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Baku rolls out the red carpet for the FIG Council
FIG - May 04, 2017
As the International Gymnastics Federation prepares to hold its annual Council in Baku May 6-7, the Azerbaijani capital is going big to welcome its hosts

Olympic legend Agnes Keleti honored with Israel Prize
FIG - May 03, 2017
Five-time Olympic gold medallist Agnes Keleti received the Israel Prize for Sport and Physical Culture, the state’s highest honor, May 2 in Jerusalem.

Five nations shine bright at Baku Rhythmic World Cup
FIG - May 02, 2017
Five nations split the eight golds up for grabs at the Baku Rhythmic World Cup April 28-30 in the Azerbaijan capital.

 
For your convenience, the FIG has compiled the following stories from a variety of sources but cannot guarantee their accuracy.
 

Gymnastics News


Sérgio Da Silva Lucas choisi comme nouvel entraîneur en chef de trampoline
STV-FSG - May 04, 2017
La Fédération suisse de gymnastique (FSG) a désigné le Portugais Sérgio Da Silva Lucas comme nouvel entraîneur en chef du cadre national suisse de trampoline.

Olympian Black set to return after injury
Local Xpress - May 03, 2017
Halifax's Ellie Black says she's excited to return to gymnastics competition eight months after the Rio Olympics.

Vasily Titov: Azerbaijan takes very active stance in promoting gymnastics
Vestnik Kavkaza - May 03, 2017
Azerbaijan's increasing significance for world gymnastics is natural, the First Vice-President of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) Vasily Titov, said.

President Ilham Aliyev receives president of Int’l Gymnastics Federation
APA - May 02, 2017
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and first lady, President of Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation Mehriban Aliyeva have received FIG President Morinari Watanabe and Secretary General André Gueisbuhler.

Draw is out for the 2017 ART Asian Championships in Thailand
AGU - May 02, 2017
The competition draw for the 2017 Artistic Gymnastics Asian Championships, which begins May 16 in Bangkok (THA) was held Monday April 24, at the Thailand Gymnastics Association Headquarters in Bangkok (THA) with the presence of Mr. Srayuth Patanasak – President of Thailand Gymnastics Association, Mr. Anis SAOUD – AGU Technical Manager, Mr. Saksit Suwansa the Competition Manager, Mrs. Kusumarn and the staff members of the Local Organizing Committee.

2019 Artistic Gymnastics European Championships awarded to Szczecin (POL)!
UEG - May 02, 2017
At the recent Executive Committee meeting, the bid from the Polish city Szczecin proved favourable.

FIG President receives honorary doctorate from Azerbaijani university
Trend News Agency - May 01, 2017
President of the International Gymnastics Federation Morinari Watanabe has received a honorary doctorate from Azerbaijan State Academy of Physical Culture and Sport.

Another graceful gymnastics event ends in Baku
Azer News - May 01, 2017
Passion, beauty and grace were all put on display at the FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup held in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku on April 28-30.

You're never too old to roll, says 92-year-old gymnast
Straits Times - April 30, 2017
World's oldest gymnast tells seniors to keep moving to stay fit and healthy.

Baku – World Cup: 5 cerchi d’oro per le Farfalle azzurre! Quarto posto nell’esercizio misto
FGI - April 30, 2017
Le Farfalle azzurre non smettono di stupire e vincono l’oro nella finale con i 5 cerchi.

Todo listo para la reaparicion de Jossimar Calvo
Gimnasia Latina - April 29, 2017
“Competí En Olímpicos de Río por amor a mi país y mi departamento, pese a la molestia en mi tobillo”, fueron las palabras de Jossimar Calvo ...

Nadia Comaneci est de passage à Montréal à cinq mois des mondiaux de gymnastique
Radio Canada - April 28, 2017
Nadia Comaneci est à Montréal pour faire la promotion des Championnats du monde de gymnastique.


Inside International Sports


Joint statement following the meeting of IOC President, Prof. Richard McLaren and WADA President
IOC - May 02, 2017
Following an invitation by IOC President Thomas Bach to the “Independent Person” (IP), Professor Richard McLaren, and to the President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), Sir Craig Reedie, a very constructive and fruitful meeting with frank discussions was held today at the IOC headquarters in Lausanne.

 
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About the FIG: The International Gymnastics Federation is the governing body for Gymnastics worldwide. It is the oldest established international federation of an Olympic sport and has participated in the Olympic Games since their revival in 1896. The FIG governs seven disciplines: Gymnastics for All, Men's Artistic, Women's Artistic, Rhythmic, Trampoline, Aerobic and Acrobatic Gymnastics. It counts 148 national member federations and boasts a 30-person staff at its international seat in Lausanne (SUI), home of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). 

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