Gymnastics

Judges reprimanded for "erroneous judging" at Gymnastics World Championships

By Emily Goddard

The FIG has reprimanded a number of officials for “erroneous judging” at Gymnastics World Championships ©FIGApril 11 - A number of officials have been reprimanded for erroneous judging or favouring certain gymnasts or countries at last year's World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships and World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, it was revealed today. 

Egyptian, South African and Moroccan rhythmic gymnasts qualify for Nanjing 2014

By Emily Goddard

Egyptian, South African and Moroccan rhythmic gymnasts have qualified for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games ©FIGApril 7 - The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) has revealed that athletes from Egypt, South Africa and Morocco have qualified to compete at the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympics following last month's African Gymnastics Championships in Tshwane.

Thirty-three nations to compete at 2014 Rhythmic Gymnastics European Championships

By Emily Goddard

The 2014 Rhythmic Gymnastics European Championships are expected to attract competitors from 33 nations ©Baku 2014March 24 - Thirty-three nations are gearing up to compete at the 2014 Rhythmic Gymnastics European Championships in Baku.

Gymnastics looks to introduce athlete biological passports

By Emily Goddard

The International Gymnastics Federation is looking into introducing athlete biological passports ©FIGMarch 21- The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) is due to examine a proposal that could see it introducing the use of the athlete biological passport system to detect possible doping.

Exclusive: Qatar is ready to host World Championships, says FIG President Grandi

By Emily Goddard

Bruno Grandi has said Qatar is ready to host a Gymnastics World Championships ©Getty ImagesMarch 12 - Bruno Grandi, President of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), has said Qatar is "now ready to host a World Championships" in the sport.

NBC and Universal Sports to continue broadcasting gymnastics events in US until 2016

By Nick Butler

USA Gymnastics have announced that their premier events will be covered on NBC and Universal Sports until 2016 ©USA GymnasticsMarch 3 - Broadcasting networks NBC Sports and Universal Sports will continue to televise gymnastics events to viewers in the United States until 2016, it has been revealed.

FIG Athletes' Commission President Tanskanen re-elected

By Emily Goddard

Jani Tanskanen has been re-elected unopposed as President of the FIG Athletes' Commission ©AFP/Getty ImagesMarch 2 - Finland's Jani Tanskanen has been re-elected unopposed as President of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) Athletes' Commission.

Gymnastics African Championships relocated because of unrest in Egypt

By Zjan Shirinian

The African Championships have been relocated from Cairo because of ongoing political tensions in Egypt ©Getty ImagesFebruary 26 - The gymnastics African Championships have been relocated from Egypt to Namibia because of ongoing political unrest in the country.

Ukraine cancels international gymnastics competition amid violence in Kiev

By Emily Goddard

The Ukrainian Gymnastics Federation has cancelled an international acrobatic gymnastics tournament in the wake of the worst violence in its post-Soviet history ©AFP/Getty ImagesFebruary 20 - The Ukrainian Gymnastics Federation has cancelled an international acrobatic gymnastics tournament in the wake of fresh violence in Kiev's Independence Square that has left at least 75 people dead since Tuesday (February 18).
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