Press Release: 8 Judges Sanctioned

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Press Release:

A total of eight judges have been sanctioned following marking control procedures at the 2015 Worlds and Rio Test Events

LAUSANNE (SUI), FIG Office, July 20, 2016: 

Accuracy in scoring and the integrity of rankings are key priorities for the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG).Following the 2015 World Championships and the Rio Test Events, both qualifiers for Gymnastics at the 2016 Olympic Games, the FIG conducted a thorough analysis of the scores awarded by sworn judges in order to ensure that the athletes’ results were compatible with the current code of points. This analysis once again confirmed the excellent work of the vast majority of the judges on the road to Rio. It also highlighted several apparent problems, leading the FIG to initiate a total of 14 proceedings with the Disciplinary Commission over the past few months. These proceedings resulted in eight penalties for flawed or unsatisfactory judgments:

  • five judges received a warning
  • two judges were excluded from all FIG activities for a period of three months
  • one judge was excluded from all FIG activities for a period of four months
  • the Disciplinary Commission rejected accusations for the six other cases
 
Artistic Gymnastics
 
2015 Glasgow World Championships (GBR)
  • Number of judges: 196
  • Number of disciplinary proceedings initiated: 5
  • Number of sanctioned judges: 2 (warning for biased judgment)
 
Rio Test Event (BRA)
  • Number of judges: 107
  • Number of disciplinary proceedings: 2
  • Number of sanctioned judges: 2 (4-month suspension for biased judgment, 3-month suspension for biased judgment)

 

Rhythmic Gymnastics

2015 Stuttgart World Championships (GER)
  • Number of judges: 64
  • Number of disciplinary proceedings initiated: 5
  • Number of judges sanctioned: 2 (Warning for biased judgment, 3-month suspension for biased judgment)
 
Rio Test Event (BRA)
  • Number of judges: 14
  • Number of disciplinary proceedings: 2
  • Number of judges sanctioned: 2 (warning for unsatisfactory judging)
 

None of the judges who have been the subject of disciplinary proceedings will participate at the Rio Olympics.

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