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Games of the XXXI Olympiad RIO DE JANEIRO (BRA)

August 5 - 21, 2016

Rio Olympic Arena

02/07/2018

Faces of Gymnastics: Action man Petrounias loves life in the fast lane

There are not many spare seconds in artistic gymnast Eleftherios Petrounias’ days. The 27–year-old is not only the reigning Olympic, double World, European and European Games champion on the Rings, he is also halfway through a marketing degree, works tirelessly to improve the standard of ...

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01/03/2018

Faces of Gymnastics: Floor and Vault phenomenon Shirai makes a name for himself in the All-around

Kenzo Shirai dazzled the field at the 2017 World Championships. Not only did Japan’s latest superstar win two gold medals on Floor Exercise and Vault but he also secured a surprise first World medal in the All-around competition. Back in action at the American Cup on 3 March, all eyes will be on ...

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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

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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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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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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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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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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