Japanese Olympic Committee launches inquiry into gymnastics abuse allegations

By Emily Goddard

The Japanese Olympic Committee is launching an inquiry into abuse allegations in gymnasticsAugust 22 - The Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) has announced it is preparing to launch a probe into allegations that a female gymnast was physically abused by a coach.

Exclusive: FIG management is trying to discredit rhythmic gymnastics from list of Olympic sports, claims Technical Committee chief

By Emily Goddard

Natalia Kuzmina suggests FIG is trying to discredit rhythmic gymnastics as an Olympic sportAugust 22 - Natalia Kuzmina, President of the Rhythmic Gymnastics Technical Committee, has claimed there is an ulterior motive behind the recent spate of disciplinary action against officials in the discipline as the sport's world governing body "is trying to discredit rhythmic gymnastics from the list of Olympic sports".

Second senior official stripped of FIG membership in judges' course debacle

By Emily Goddard

Istvan KaracsonyAugust 7 - Istvan Karacsony, a former member of the men's artistic gymnastics technical panel, has become the second official to be stripped of his International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) membership after "irregularities" were found at judges' courses in Europe.

USA Gymnastics reveals first countries to benefit from Global Ambassador programme

By Gary Anderson

August 6 - GLOBAL AMBASSADOR PROGRAMUSA Gymnastics has announced that Bermuda, Denmark, Panama and South Africa are the first countries to receive support through its development campaign, the Global Ambassador programme.

Tweddle confirms retirement and launches Olympic Park gymnastics academy legacy programme

By James Crook at Chobham Academy on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London

149907442August 6 - Britain's most successful ever gymnast, Beth Tweddle, has announced her retirement from the sport here at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, one year on from her uneven bars bronze medal at London 2012, and has revealed plans for the first athlete-led legacy project to be based on the site.

London 2012 bronze medallist Leyva heads 2013 USA Gymnastics Hilton HHonors team

By Gary Anderson

August 1 - US GymanstsDanell Leyva, who claimed Olympic bronze in the all-round gymnastics category at London 2012, is one of 11 competitors named on the USA Gymnastics Team Hilton HHonors for 2013.

International Gymnastics Federation pessimistic over venue at World Games

By James Crook

42861 19933 28July 26 - The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) have confirmed that they do not believe that conditions at gymnastics venue El Pueblo Coliseum will improve enough to host trampoline, tumbling, acrobatic and aerobic events at the World Games, despite reassurances from Cali 2013.

World Games rhythmic gymnastics events cancelled due to unsuitable venue conditions

By James Crook

0114105264-206690-179374-0-news00July 25 - Rhythmic gymnastics events at the World Games in Cali have been cancelled due to concerns over the conditions in the competition hall, as well as the temporary warm-up and training facilities.

Hartford gears up for "incredibly special" 50th anniversary US Gymnastics Championships

By James Crook

149580852July 23 - Next month's US National Gymnastics Championships in Hartford, Connecticut, will feature not just top-class gymnastics action but also a wide array of activities and entertainment for fans and the honouring of a number of Hall of Fame inductees, including the entire Olympic squad from London 2012.
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