Men’s Artistic Gymnastics
LAUSANNE (SUI), FIG Office, June 18, 2013: In a vote-by-mail, the FIG Executive approved a nationality change for Ukrainian gymnast Nikolai Kuksenkov (24 years), who will henceforth compete for the Russian Gymnastics Federation. At the 2012 Olympic Games in London, the gymnast finished 4th in the Individual All-around Competition.
Nicusor Pascu was also approved for change; the Romanian judge for Men’s Artistic Gymnastics will now officiate for the Swiss Gymnastics Federation, where he was recently a member of the national coaching staff.
Keep in mind that changes in nationality are only valid for events run under FIG authority and do not apply for the Olympic Games. According to regulation 41 of the Olympic Charter, it falls to the IOC Executive Commission to rule for Olympic events.