FIG hands out sport awards
LAUSANNE (SUI), FIG Office, February 21, 2013: The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) has published a list of its most commendable federations with regard to the newly defined quality standards designed to reward the most diligent among them.
By way of the initiative, the FIG invites its members not only to take part in its international competitions, but also to respect certain administrative obligations, such as deadlines, and to encourage greater athlete participation in the daily doings of their respective federations.
For the 2012 fiscal year, British Gymnastics sits at the top, followed by the National Gymnastics Federations of Belarus, 2nd, and France in 3rd.These federations are awarded CHF 15,000, 12,500 and 10,000 respectively. Russia, 4th, and Germany, 5th, are also the recipients of CHF 7,500 and 5,000 respectively.
Be reminded that as the oldest of international sport federations, the FIG counts 130 national affiliated federations and 3 associated across five continents as of the start of the 2013 – 2016 Cycle, and that its gymnasts have participated in Olympic Games since their revival by the Baron de Coubertin in 1896.