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Artificial Intelligence Set To Judge In 2020

Post Views 8,066   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 1,466   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 444   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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Parkour Continues to Move Forward as FIG Discipline

Post Views 754   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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FIG Approves “Parkour” Type Discipline

Post Views 1,524   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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Newly Elected FIG President

Post Views 552 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