The FIG Commits To Developing a Duty Of Care Code

As a clear sign of its strong commitment to the protection of gymnasts, the FIG will develop a “Duty of Care Code” which sets up all the policies and procedures regarding misconduct in the Gymnastics world, ranging from prevention and education to reporting, investigation and sanctions. “As FIG President, I declare that we will not…

VTB and The International Gymnastics Federation Renew Partnership For 2017

Russian bank VTB has renewed its sponsorship agreement with the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) for 2017, extending a support that has been in place since 2009. FIG President Morinari Watanabe and Vasily Titov, First Deputy Chairman of VTB and Vice President of the FIG, signed the renewal of the agreement in the margins of the…

FIG New Executive Committee Meets For The First Time…,

FIG President Morinari Watanabe began to lay out his plans for the development of Gymnastics in announcing the Federation’s new commissions during the first meeting of the new Executive Committee February 21-23 at the FIG Headquarters in Lausanne. Marking the beginning of a new chapter in the history of Gymnastics, the EC also agreed to…

The FIG Inaugurates New headquarters In Lausanne

The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) inaugurated its new headquarters Tuesday evening at its brand new building close to the central train station in Lausanne. FIG President Bruno Grandi, who will retire at the end of 2016, and International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach cut the traditional ribbon during a ceremony that brought together numerous…

Tickets on sale for 2017 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships

Tickets are now on sale for the 47th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Montreal (CAN) and those who purchase their seats early will receive a special deal. Ticket sales debuted Monday at noon Quebec time (UTC-5) with a discount to entice early birds: 15 percent off regular tickets between now and January 2. Competition runs…

FIG Enters A New Cycle With Morinari Watanabe as President

Morinari Watanabe (JPN) was named as the next President of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) Wednesday after a landslide election victory at the FIG Congress in Tokyo. Mr Watanabe, 57, currently Secretary General of the Japan Gymnastics Association and an FIG Executive Committee member, will take up his new position on January 1, 2017, succeeding…

The FIG Ready To Elect New President

The 81st Congress of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), which will be held October 18-20 in Tokyo, marks a turning point in the history of the federation. Delegates representing some 125 member federations in the Japanese capital have been called on to choose the successor to President Bruno Grandi. The Italian, who will complete his…

Russia Win Fifth Consecutive Olympic Title In Rhythmic Group Gymnastics

Russia won its fifth consecutive Olympic title in Rhythmic Group Gymnastics Sunday, continuing a golden tradition established 16 years ago in Sydney. The victory, coming 24 hours after Margarita Mamun’s individual title, gives Russia a complete sweep of the gold medals in Rhythmic Gymnastics since 2000. But the Russians did not dominate the competition from…

Canada’s MacLennan Takes Gold In Rio 2016 Women’s Trampoline Event

Four years after her triumph in London, Canada’s Rosannagh MacLennan took a second gold medal in Women’s Trampoline Friday in Rio, becoming the first gymnast in the discipline to successfully defend an Olympic title. A flagbearer draped in gold MacLennan won Canada’s only gold medal in London and followed up with the 2013 World title….

Olympic All-around coronation for Simone Biles

So great were the expectations that Simone Biles was unofficially awarded the Olympic All-around gold medal nearly a year ago, after she won her third consecutive World title in dominating fashion. But Thursday night in Rio, Biles had to make it happen for real. And she did: With a relaxed smile on her face and…