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FIG celebrates 20 years of Aerobic Gymnastics

Lausanne, June 16, 2015: Aerobic Gymnastics, which began as a fitness trend and has evolved into a high-level sport combining a mix of strength elements, dance and traditional Acrobatics, has a lot to celebrate this year: In addition to its 20th anniversary as a FIG discipline, the sport will also be part

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Meeting of FIG Executive Committee

Lausanne, March 3, 2015: Summary of major decisions and information published by the FIG Executive Committee (EC) at the close of its ordinary meeting, February 25 – 26, 2015, in Lausanne (SUI), at the FIG Office. • Following a successful inspection visit by the FIG, confirmation was given for the definitive attribution

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Baku to host joint tournament in artistic, acrobatic gymnastics

July 28, 2014: Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation will hold another joint tournament in artistic and acrobatic gymnastics, as well as tumbling in Baku in the early days of August. “The National Gymnastics Arena, which has successfully hosted competitions such as the European and Azerbaijan’s championships in rhythmic gymnastics, will host this event on

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World of Gymnastics Magazine goes digital

Lausanne, June 25, 2014: The FIG has today launched a digital version of its magazine, World of Gymnastics. World of Gymnastics digital adapts to any digital device and takes FIG communications to a new level. André Gueisbuhler, FIG Secretary General, said: “We are delighted to launch our new digital magazine and excited

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FIG has provided a credit to the Ukrainian Federation

Kuwait, May 9, 2014: Overview of core decisions and information published by the FIG Executive Committee at the close of its ordinary meeting, May 07- 08, 2014, in Kuwait City (KUW). * With the approval of the Ukrainian NOC, the FIG Executive has provided a credit to the Ukrainian Federation, enabling it

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FIG commends, sanctions judges for performance

Lausanne, April 11, 2014: Following a comprehensive analysis and review of the judging at the World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Kiev (UKR) last August and the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in October in Antwerp (BEL), the FIG formally commended a number of judges in letters issued to their national federations. Based on

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Jani re-elected Athletes’ Commission President

Lausanne, Mar 7, 2014: The incumbent President of the Athletes’ Commission of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), Jani Tanskanen from Finland, was re-elected unanimously for another term. It was thus decided by the delegated gymnasts from the six competition disciplines, who met at FIG Headquarters, on March 1, 2014. 38 year old,

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Simone Biles wins Women’s 2013 World title

Antwerp, Oct 4, 2013: Following the exciting men’s All-around final, the stage was set on Friday at the Antwerps Sportpaleis for the eagerly awaited women’s competition at the 44th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships. The 24 All-arounders, who qualified during Tuesday and Wednesday’s preliminaries, faced off for the right to claim the

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World Challenge Cup Grand Prix Osijek 2013

Osijek, Sept 18, 2013: With two Gold and two Silver medals, the Netherlands were the most successful nation at the World Challenge Cup in Osijek (CRO) at the weekend. With 19 different countries sharing the medals, the event concluded the 2013 FIG Individual Apparatus World Cup and World Challenge Cup series, and

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A legendary Rhythmic Gymnastics venue home

Kiev – Ukraine/FIG Office, August 26, 2013: Even though Ukraine is hosting a Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships for the first time this year, the Sports Palace in Kiev is not unknown to the international Rhythmic community. Every year since 1992 the famous Deriugina School, run by the mother and daughter team of