We've had a difficult two years, admits FIG vice-president on eve of World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships

Emily Goddard

Slava Corn has given officials clear guidelines of what is expected of them at next week’s World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships ©FIG/FacebookSlava Corn, first vice-president of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), has given officials clear guidelines of what is expected of them at this week's World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships "to show the world that we have a beautiful sport".

North Korean gymnast stripped of Asian Games medals for lying about age

By Nick Butler at the Media Village in Incheon

North Korea's Cha Yong Hwa, who won two medal at the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, has been banned for falsifying her age ©Getty ImagesNorth Korea has been dealt a blow ahead of the start of the Asian Games here tomorrow with the news that gymnast Cha Yong-hwa has been banned and stripped of all her results since 2006 for falsifying her age. 

AAI given fine and "remedial action" after selling non-approved landing mats to Nanjing 2014

By Paul Osborne

The FIG Disciplinary Committee has found AAI guilty of selling non-approved landing mats since 2012 ©FIGAmerican apparatus manufacturer American Athletic Inc (AAI) will face a fine and other "remedial actions" after selling non-approved landing mats to Nanjing 2014 ahead of the Summer Youth Olympic Games.

Exclusive: I am very happy justice has prevailed, says rhythmic gymnastics official

By Emily Goddard

Natalia Kuzmina is glad to see the end of the rhythmic gymnastics judges' course scandal ©RLM FinsburyNatalia Kuzmina, President of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) Rhythmic Gymnastics Technical Committee, has claimed she is "very happy" to see justice finally prevail in the long-running judges' course scandal that at one time saw her suspended from duty.

FIG vice-president Léglise suspended in rhythmic gymnastics judges' course row

By Emily Goddard

Michel Léglise has been suspended as FIG vice-president until August 31, 2016 ©International Gymnastics FederationThe International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) has suspended vice-president Michel Léglise in the latest development in the ongoing rhythmic gymnastics judges' course row.

US manufacturer facing disciplinary proceedings after selling unapproved gymnastics mats to Nanjing 2014

By Paul Osborne

Disciplinary proceedings have been opened against American apparatus manufacturer AAI after it sold unapproved mats to Nanjing 2014 organisers ©Getty ImagesDisciplinary proceedings have been opened against an American apparatus manufacturer after the company sold unapproved gymnastic mats to organisers of the Nanjing 2014 Summer Youth Olympic Games.

International gymnastics tournament in Ukraine cancelled amid unrest

By Emily Goddard

An international gymnastics competition has been cancelled in Ukraine because of the unrest in the nation ©Getty ImagesThe International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) has cancelled an international artistic gymnastics tournament due to take place in Ukraine next week because of the political unrest in the European nation.

Olympic gold medallist threatens legal action over leaked underage nude photos

By Paul Osborne

McKayla Maroneys leaked photos were taken when she was underage Getty ImagesLeaked nude photos of Olympic gymnastics champion McKayla Maroney were taken when the American was underage, her attorney has claimed. 

Putian awarded 2016 Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships

By Nick Butler at the Main Media Centre in Nanjing

Putian vice-mayor Zhang Libing alongside FIG chief Bruno Grandi following the announcement ©FIGEastern Chinese city Putian will host the 2016 International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships, it was announced here today.
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