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The FIG Academy programme, which came to life in 2002, turns 15
FIG - February 23, 2017
Fifteen years ago, on February 18-25, 2002, the first FIG Academy was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

FIG World Cup 'lifting the profile' of Gymnastics in Australia
FIG - February 23, 2017
For Australia, hosting the 2017 Individual Apparatus World Cup in Melbourne is a unique chance to promote the sport in a country aiming to gain momentum on the road to Tokyo 2020.

Norway’s King Harald adds royal touch to the World Gym for Life Challenge 2017
FIG - February 21, 2017
His Majesty King Harald of Norway, who is celebrating his 80th birthday today, has announced that he will attend the gala of the World Gym for Life Challenge, an FIG Gymnastics for All event taking place in Vestfold (NOR) July 26 – 30, 2017.

New heights for Russia, Azerbaijan at Trampoline World Cup in Baku
FIG - February 20, 2017
The field was packed with Olympians, but many of the big winners at the “AGF Trophy” World Cup in Baku (AZE) February 18-19 were gymnasts who had not yet reached that particular pinnacle of sport.

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Gymnastics News

Sanne Wevers naar wereldbekerfinale in Melbourne
Tubantia - February 23, 2017
De Oldenzaalse turnster Sanne Wevers heeft haar eerste optreden op de evenwichtsbalk sinds de Olympische Spelen in Rio afgesloten met een score van 13,866.

Japanese Olympic stars wow crowd on day one of World Cup Gymnastics in Melbourne
Gymnastics World Cup Melbourne 2017 - February 22, 2017
The Australian leg of the International Gymnastics Federation’s Individual (FIG) Apparatus World Cup series kicked off this evening at Melbourne’s Hisense Arena.

Gymnastics-Raisman keeps eye on Tokyo during 'crazy' downtime
Reuters - February 22, 2017
American gymnast Aly Raisman has been caught up in a whirlwind since helping the United States to its golden haul in Rio.

Gymnastics: Emily Little vaults into World Cup contention
The Sydney Morning Herald - February 21, 2017
The bad news seemed endless for Emily Little in 2016.

Full of passion for gymnastics
The Star - February 21, 2017
A former gymnast, a coach, a judge and a respected sports administrator. That would sum up N. Shanmugarajah’s different roles in the world of gymnastics.

Após resultados inéditos no ciclo anterior, ginástica artística do Brasil mira Mundial de 2017
CBG - February 21, 2017
Competição em outubro, no Canadá, será o próximo grande objetivo dos atletas que retornam progressivamente aos treinos..

Comăneci named ambassador of 2017 European Artistic Gymnastics Championships
Inside the Games - February 21, 2017
Nadia Comăneci has been named as an ambassador for the 2017 European Artistic Gymnastics Championships, due to be held in Cluj-Napoca in Romania in April.

Baku organizes fantastic gymnastic show
Azernews - February 20, 2017
Baku, an organizer of the best and highly prestigious sporting events, saw off another world-significant competition -- FIG World Cup in Trampoline Gymnastics and Tumbling.

Government To Set Up International Gymnastic Hall In Six Months
Millennium Post - February 20, 2017
The state government is mulling to set up an International Gymnastic Hall in the city.

Nedov steps onto world stage three months after injury
Blacktown Sun - February 20, 2017
Two ruptured ankle ligaments has not stopped Emma Nedov from qualifying for the Inaugural International Apparatus World Cup.

World Cup bronze for SA’s Zoonekynd
SASCOC - February 20, 2017
Bianca Zoonekynd bagged a tumbling bronze for South Africa at the World Cup gymnastics event in Baku, Azerbaijan on Sunday.

Farid Gaibov expressed gratitude to Vestnik Kavkaza for popularizing gymnastics
Vestnik Kavkaza - February 19, 2017
Vice-President of the European Gymnastics Union, Secretary General of the Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation Farid Gaibov discussed the development of Trampoline Gymnastics in the country in an interview with Vestnik Kavkaza.

Moldauer, Modi will compete in 2017 AT&T American Cup
USA Gymnastics - February 19, 2017
By finishing first and second at the 2017 Winter Cup Challenge, Yul Moldauer and Akash Modi will represent the USA at the 2017 AT&T American Cup, which is the USA’s most prestigious international invitational and part of the International Gymnastics Federation’s all-around World Cup series.

From Rio to Melbourne: Sanne returns to competition
Gymnastics Australia - February 19, 2017
Life certainly has taken a twist for Sanne Wevers since defeating American superstar Simone Biles on the balance beam in Rio.

Son Yeon Jae Announces Her Retirement From Rhythmic Gymnastics
Soompi - February 18, 2017
Son Yeon Jae will be hanging up her ribbons and hoops.

Fox Sports Australia to Broadcast Inaugural World Cup Gymnastics Event
Gymnastics Australia - February 17, 2017
World-class gymnastics returns to Melbourne’s Hisense Arena from February 22 through to 25, and if you can’t make it to the stadium, you won’t have to miss out, after Gymnastics Australia struck a deal with Fox Sports Australia to broadcast the inaugural event.

Morinari Watanabe et James Blateau en visite à l'INSEP
FFGym - February 16, 2017
Le président de la FIG était en France ce mercredi. James Blateau, président de la FFGym, accompagnait Morinari Watanabe pour sa visite de l'INSEP.

Inside International Sports

The World Games 2017 Tickets are on Sale!
IWGA - February 23, 2017
The Wrocław Organising Committee (WOC) has announced the sale of tickets for the largest sporting event of the year in Poland - The World Games 2017.

The pillars are set: 150 days to go!
IWGA - February 20, 2017
150 days before the opening ceremony of TWG 2017 in Wrocaw/Poland (20 – 30 July), IWGA CEO informs about the state of preparations and the cooperation with the IOC.

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About the FIG: The International Gymnastics Federation is the governing body for Gymnastics worldwide. It is the oldest established international sports federation and has participated in the Olympic Games since their revival in 1896. The FIG governs seven disciplines: Gymnastics for All, Men's Artistic, Women's Artistic, Rhythmic, Trampoline, Aerobic and Acrobatic. It counts 148 national member federations and boasts a 30-person staff at its international seat in Lausanne (SUI), host city of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). 

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