Good news out of Cancun.
USA Gymnastics announced today that it is committing $100,000 during the next three years toward a Global Ambassador Program designed to assist countries with the development of gymnastics worldwide.
In partnership with the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), AAI and the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG), USA Gymnastics will provide its athletes and coaches as consultants on a request basis to countries to stimulate the growth of the sport and athlete development at many levels. …
“This is a perfect example of how countries can share their expertise in the interest of global development,” commented FIG President Bruno Grandi. “The FIG is grateful for USA Gymnastics’ leadership with this program, and we look forward to the impact it can have around the world.” …
USA Gymnastics and the FIG will identify qualified countries annually in the years 2013-15, with specific criteria and information on the request process available to the countries beginning in January 2013.
Here’s the USAG press release.
Between IOC Olympic Solidarity, FIG Academy & new Age Group Development Programs WAG / MAG, and this, developing nations have some terrific opportunities.
related – I’ll be the FIG Expert at a week long Age Group clinic in the westernmost nation on the African mainland — Senegal — Nov 19-24th.