Canada top 12 in Rio

Canada’s goal is to finish in the top 12 of the overall medal standings at the Rio Olympics, its Olympic Committee president said Wednesday, which would be its best finish in 20 years. …

Olympic Talk

Trampoline is one of Canada’s best Olympic sports. WAG finished 5th in London, a best ever performance. With a lot of depth in the run up to Worlds 2015 and (if needed) Olympic Test Meet 2016, I’d say WAG has a good shot at qualifying as a Team.

Canadian gymnasts at Gymnix
Canadian gymnasts at Gymnix

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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

68 coaches at New Zealand Academies

January 23-30, 2015

The New Zealand Gymnastics Federation also known as GymSports New Zealand hosted an FIG Academy for the first time and did so with extraordinary courage. It chose to host simultaneous Level 2 Academies for four disciplines – Trampoline-, Rhythmic-, Women’s Artistic-, and Men’s Artistic Gymnastics. …

A record number of sixty-eight coaches from nine federations attended but most of them live and coach in New Zealand or Australia. Seven experts from five federations presented the various lectures to the three disciplines with Keith Russell (CAN), the President of the FIG Scientific Commission, serving as overall course leader and teaching the theory lectures for all. …

New Zealand simultaneously hosts three FIG Academies

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Silvia Miteva & Paul Ruggeri

Sylvia Miteva is a retired Rhythmic gymnast from Bulgaria.

Progressive Skating and Gymnastics Spectacular

Click PLAY or watch it on Vimeo.

1/1-in for Paul. That mat doesn’t look like it has a Tumbl Trak Air Foor under it, as was used in the Olympic tour.

(via @intlgymnast)

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

Rhythmic diving

:-)