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World Sports Journalist day, FIG WELCOMES YOUNG REPORTERS

Lausanne, July 3, 2013: On July 2, the International Sports Press Association (AIPS) celebrated both World Sports Journalist Day and the 89th anniversary of its founding on July 1, 1924 in Paris (FRA). It was a perfect opportunity to welcome a group of young reporters to FIG headquarters, led by AIPS President,


FIG Medical Commission Broad Study Project Launched!

Lausanne, June 27, 2013: The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) Medical Commission met June 7 – 8, 2013 in Lausanne (SUI) upon invitation by its President, Dr Michel Léglise (FRA). Among the topics on the order of the day was the updating of specifications for medical organisation at competitions, a core section of


FIG President launches appeal: Rhythmic Gymnastics judges’ course

LAUSANNE (SUI), FIG Office, June 26, 2013: The President of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), Professor Bruno Grandi (ITA), has lodged an appeal against the decision of the FIG Disciplinary Commission to cease all action against the 56 judges implicated in irregularities that were observed to take place during the judges’ courses


Disciplinary case in Rhythmic Gymnastics

Lausanne – FIG, June 5, 2013: On December 12, 2012, the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) opened a disciplinary procedure against the Rhythmic Gymnastics Technical Committee and 56 judges, following allegations of irregularities observed during the intercontinental judges’ course in Bucharest (ROU – November 19 -24), the international judges’ courses in Moscow (RUS-


FIG Aerobic Gymnastics World Cup B, Borovets

Lausanne, May 21, 2013: Vicente Lli of Spain and Maria Bianca Becze of Romania won the Men’s and Women’s Individual titles at the ultimate event of the FIG 2013 Aerobic Gymnastics World Cup series in Borovets (BUL) last weekend. Lli defeated Japan’s Ryo Koreeda and Mexico’s Ivan Veloz by a one-point margin


44th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships

Lausanne, May 2, 2013: In 150 days’ time, on September 30, the 44th FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships will open in the Antwerps Sportpaleis in Belgium’s largest municipality, Antwerp. After the closing of provisional registrations, 540 gymnasts (340 men and 200 women) from 78 FIG member federations were registered for the event.


FIG President Recognized Japan’s Highest Honour

Lausanne (SUI) / Tokyo (JPN), April 11, 2013: On April 8, 2013, the Nippon Sport Science University (NSSU) in Tokyo granted the title of Dr Honoris Causa to Prof. Bruno Grandi (ITA), President of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG). The distinction pays tribute to the professor’s career and stellar work inside international


6th FIG ART Gymnastics World Challenge Cup

Doha – Qatar, April 03, 2013: The Romanian women’s squad was the gymnasts to follow at the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup with one gold and two silver medals for Larisa Andreea Iordache (resp. Beam, Floor, Vault) and Diana Laura Bulimar, gold on Floor. On Vault, the Vietnamese Phan Thi Ha


FIG Acrobatic Gymnastics World Cup B

Maia – Portugal, Mar 18, 2013: Belgium, Great Britain, Belarus and hosts Portugal each won one event at the first FIG Acrobatic Gymnastics World Cup of the year in Maia (POR) last weekend. While Valentina Kim and Elizaveta Dubrovina of Russia topped qualification in the Women’s Pairs, they fell back into fourth


Zanetti elected to BOC Athletes’ Commission

Lausanne, Feb 28, 2013: The Brazilian Gymnastics Confederation (CBG) informed that London 2012 Olympic Champion on Rings Arthur Zanetti (BRA) was elected to the Athletes’ Commission of the Brazilian Olympic Committee (BOC) by its Executive Board. Zanetti was sworn in and took office in his new role on Tuesday in Rio de