Birmingham World Games 2021 promo

The south-eastern United States city was this week selected to stage the Games – ahead of Lima, Peru and Ufa, Russia – by the International World Games Association (IWGA) Executive Board following presentations at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters in Lausanne. …

Interviewed face-to-face in a Lausanne hotel before the climactic final day of the contest, David Benck, one of the bid team’s co-chairs, said: “We are 100 per cent built today”.

4,500 athletes and 1,000 media representatives for the event which features a selection of around 25 sports …

Any surplus revenues from hosting are said to have been earmarked for local and Alabama state charities.

Birmingham “100 per cent built” for World Games, says bid leader

Click PLAY or watch a cool Games promo on Vimeo. :-)

Gymnastics events include Synchronised Trampoline, Tumbling, Double-mini Trampoline, Acrobatic Gymnastics, Aerobic Gymnastics and Rhythmic Gymnastics individual event finals.

related – Emily Smith and Jon Schwaiger, two Canadian Trampoline sports competitors from the Cali Games, are in Mexico. Getting married. Congratulations. :-)

Jon Emily

(via FIG)

2021 World Games Birmingham (USA)

Birmingham bested bids from Lima (PER) and Ufa (RUS) to win the right to host the 2021 World Games, a huge multisport event known somewhat colloquially as the “Olympic Games for non-Olympic disciplines.”

Gymnastics events contested at the World Games include Synchronised Trampoline, Tumbling, Double-mini Trampoline, Acrobatic Gymnastics, Aerobic Gymnastics and Rhythmic Gymnastics individual event finals.

The 10th edition of the World Games will be held in Wroclaw (POL) in August, 2017.

FIG – 2021 World Games awarded to Birmingham (USA)

Birmingham_AL_Montage

2014 New Zealand Championships

7-11 October in Auckland

GymSports New Zealand Championships this year includes 6 disciplines: Aerobics, Artistic Gymnastics, Power Tumbling, Rhythmic Gymnastics and Trampoline.

Gymsports

tickets

Thanks Kathryn.

Aerobic Gymnastics Worlds

Just finished up in Cancun, Mexico.

Here’s a glimpse of our least well known FIG discipline.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

One of the highlights. :-)

Post by FIG.

Swakopmund Gymnastics, Namibia

I was proud of the Namibian girls who competed African Championships yesterday. Though having some of the lowest start scores, they looked clean, confident. Kept smiling. Kept their heads high.

Abby Dar

Congratulations. :-)

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Swakopmund is a beach resort town, famous for a cooler climate and adventure sport. Population 42,000.

I was invited to visit the club while on holiday, happy to find that American coach Joe Softich had been volunteering there for a couple of months, a gymnastics “vacation”.

Joe

The facilities are very basic.

Swakop Gym

Home made “channel pit”.

channel pit

Training only on this outdoor vault runway, they flip Tsuk and Yurchenko.

vault runway

Vault

Respect.

The club runs a charity sponsoring underprivileged children’s gymnastics.

warm-up gym

They soon move to a huge, modern multi-sports facility.

new gym

more photos

Any MAG or WAG coach on holiday in Namibia is advised to contact the club. They might be able to provide accommodation in exchange for you volunteering to assist at the gym. For a week, a year … or longer. :-)

email Dana Risser-Wheeling

dana (a) ondjamba.com.na

Namibia and South Africa are the top tourist destinations in Africa, in my opinion. I’ve been on a gymnastics holiday here since January 16th.

I’m planning a Gymnastics trip to southern Africa for (most likely) 2015. Click through to learn more.

2014 African Championships in Trampoline, Tumbling and Aerobic Gymnastics will be hosted in nearby Walvis Bay (NAM), April 30 – May 1, 2014.

They were moved to Namibia from Egypt due to the complicated political situation there.

what is Aerobic Gymnastics?

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

via FIG

2015 European Games

UPDATE via The All Around Gymnastics News:

… UEG has proposed an original and dynamic format of its competitions to the organiser, introducing an alternation of its disciplines.

The public and television will be delighted with this novelty as the gymnasts of the different disciplines will compete in the same hall during the same session.

UEG

Baku, Azerbaijan

over 6000 athletes

June 12-28, 2015

Gymnastics is scheduled to include:

Acrobatic
Aerobic
Artistic
Rhythmic
Trampoline

Click PLAY or see Baku on YouTube.

official website