The Handbook of Sports Medicine is an ongoing series of specialist reference volumes sponsored by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and designed specifically for the use of professionals working directly with competitive athletes.
The target groups for whom this handbook is written includes (1) interested medical doctors who have little or no training in sports medicine, as well as sports medicine professionals; (2) physiotherapists and other health-related professionals; (3) team coaches who have academic preparation in the basic sciences; and (4) knowledgeable gymnasts.
The purpose of this volume is to present a comprehensive, state-of-the-art description of the medical and scientific aspects of Olympic gymnastics sports.
Dennis Caine, Professor and Interim Dean College of Education and Human Development, University of North Dakota
Keith Russell, President Scientific Commission (FIG)
Liesbeth Lim, Former National Sports Physician of the Royal Dutch Gymnastics Federation, 1997–2012
… Aerobics must appear playful, artfully intense, but never hurried. Look for rapid arm, leg and head movements as well as runs, jumps and distinctly aerobic planks and lifts done in unison with the music. All of this has to be done effortlessly. …
… top gymnasts from across the African continent contest for Africa Championship titles in the various Gymnastics disciplines of Aerobic Gymnastics; Rhythmic Gymnastics; Trampoline; Double Mini-trampoline and Tumbling.
The South African Gymnastics Federation (SAGF) takes great pleasure in hosting the 11th African Gymnastics Championships at Tukssport Indoor Sports Centre Pretoria, from December 9 – 13, 2012. Countries participating will be those from Algeria; Angola; Congo; Egypt; Mozambique; Namibia; South Africa; Senegal; Tunisia; and Zimbabwe, with just under 160 participants in total to date. …
FIG Official – The 12th FIG World Championships in Aerobic Gymnastics will be held in “Arena Armeec Sofia” Hall.
There will be more than 370 athletes, representing 36 Nations and 6 continents who will take part in the event.
According to the rules of the International Gymnastics Federation the competitors are divided in five categories: Individual Women; Individual Men; Mixed Pairs; Trios and Groups (6 competitors). Each Nation is allowed to take part with a maximum of 2 representatives in each category.
For the first time in the program of a World Championship in Aerobic Gymnastics Aerobic Dance and Aerobic Step are included.
It was Bruno Grandi who hand picked former MTC Chair Hardy Fink for the job of FIG Director of Education and Academy Programmes. Obviously a good choice.
Right now at an Artistic Academy in Tokyo coaches are being “coached” by Fink, Keith Russell and Valeri Liukin. I think they might learn something.
… The Academy Programme for Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics has been supplemented this year with a comprehensive Age Group Development, Competition and Testing Programme that was introduced to 17 countries in 2011 to which will be added as many as 25 more during 2012. …
Philippines MAG adopted the new Age Group rules this season reporting good feedback from coaches.
Has anyone else won medals at both Artistic and Aerobic Worlds?
… At the age of thirty-one, Isabelle Severino has just received the National Order of Merit from the French Republic in recognition of her exemplary career at the elite international level, and in both Artistic and Aerobic Gymnastics. …
John ATKINSON – President FIG Aerobic Gymnastics Committee – is modernizing that discipline. Instead of searching for a PDF document on the FIG website, you can read and search the Aerobic Code online.
26th Summer Universiade in August in Shenzhen, China. Canada and China are tight these days. The MAG team wouldn’t miss this one.
TEAM CANADA ROSTER: MEN’S ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
Nathan Gafuik – Athabasca U – Calgary, Alta.
Jayd Lukenchuk – U of Saskatchewan – Saskatoon, Sask.
Kevin Lytwyn – McMaster U – Stoney Creek, Ont.
Jackson Payne – Athabasca U – Edmonton, Alta.
Casey Sandy – Seneca College – Brampton, Ont.
In 2010 Hardy Fink, Director of FIG Education & Academy Programmes, organized 30 courses worldwide. Yet it seems there’s no slowing down.
During the remainder of 2011 there are four confirmed Level 3/Brevet Academies:
For Acrobatic Gymnastics (Lisbon, Portugal, June 22-29),
Rhythmic Gymnastics (Tokyo, Japan, December 5-12)
Artistic Gymnastics (Cancun, Mexico, November 14-21 and Tokyo, Japan, December 13-20).
FIG is looking for host nations for these courses to be held in early 2012:
MAG-WAG French/English proposed for Europe;
AER in Europe and Spanish in Central/South America;
RG February 18-25 in Portugal and Spanish in Central/South America;
TRA proposed January 15-22 in Europe and Spanish in Central/South America;
ACRO English/Spanish proposed for Europe.
I hope not. I’m planning to go and would love to be a tiny part of that nation getting back to normal.
… President Hidenori Futagi and the Japanese Federation have communicated their willingness to continue as planned the preparations and the running of these World Championships, which will take place October 7 – 16, 2011.
The FIG is sending its Directives and Appendices to all its affiliated federations, with the sincere hope that the World Championships can be held as foreseen without taking any risk for the health of the participants.
The FIG – in close cooperation with the Japan Gymnastics Association – shall follow the development of the nuclear catastrophe closely and shall reevaluate the situation by the end of May.