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Games of the XXXI Olympiad RIO DE JANEIRO (BRA)

August 5 - 21, 2016

Rio Olympic Arena

04/01/2017

Olympic champ Biles first gymnast to be named AIPS Athlete of the Year

Four-time Olympic champion Simone Biles was named the Best Female Athlete of 2016 by the International Sports Press Association (AIPS), following a poll of journalists from 110 countries.

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14/09/2016

FIG President's statement following cyber attack against ADAMS

FIG President Bruno Grandi's statement following confirmation that ADAMS, WADA’s Anti-Doping Administration and Management System, was hacked:

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30/08/2016

Four original Gymnastics elements named for their inventors at Rio Olympic Games

In Rio in August, the FIG Technical Committees approved four new elements -- two in Men's Gymnastics and two in Women's Gymnastics -- to be named for the gymnasts who performed them and added to the respective Code of Points.

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21/08/2016

Biles, Wevers and two Rhythmic Group gymnasts selected as flagbearers for the Rio 2016 Closing Ceremony

Four gymnasts, including 2016 Olympic champions Simone Biles (USA) and Sanne Wevers (NED) are set to lead their country's delegations during the Parade of Nations at the Rio 2016 Closing Ceremony Sunday night at Maracana Stadium.

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21/08/2016

Russian Group crowned with fifth consecutive Olympic title

Russia won its fifth consecutive Olympic title in Rhythmic Group Gymnastics Sunday, continuing a golden tradition established 16 years ago in Sydney.

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21/08/2016

After years in the shadows, Margarita Mamun takes her place in the Olympic sun

A perennial silver medallist in international competition, Margarita Mamun finally got her golden moment in Rio.

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20/08/2016

Spain surges to the lead in Rhythmic Gymnastics Group qualification

The Spanish Group (Sandra Aguilar, Artemi Gavezou, Elena Lopez, Lourdes Mohedano and Alejandra Quereda) shimmied to first place in the qualification round in Rio, ahead of the Russians, whose team has won every Olympic gold since 2000.

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20/08/2016

Mamun vs. Kudryavtseva: The Olympic duel has begun

Undefeated in the All-around at the past three World Championships, Yana Kudryavtseva was expected to reign in Rio. Instead, at the end of the qualification round, the 18-year-old Russian sits second behind countrywoman Margarita Mamun in a reversal of the hierarchy the two have established at the ...

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18/08/2016

Four new members elected to the IOC Athletes' Commission

Britta Heidemann from Germany (fencing), Seug-min Ryu from Korea (table tennis), Daniel Gyurta from Hungary (swimming) and Yelena Isinbayeva from the Russian Federation (athletics) have been elected by their peers to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes’ Commission at the Rio 2016 ...

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18/08/2016

Rio 2016 LIVE page - Rhythmic Gymnastics podium training

All the latest from the Rio Olympic Arena on the big day of preparation before Rhythmic Gymnastics begins at the 2016 Olympic Games.

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16/08/2016

Biles, Verniaiev, Hambuechen capture final Artistic Gymnastics crowns in Rio

Simone Biles’s Olympic finals ended as they began, with the American champion atop the podium, a gold medal around her neck.

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15/08/2016

Beaming Wevers ends 88 year wait for Dutch women's Olympic gold

2015 World silver medallist Sanne Wevers spun her way to gold in the Balance Beam, earning the Dutch women their first Olympic medal since their team title in 1928, the year Women’s Gymnastics became an Olympic sport.

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