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Qualifying for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics: A step-by-step guide

Post Views 561   PRESS RELEASE – LAUSANNE (SUI), FIG Office, 24 May 2018: In the coming months, the qualifying process will begin for the next Olympic Games which will take place in Tokyo from 24 July to 9 August 2020. A total of 324 athlete places for the Gymnastics events will be up for Read More

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FIG Parkour World Cup

Post Views 944   PRESS RELEASE: Lausanne (SUI), FIG Office, March 30, 2018:  The start of the first FIG Parkour World Cup series is just a week away, with the inaugural competition scheduled to take place from 6 to 8 April in Hiroshima, Japan. Some thirty athletes representing 20 nations are expected at this first Read More

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Artificial Intelligence Set To Judge In 2020

Post Views 8,565   Back in June of 2016 we reported that the Japan Gymnastics Association and Fujitsu Ltd., a Japanese technology company, were working together on 3D lasers and data processing, artificial intelligence (AI), as a judging aid to assist with calculating scores. It is now being reported that the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) Read More

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Statement From FIG Regarding Abuse Cases In US

Post Views 1,658   The following is a statement released by the FIG from Morinari Watanabe, FIG President, regarding the sexual abuse cases that has occurred within USA Gymnastics – Firstly I would like to express my sincere appreciation to IOC President Thomas Bach for his powerful statement about the abuse scandal in US Gymnastics. This statement Read More

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Joint Meeting Between FIG and IPF

Post Views 640   PRESS RELEASE –  Lausanne (SUI)/Tampa (USA), Jan 27, 2018:  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 Read More

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FIG Speaks Out Regarding Nassar Case

Post Views 1,463   Please find below the statement from FIG President Morinari Watanabe regarding the sexual abuse scandal in the USA:   “I was already profoundly shocked and saddened by the testimonies that many athletes have shared during the past year but the vibrant voices we heard in the courtroom these last days, telling Read More

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FIG Parkour Commission Held First Meeting

Post Views 870   PRESS RELEASE: Lausanne (SUI), FIG Office, Nov 9, 2017 The FIG Parkour Commission held its first meeting in Lausanne (SUI) Tuesday and Wednesday under the direction of Commission President David Belle, who was able to measure the communal willingness to work to develop the sport that he himself founded. Commission members gathered Read More

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Johnson-Scharpf Honors Artistry

Post Views 1,507   For competitions, most gymnasts have one routine on each event that they work endless hours on in order to perfect it before performing in front of the judges. With each of these routines, a gymnast may have a slight variation of that routine in case a mistake occurs or they are having an Read More

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Parkour Continues to Move Forward as FIG Discipline

Post Views 968   PRESS RELEASE – Lausanne (SUI), FIG Office, June 9, 2017:  The development process of Parkour as new FIG discipline successfully passed two key stages with the organization of a first FIG Obstacle Course Cup in Montpellier (FRA) and the discussions held in order to implement the roadmap unanimously approved by the Read More

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The FIG Finally Takes Control of Misconduct in Gymnastics World

Post Views 1,247   Press Release – Lausanne (SUI), FIG Office, June 2, 2017:  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 Read More

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FIG Approves “Parkour” Type Discipline

Post Views 1,821   Press Release – Lausanne (SUI), FIG Office, May 10, 2017:  Meeting in Baku (AZE) last week, the FIG’s decision-making bodies gave their in-principle approval for the inclusion of a new FIG discipline based on obstacle course competitions. Following its February decision regarding the development of a discipline along these lines, the Read More

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Could Parkour Be a Future Gymnastics Discipline?

Post Views 1,264   Press Release – LAUSANNE (SUI), FIG Office, February 24, 2017: 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 Read More

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Montreal World Championship Tickets On Sale

Post Views 629   Montreal, Canada will be the host to the 47th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships on October 2 – 8, 2017. It is expected that 500+ athletes will compete for 12 titles in the Montreal Olympic Stadium. Purchase your tickets early!  Tickets go on sale 11/28 and anyone who purchases their tickets prior to Read More

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2016-2018 Individual Apparatus World Cup Series Begins

Post Views 740   PRESS RELEASE: LAUSANNE (SUI), FIG Office, November 16, 2016:  The 2016-2018 FIG Individual Apparatus World Cup series in Artistic Gymnastics begins Thursday in Cottbus, Germany, with the first of eight stops on a circuit that ends in March 2018 in Doha, Qatar. The new Individual Apparatus World Cup series format spans Read More

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Newly Elected FIG President

Post Views 754 Press Release – TOKYO (JPN), FIG Office, October 19, 2016:  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 Read More