31st Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships

31st Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships Montpellier (FRA) / September 19 – 25, 2011 The FIG has authorized the Department of Endocrinology at the University of Montpellier (FRA) to conduct research on the physical and biological maturation of high-level gymnasts during their sojourn at world championship events. FIG opinion is that this research is


Experts gather at AER and ACRO symposium

BERLIN (GER) – LAUSANNE (SUI), FIG Office, September 5, 2011: FIG President Bruno Grandi (ITA) addressed a warm welcome to the participants of the Aerobic and Acrobatic Gymnastics symposium (ACRO symposium) that got underway on Monday in Berlin (GER). Some forty experts from gymnastics’ non-Olympic disciplines, representing nineteen national federations, responded to


5th Football for Hope Centre opens on 24 September 2011

More than a year has passed since the 2010 FIFA World Cup™ was played in South Africa, but the social legacy is still very much alive. Join us on 24 September 2011 at the opening of the 5th Football for Hope Centre in Maseru, Lesotho (Old Police Training Grounds, Behind the Palace


UEFA President Michel Platini visits Austria

UEFA President Michel Platini has completed a busy trip to Austria which featured a 100-cap award, a meeting with the sports minister and a tour of the ÖFB centre for women’s football. A presentation to an Austrian football legend, a meeting with Austria’s sports minister and first-hand discovery of women’s football development were


UEFA launches new award

UEFA launches new award for players reaching 100 national team appearances UEFA has today launched a new award to commemorate players from UEFA’s 53 member associations who have made 100 or more appearances for their national team. The proposal was approved at the UEFA Executive Committee at its last meeting in Nyon


UEFA and EU conference

UEFA and EU conference on safety and security scheduled for Vienna Thursday 8 September sees the tenth joint UEFA-EU Conference on Security take place at the NH hotel in Vienna, Austria. The annual meeting will be attended by representatives of European police and governmental agencies, security officers of UEFA and national football


Bring us the Best Athletes…

“Bring us the Best Athletes to Deliver the Best Paralympic Games,” Craven Tells Chef de Missions in London International Paralympic Committee (IPC) President Sir Philip Craven has called on Chef de Missions of National Paralympic Committees attending a three day seminar in the British capital to bring together the best athletes next


Last and decisive stage

Shanghai: last and decisive stage of the World Cup again Shanghai – 5 September 2011 The last Archery World Cup 2011 stage in Shanghai from 6-10 September is decisive for the qualifications to this year Final that will take place on 24-25 September in Istanbul (TUR). The top 7 in each individual


14th World Conference on Sport for All

INTRODUCTION: The International Olympic Committee’s 14th World Conference on Sport for All will take place in Beijing, China, from 20 to 23 September 2011 (Chinese Olympic Committee). Hosted by the Chinese Olympic Committee and the Beijing Municipal Government, the Conference will be organised by the Beijing Olympic City Development Association (BODA). The World



CHAMPIONSHIPS, What are criteria for scoring? In accordance with Code of Points regulated by FIG, multiple judges score each gymnast’s performance with regard to difficulties, aesthetics, dynamism, and stability, etc. Gymnasts compete over the ranking calculated from such scores.