Gymnastics Archive


Douglas wins WSF Sportswoman of the Year

Indianapolis (USA), Oct 17, 2012: 2012 Olympic all-around champion Gabrielle Douglas of Virginia Beach, Va./Chow’s Gymnastics and Dance Institute, was named the Women’s Sports Foundation’s 2012 Sportswoman of the Year Award, which is given to an individual sport athlete who exhibits exceptional performances during a 12-month span. Douglas accepted the award tonight


FIG Disciplinary Commission, HEARINGS

Lausanne, Oct 17, 2012: Hearings, The Disciplinary Commission of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) is scheduled to meet early November at the FIG Head Office in Lausanne to hear two gymnasts who recently tested positive during in competition anti-doping procedures. Luiza Galiulina (UZB) was tested on July 25, 2012 at the close


FIG President attends AGU Congress

Lausanne, Oct 03, 2012: FIG President Prof. Bruno Grandi attended the Asian Gymnastics Union’s (AGU) ordinary Congress on September 25, 2012, in Tashkent (UZB), at which time he delivered a speech about development opportunities in Asia to delegates from 24 countries. The introductory presentation given by AGU President Abdul Rahman Al-Shatri (QAT)


Congress & Last look before Election

Lausanne , Oct 2, 2012: At the 32nd Congress of the International Federation of Sport Medicine (FIMS), the President of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) Medical Commission, Dr Michel Léglise (FRA), expounded on the manner in which growth affects puberty to an audience of 500 gymnasts from Rhythmic Gymnastics’ international elite. Also


Republic of Congo joins list of FIG Academy host countries

Lausanne – (SUI), Sept 27, 2012: With the completion of a Level 1 Academy for Aerobic Gymnastics on September 22, the Republic of Congo became the 48th FIG member federation and the 7th African nation to have hosted an FIG Academy. It was the 21st Academy for Aerobic Gymnastics (the 3rd in


FIG Foundations of Gymnastics Course

Lausanne, Sept 20, 2012: The third and ultimate FIG Foundations of Gymnastics Course of the year took place at Centro Nacional de Alto Rendimento (CNAR) in Mexico City (MEX) from September 13 – 20, 2012. Fifteen participants from Mexico and three from Brazil attended the Spanish language course that focused on the


16th World Gymnaestrada 2019

Lausanne (SUI), Sept 13, 2012: The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) informed on Monday that the bid process for the 16th World Gymnaestrada in 2019 has been launched. The 131 FIG affiliated and associated national federations have been invited to submit their applications to the FIG Office by December 15, 2012. The host


FIG, ICU and Sportaccord sign Trilateral Agreement

Lausanne – Switzerland, Sept 10, 2012: Trilateral, The agreement finalizing the terms and conditions under which the FIG supports the principle for the admission of the International Cheer Union (ICU) into SportAccord has now been signed by all of the three parties involved: SportAccord, the ICU and the FIG. The final signature


In mourning Maria Simionescu passes away

Lausanne (SUI), August 23, 2012: Romanian Maria Simionescu passed away on August 21, 2012 at the age of 85, following a long and difficult illness. She was one of the key figures in women’s artistic gymnastics, as an educator, national coach and latterly, from 1972 to 1996, as a senior FIG official.


Glory days at Greenwich and Wembley

Lausanne – Switzerland, August 14, 2012: Olympic review: Wembley, It featured a Flying Squirrel and a Flying Dutchman, it had star names and surprises, and much of it unfolded in one of the most atmospheric venues of the London Games – it was the Gymnastics at the 2012 Olympics, the greatest show