Gymnastics

Doha set to host 2018 Artistic World Gymnastics Championships after launching bid

By Duncan Mackay

Qatar 2018 World Gymnastics ChampionshipsApril 1 - Qatar is set to be awarded another major event after launching a bid to host the 2018 Artistic World Gymnastics Championships at the Aspire Academy in Doha.

Iovtchev calls time on record-breaking gymnastics career at 40

By Emily Goddard

Iordan Iovtchev 150313March 17 - Bulgarian gymnast Iordan Iovtchev has called time on his competitive career at the age of 40 as six-time Olympian, four time Olympic medallist and former double world champion on floor and rings, celebrated his retirement with a show in Sofia.

Double Olympic champion Magyar re-elected Hungarian Gymnastics President

By Emily Goddard

Zoltan Magyar 140313March 15 - Zoltán Magyar, the two-time Olympic pommel horse champion, will continue as the President of the Hungarian Gymnastics Federation for the next four years after he was unanimously re-elected in an open vote.

British Gymnastics named FIG's "most commendable" federation of 2012

By Emily Goddard

Louis Smith 260213February 27 - British Gymnastics has been named as the "most commendable" federation of the International Gymnastics Federation's (FIG) 130 member nations across five continents for its diligence and professionalism during 2012.

We had to prove 2015 World Championships would be in good hands, says British Gymnastics chief executive

By Lauren Mattera at the World Sports Congress in London

Glasgow 2015 World Gymnastics ChampionshipsFebruary 26 - Jane Allen, British Gymnastics chief executive, admitted they had to prove it was "our time" when winning the bid to host the 2015 World Gymnastics Championships - one of the most prestigious events on the sport's calendar.

International Gymnastics extends deal with Cirque du Soleil to 2016

By Emily Goddard

cirque du soleilFebruary 25 - The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) has extended its partnership with Cirque du Soleil in a new deal that runs for the course of the current Olympic cycle until 2016.

Olympic legend Kato retires from men's artistic gymnastics Technical Committee

By Emily Goddard

Sawao Kato 220213February 22 - Sawao Kato, Japan's eight-time Olympic gymnastics champion, has retired from his position on the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) men's Artistic Technical Committee at the age of 63 after more than 20 years of service.

Olympic gymnast receives MBE - despite forgetting invitation to Buckingham Palace

By Emily Goddard

louis smith mbeFebruary 14 - British Olympic gymnast Louis Smith was presented with an MBE by the Queen – despite revealing that he arrived at Buckingham Palace without his invitation.

Rizatdinova claims Miss Valentine World Cup all around title

By Emily Goddard

miss valetine 130213February 10 - Ganna Rizatdinova has secured the first International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) World Cup all around title of the year, after the Ukrainian London 2012 Olympic finalist lead the field at Miss Valentine 2013 in Turtu, Estonia.
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