Trampoline Gymnastics judges study new rules in Sofia09/02/2017
The Bulgarian Gymnastics Federation and the Bulgarian Trampoline Federation hosted the 2017 – 2020 Intercontinental Judges’ Course for Trampoline Gymnastics, Tumbling and Double Mini-trampoline at the Vitosha Park Hotel and Business Centre in the capital city Sofia from February 1 - 4, 2017. One hundred and seven of the discipline’s best judges from 33 countries participated in the course.
Intercontinental Judges’ Courses are held in each of the FIG’s competitive disciplines at the beginning of each Olympic cycle to fill judges in on the latest rule changes. Courses end with mandatory theoretical and practical examinations and if successfully completed allow participants to recertify their Brevet status and to judge at the international level.
Stoyan Dimitrov, President of the Bulgarian Trampoline Federation and an FIG Council member, led the Organising Committee and was assisted by Mariela Stoycheva in carrying out the event.
On the FIG side, the Trampoline Technical Committee (TC) presented the lectures and worked with FIG Honorary Vice President Slava Corn and the FIG administrative team to ensure that the course ran smoothly. The committee is deeply grateful to the host country and the Organising Committee that collaborated to achieve an educational experience to get the new cycle off to a good start. At the farewell dinner, TC President Horst Kunze (GER) thanked all course participants, the administrative team and the committee for their work and their passion in supporting Trampoline Gymnastics.
This course concludes the series of Intercontinental Judges’ Courses for the FIG competitive disciplines for the 2017 – 2017 cycle. It will be followed by international courses for Trampoline from mid-February to June in Georgia, Great Britain, Canada, Japan, Portugal, Australia and Brazil. Judges who participate in an International Course can obtain a category 2 Brevet at best.
Sofia is now preparing to welcome the international Trampoline community again for this year's World Championships and World Age Group Competitions in November.