FIG Foundation Financial aid response

LAUSANNE (SUI), April 5, 2012: The FIG Foundation invited its 130 affiliated federations to apply for gymnast grants on January 23, 2012. Fourteen responded within deadline with twenty-seven requests.

The opportunity was given to gymnasts in Olympic disciplines only; registered are 11 for Men’s Artistic, 9 for Women’s Artistic, 4 for Rhythmic and 3 for Trampoline. The highest number comes from Europe with 15, followed by Africa with 7, Asia 4 and the Americas with 1.

In the aim of bringing financial aid to gymnasts for education and preparation, each individual request will be evaluated by a Commission made up of the FIG President, Secretary General, Athletes Commission President and one Foundation representative.

A report will be submitted to the FIG Council, convening in St Petersburg (RUS) in May, after which a final proposal will be brought before the FIG Foundation Council, the sole authority with the power to adjudicate scholarship requests.

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