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Italy, Russia golden on final day of Worlds

Stuttgart, September 13, 2015: Russia and Italy split the titles up for grabs in Group competition as the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships came to a close Sunday in Stuttgart (GER). WIth a gold medal in the Five Ribbons event, Italy ruined a potential Russian sweep of the golds in Group competition. The

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Stuttgart signs on for 2019 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships

Stuttgart, Sept 13 2015: The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) and the German Gymnastics Federation (DTB) signed a contract Sunday officially attributing the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships to the city of Stuttgart (GER). To be held less than a year before the 2020 Olympic Games, these World Championships, scheduled to take place

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Russia reigns over Group All-around competition

Stuttgart, Sept 12, 2015: Russia continued its golden run Saturday at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart (GER), winning the gold in Group All-around competition and exacting revenge for a poor performance that kept them off the podium in 2014. The Group (Diana Borisova, Daria Kleshcheva, Anastasiia Maksimova, Sofya Skomorokh, Anastasiia

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Margarita Mamun awarded with the Longines Prize for Elegance at the 34th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships 2015

Saint-Imier (Switzerland) / Stuttgart (Germany), Sept 12, 2015: As the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) long-lasting partner, as well as Official Partner and Timekeeper of the 34th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships 2015, Longines had the honor to present the Longines Prize for Elegance to Margarita Mamun. At the 34th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships

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Yana Kudryavtseva captures third consecutive Rhythmic World All-around title

Stuttgart, Sept 11, 2015: Reigning World Rhythmic Gymnastics champion Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) captured her third consecutive World All-around title Friday night in Stuttgart (GER), cementing her status as a favorite for gold at the Rio Olympic Games next summer. After winning gold with the Ball, Clubs, Ribbon and in the team competition

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Three more golds for Kudryavtseva at Rhythmic Gymnastics Worlds

Stuttgart, Sept 10, 2015: 2013 and 2014 World champion Yana Kudryavtseva (RUS) pocketed another three gold medals during the second night of individual apparatus finals at the 2015 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in Stuttgart (GER). Seventeen-year-old Kudryavtseva, who successfully defended her World title with the Ball Tuesday night, added World titles with

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Record number of gymnasts register to compete at 2015 Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships in Odense

Lausanne, Sept 9, 2015: The 31st Trampoline Gymnastics World Championships, to be held November 26-29 in Odense (DEN), will welcome a record number of participants. More than 300 athletes representing 41 different countries will compete in the Danish city with the goal of capturing one of the 14 World titles up for grabs

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Yana Kudryavtseva and Margarita Mamun (RUS) take first two titles at Rhythmic Gymnastics Worlds

Stuttgart, Sept 8, 2015: Russia struck quickly as finals at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships began Tuesday night in Stuttgart (GER). Superstar Yana Kudryavtseva won the World title with the Ball for the second consecutive year, while teammate Margarita Mamun took gold with the Hoop. Seventeen-year-old Kudryavtseva, the undisputed queen of Rhythmic

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Experts call for more effort to tackle child trafficking through sport

By Will Shand from Brussels, Belgium: Sept 8, 2015: International experts and leading policy-makers gathered in Brussels today to call for greater action by sports bodies and governments to combat trafficking of young people through sport, as well as underlining sport’s vital role in educating and enhancing social development. With the international

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Thomas Lund has hailed Indian Badminton star Saina Nehwal

Kuala Lumpur, Sept 8, 2015: BWF Secretary General Thomas Lund has hailed Indian star Saina Nehwal’s recent multi-million-dollar management contract as another sign of badminton’s continued rise to prominence in sport’s global commercial industry. The world Women’s Singles No.1 player will earn an estimated USD3.7 million in a two-year deal with leading