European Games format

For the first time in the same competition, our six disciplines, four Olympic (MAG, WAG, RG, TRA) and two non-Olympic disciplines (AER, ACRO) are gathered.

All finales will take place according to the principle of an alternation between two disciplines. Men’s artistic gymnastics with women’s artistic gymnastics, rhythmic (Olympic) with acrobatic (non-Olympic), trampoline (Olympic) with Aerobic (non-Olympic). …

… artistic, with an all-around final with 18 gymnasts instead of 24 and the apparatus finals with 6 instead of 8 gymnasts. …

UEG.org

The main booster of the European Games format is Georges Guelzec, President of the European Union of Gymnastics. He’s running to succeed Bruno Grandi as the next FIG President.

Georges Guelzec

related – Arabian Punch Front – Stars of the First European Games

Men’s Aerobic Gymnastics

Here’s the Men’s individual winner at the 2014 Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships.

Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.

Other top nations in this sport include Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, China, France, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Romania, Russia and Spain.

(via FIG)

FIG music seminar for Academy experts

… the FIG Academy Programme hosted a three-day music seminar for a selection of those experts who teach artistry, choreography and music at FIG Academies. This was an attempt to assure that experts from all disciplines that use music have a common understanding of music and will teach common lectures in Levels 1 and 2 of the Academy programme in the same way. …

In attendance were Jorge Méndez of Spain and Úrsula Martins of Portugal for Acrobatic Gymnastics; Tammy Johnson of South Africa, Olga Kyselovi?ová of Slovakia, Irma Santibáñez of Chile and Valerie Grandjean of France for Aerobic Gymnastics; Katja Kleinveldt of Germany and Marta Bobo of Spain for Rhythmic Gymnastics; Stacey Umeh of Australia, Lilia Ortiz Lòpez of Mexico and Mónica Calabró of Argentina for Women’s Artistic Gymnastics and they were joined by Australian federation funded Lisa Bradley. …

Music seminar for Academy experts makes FIG history

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TheWorldGames2017.com

An early version of the official website is live at

theworldgames2017.com/en

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Learn all about TWG 2017 Wroclaw

World Games are the Olympics for non-Olympic sports.

2021 Games are scheduled for Birmingham, Alabama

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)

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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

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Thanks Kathryn.