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FIG Doyenne takes Final Leave & Nicole Delaloye no longer among us

LAUSANNE (SUI), FIG Office, June 15, 2012: Nicole Delaloye, Bereft, the FIG recently learned of the violent and tragic death at the age of 92 of Ms Susi Urzynicok (GER), FIG Honorary Member since 1976. Susi Urzynicok spent years championing the development of Women’s Artistic Gymnastics worldwide. Her activity on the FIG

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Artistic Gymnastics Level 1 Academy Santo Domingo

Lausanne (SUI), FIG Office, June 12, 2012: During the first week of June, the Dominican Republic hosted a Level 1 Academy for Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics for the first time. It was held in the capitol city of Santo Domingo and became the 46th country to host an Academy and the

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FIG Artistic Gymnastics Challenge Cup 2012

Lausanne (SUI), FIG Office, June 11, 2012: impress, China, the Netherlands and Romania came out on top of the medal table at the FIG Challenge Cup in Ghent (BEL) last weekend. With two Gold medals each, the three nations made a strong appearance at the ultimate FIG event prior to the Olympic

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A Step and Dance in the right direction!

Right direction, For the first time in its still young history – one which only dates back as far as 1995 – Aerobic Gymnastics has expanded its programme to include Step and Dance. The new categories made their first official appearance at the 2012 FIG Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships in Sofia. For

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FIG Acrobatic Gymnastics World Cup B Aalen May 31 – June 2

LAUSANNE (SUI), FIG Office, May 30, 2012: FIG Acrobatic Gymnastics, Following the 23rd World Championships at Lake Buena Vista (USA) in April, the international Acrobatic Gymnastics elite meet again for the second World Cup of the season in Aalen (GER). The German Gymnastics Federation (DTB), together with the organisers of the Württembergischer

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Games of the XXX Olympiad London July 27 – August 12

LAUSANNE (SUI), FIG Office, May 30, 2012: XXX Olympiad, All that time spent jogging around the grounds of the Lilleshall National Sports Centre paid off for John Atkinson today when he took part in Day 13 of the Olympic torch relay around Britain. Atkinson, the former head coach of the British men’s

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12th Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships

Sofia (BUL), FIG Office, May 30, 2012: 12th Aerobic Gymnastics, The world’s best Aerobic gymnasts will display their performances at the Armeec Arena Sofia, as the 12th FIG Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships begins Friday in Sofia (BUL). Here is how media and fans, who are unable to come to Bulgaria for the

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BETH TWEDDLE – Not an Ordinary Gymnast: Games of the XXX Olympiad

LAUSANNE (SUI), May 29, 2012: Beth Tweddle (GBR) is happy to admit that she has never been an ordinary gymnast. “I wasn’t your ideal gymnast, I wasn’t the ideal weight, height, shape,” she reflects. “Had anyone said to Amanda [Reddin, her coach] that ‘she is going to be a world champion, she

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FIG Council at the close of its ordinary meeting

Lausanne (SUI)/FIG Office, May 21, 2012: Summary of the key decisions and information released by the FIG Council at the close of its ordinary meeting of May 18 – 19, 2012, at the Sokos Hotel Olympic Garden in St Petersburg (RUS). • The Council ratified all additions and modifications to the Technical

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FIG Executive Committee Ordinary Meeting at St Petersburg

Lausanne (SUI) &St Petersburg (RUS) / FIG Office, May 18, 2012: Summary of the main decisions and information released by the FIG Executive Committee at its ordinary meeting of May 16 – 17, 2012, in St Petersburg (RUS), at the Sokos Olympic Garden Hotel. • In the future, the Women’s Artistic judge