A Promising Step Forward For Parkour Development

The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) and the International Parkour Federation (IPF) have laid the groundwork for a promising cooperation in the best interests of Parkour to advance the sport worldwide as a recreational and competitive activity. A meeting of great significance took place between the two organisations on January 23rd, at the headquarters of the…

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…

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…

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…

Two Candidates Stand For FIG Presidency

The International Gymnastics Federation has received two candidacies in view of the upcoming FIG Presidential election this fall. Contenders had until midnight on May 17 to submit their applications to the FIG through their national federations. The two candidates are: Georges Guelzec (FRA), 68, President of the European Gymnastics Union (UEG) Morinari Watanabe (JPN), 57,…