Following the FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup which took place in Kiev (UKR) on 16-18 March 2012, the discipline's Technical Committee, headed by Mrs Maria Szyszkowska (POL), confirmed its intention to issue a written warning to the South African judge Annette Nel and to ban her from officiating at the London Olympic Games in July and August , as a result of a score awarded to the French team that was deemed contentious.
The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) informs today, that the National Gymnastics Federations of Albania (ALB) and of Botswana (BOT) are suspended for failure to fulfil their financial obligations.
On March 3, 2012, American apparatus manufacturer American Athletic, Inc. was reported for having supplied non-approved landing mats to the Visa American Cup in Madison Square Garden, New York (USA), an event that counts for the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Cup.
Following an in-depth analysis of judging at the 43rd Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Tokyo (JPN), October 7 - 16, 2011, the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) lodged disciplinary proceedings against two female judges on the judging panel.
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The Chinese women's coach hopes a slumping veteran can inspire the young team by making a strong return to form. Lu Shanzhen, head coach of China's female gymnastics team, said it will be difficult for veteran Cheng Fei (pictured) to come back from an injury-plagued career decline, but hopes her tr
From A-grade college gymnast to Olympic-bound competitor - Syque Caesar's world has been radically transformed in the last 12 months. The United States-born University of Michigan student was forced to change his plans for 2012 in April after receiving an invitation to represent Bangladesh at Londo
LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications May 8 – Japan’s Golden Week of spring holidays proved another occasion for the country to come together for sports and this year just weeks out of the London 2012 Games a number of Olympic-qualifying competitions were held raising the excitement.
TOKYO — Japan named its gymnastics squad for the London Olympics on Saturday after the NHK Trophy, the final qualifying meet. Brothers Kazuhito and Yusuke Tanaka made the men’s team and will join three-time world champion and Beijing silver medalist Kohei Uchimura, who was named to the team in Dec
SOFIA, May 5 (Xinhua) -- Russia and Bulgaria won seven of the eight gold medals at the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup held here on Saturday. Evgeniya Kanaeva of Russia, a three-fold world champion, swept the gold medals in the all-around, ball, ribbon and clubs competitions, and her compatriot Daria
China may not give an encore performance of its heavy metal show from Beijing at this summer’s London Olympics, but there will be no shortage of stories as gymnastics prepares to take center stage at The O2 Arena.
By Karolos Grohmann ANCIENT OLYMPIA, Greece, May 10 (Reuters) - The London 2012 Olympics torch relay will inspire a generation and lift the spirits of people in Britain and the world, Games chief Sebastian Coe said on Thursday at the lighting of the torch and the start of the London relay.
2012 has just gotten started, but it's already been a big year for first-year U.S. senior Kyla Ross. The two-time junior national champion (2009-10) has lived up to the reputation that preceeded her senior debut, helping the U.
Sixteen-year-old Ellie Black of Halifax won her second gold medal in as many days on Sunday at a World Cup gymnastics meet to cap a breakthrough performance at the biggest competition in her budding career.