Guimarães, Portugal.

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13/03/2018

Rhythmic Gymnastics TC follows up rule changes before season’s kick-off

The Rhythmic Gymnastics Technical Committee devoted a significant part of its March meeting to determining key details about the understanding and application of the rules before the season kicks off in Sofia at the end of the month.

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08/03/2018

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

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

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05/03/2018

FIG Age Group programmes move forward in February

For the FIG Coach Education Programmes, the month of February was occupied mostly with activities related to the FIG Age Group Development and Competition Programmes for all disciplines.

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05/03/2018

FIG opens media accreditation for 2018 Worlds

The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) is pleased to announce that the online registration desk is now open for media accreditation requests for its 2018 World Championships in all disciplines.

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05/03/2018

Belgium warms up for home Worlds with three golds at Maia World Cup

Belgian athletes were in imposing form ahead of the upcoming Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships in Antwerp as they claimed three gold medals at the World Cup event in Maia (POR) on 2-4 March.

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05/03/2018

History repeated as Chicago sees another home double

There were US gymnasts on top of the podium once more at the American Cup as the FIG 2018 All-around World Cup series in Artistic Gymnastics opened March 3 at Sears Centre Arena on the outskirts of Chicago. Yul Moldauer repeated his gold-medal triumph from 2017 in the men’s competition while World champion Morgan Hurd won the women’s All-around event.

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02/03/2018

Key decisions of the FIG Executive Committee

The International Gymnastics Federation’s Executive Committee had a busy agenda for its first meeting of the year, which took place on 28 February and 1 March in Lausanne. A number of key decisions were made, including the imminent creation of a Foundation with responsibility for all ethical issues; the appointment of its next Secretary General; and the launch of a new event at the Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships.

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02/03/2018

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

Summary of main decisions and information following the Executive Committee (EC) meeting 28 February and 1 March 2018 in Lausanne (SUI).

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01/03/2018

Mexico receives licence for “Foundations of Gymnastics” course

The Mexican Gymnastics Federation (FMG) took an important step towards the development of Gymnastics in the country by hosting the FIG Academy’s "Foundations of Gymnastics" course between 18 and 25 February. This was the concluding part of the process of acquiring a licence to teach this same course in the country.

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28/02/2018

Innovation and review of 2017 Worlds head Trampoline TC agenda

The Trampoline Gymnastics Technical Committee undertook an in-depth review of the 2017 World Championships in Sofia (BUL) as it began making preparations for November’s next edition in St Petersburg (RUS) and fine-tuned proposals for new events during its meeting 24-27 February in Lausanne.

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26/02/2018

China shows its strength at Melbourne World Cup

China's Artistic gymnasts racked up four gold medals as the sixth Individual Apparatus World Cup meeting of the 2016-2018 series took place in Melbourne, Australia on 22-25 February 2018. The hosts and Japan also topped the podium twice, while Slovenia and Kazakhstan picked up a gold apiece and an Indian gymnast made history.

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19/02/2018

Russian and Belgian gymnasts impress in Acro World Cup season opener

Top athletes showed their class and new faces made their mark as the 2018 Acrobatic Gymnastics World Cup season got under way in Puurs (BEL) on 15-17 February.

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15/02/2018

Faces of Gymnastics: Belgium’s dynamic duo Casse and Goffaux find the perfect balance

Trust is important in any relationship. But when you spend several hours a day balancing on top of your partner’s head, it’s especially vital. Just as well Kilian Goffaux and Robin Casse have a special bond.

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14/02/2018

Gymnastics qualifying begins for 2018 Youth Olympic Games

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

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04/02/2018

Commission starts Ambassador selection process for the five 2018 Worlds

Which great champions will play the role of Gymnastics Ambassadors at the five World Championships in 2018? This is the question for the FIG Commission in charge of the selection, which set the required criteria and established a short list of choices during its meeting this week in Lausanne.

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02/02/2018

PAGU holds Acrobatic Gymnastics Introductory Course in Mexico

The Olympic Training Center in Mexico hosted an Acrobatic Gymnastics Introductory Course from January 26 – 28, 2018.

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02/02/2018

Six FIG coach education courses held in January

The year 2018 began with a very busy month for the FIG Coach Education Programmes that included five Academies and one age group programme camp and the completion of additional new and updated manuals for both the age group and the Academy programmes.

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01/02/2018

FIG Gymnastics for All Committee launches Disability Project

United under the umbrella of the FIG Gymnastics for All Committee, a group of representatives from seven different FIG member federations met in London (GBR) January 25 – 28 to set in motion the committee’s new “Disability Project”.

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01/02/2018

February 2018 World of Gymnastics magazine now online!

The February 2018 World of Gymnastics magazine is now available online. Check it out!

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31/01/2018

Liubou Charkashyna re-elected President of the FIG Athletes' Commission

Liubou Charkashyna (BLR) was re-elected as President of the FIG Athletes Commission by her fellow commission members during a meeting at the FIG headquarters in Lausanne (SUI) on Wednesday.

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26/01/2018

Kenzo Shirai and Morgan Hurd headline 2018 American Cup field

The 2017 All-around World champion Morgan Hurd (USA) and multiple Floor Exercise and Vault World champion Kenzo Shirai will headline the field at the 2018 American Cup in Chicago (USA) March 3.

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24/01/2018

Cotonou hosts FIG Gymnastics for All activities course

Following courses in Argentina and Sri Lanka in 2017, Benin has become the third name on the map of countries to have organised a "Join the GfA Activities" course. Cotonou, site of the FIG Executive Committee meeting last October, hosted this latest course on January 19 – 20, bringing the programme to a third continent in the process.

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12/11/2017

FIG assigns 2018 Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships and World Age Group Competitions to Guimaraes, Portugal

The 15th Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships and the 8th World Age Group Competitions have been assigned to the historic city of Guimaraes, Portugal. The events will be held June 1 – 3 and May 25 – 27, 2018, respectively.

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16/10/2017

Ottawa hosts 2018 Gymnastics for All colloquium

The FIG Gymnastics for All Committee invites national federations and continental unions to take part in its yearly colloquium for 2018, offering a great opportunity for all participants to submit ideas, share interesting experiences and learn from others. The 2018 event will take place April 25-29 in Ottawa, the Canadian capital, which is located in the province of Ontario on the border with Quebec.

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16/11/2016

FIG 2016-2018 World Cup Series in Artistic Gymnastics commences in Cottbus

The 2016-2018 FIG Individual Apparatus World Cup series in Artistic Gymnastics begins Thursday in Cottbus, Germany, with the first of eight stops on its circuit.

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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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