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February 6th, 2014 — Rhythmic
What is it about Rhythmic gymnastics that motivates women to become politicians?
“Coalition for United Democracy” is the name of the new coalition on the country’s political scene,” Raeva, who set off on a political career last summer, announced on Wednesday.
Her new party, which is called United Bulgaria and defines itself as a center-right formation …
Iliyana Raeva is a Bulgarian gymnast who competed in modern rhythmic gymnastics for her country from 1978 to 1982. She was one of the Golden Girls of Bulgaria that dominated Rhythmic Gymnastics in 1980′s. …
Aug 16-28 in China.
Just like at the Olympic Games, Men’s and Women’s Artistic, Trampoline and Rhythmic Gymnastics are included in the sports programme in Nanjing.
Artistic Gymnastics at the Youth Olympic Games features All-around competitions as well as Event Finals on the six apparatus for the men and four apparatus for the women, respectively. The YOG do not include a Team competition. Trampoline is on display with individual competitions for men and women and Rhythmic Gymnastics includes an individual All-around as well as a Group competition.
What are the age requirements for gymnasts qualifying for the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games?
Women’s Rhythmic and Artistic Gymnastics participants must be 15 years old, (born between January 1 and December 31, 1999) and Men’s Artistic and Trampoline participants need to be 16 – 17 years old (born between January 1, 1997 and December 31 1998.)
What is the quota for each Gymnastics discipline at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games and how is it divided for each continent?
A total of 84 places – 42 for men and 42 for women — have been allocated to Artistic Gymnastics. Europe has 19 places each for men and women; Asia has 10 places for the men and 9 for the women (including one host country place in each for China). Four places each have been allocated to Africa; America has eight places for the men and nine for the women; and one place each has been allocated to Oceania.
Individual Rhythmic Gymnastics has a quota of 18 places, divvied up into seven for Europe, four for Asia (including one host country place), three each for Africa and America and one for Oceania. Each continent may qualify one Rhythmic group, with Asia having an additional host country place for China, bringing the total up to six places.
Twelve places for men and women respectively have been allocated to Trampoline Gymnastics. Europe has a quota of four places each, Asia three each (including one men’s and or one women’s host country place for China), Africa and America have two places each for men and women, respectively, and Oceania may qualify one man and one woman.
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I’m a guest this weekend at the South African Men’s Team Camp preparing for Cottbus, African Championships, YOG and the other big meets of 2014.
Sandra Lewis, Communications Director, Gymnastics BC:
slewis (a) gymbc.org
Tickets go on sale this Saturday
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada – One of gymnastics’ premier international events, the 2014 Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships, is set to take place at the Richmond Olympic Oval. Taking place April 9 to 12, the championships feature some of the world’s best artistic, trampoline and rhythmic gymnasts. …
Close to 300 athletes from 17 countries around the Pacific Ocean are expected to compete. Perennial Olympic favourites Japan, China, Russia and the United States are among the countries confirmed for the championships. …
Public ticket sales begin on Saturday, February 1 with two categories of tickets:
· General Admission: Youth (6-17) and Seniors (65+) – $15; Adult – $20 plus taxes and service fees
· Priority Seating: $35 plus taxes and service fees
All tickets can be purchased on line at pacificrimchamps.eventbrite.com
WAG will most likely sell out quickly. Buy now or cry later.
I’ll be there volunteering with Sandra’s communications team.
read more – 2014 Pacific Rim media announcement – January 29
Check the inaugural Arab Rhythmic Championships.
Qatar, Morocco, Tunisia and Lebanon competing in Doha.
Rhythmic is growing in another Muslim nation, Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijani athletes won eight medals, including four gold medals, during the International Rhythmic Gymnastics Tournament for the Prize of Queen Margarita, which was held in Bulgaria, December 13-14. …
The Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation is pushing Gymnastics in a big way. Check the recently opened Artistic “gym”.
FIG is launching a Rhythmic Gymnastics Age Group Development Programme for developing nations.
Seems to me Rhythmic is growing worldwide despite the recent judging scandal.
Six members of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) Rhythmic Gymnastics Technical Committee have lodged an appeal with the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) against “ungrounded accusations” surrounding the discovery of alleged “irregularities” at a series of judges’ courses in 2012.
Former Technical Committee President Maria Szyszkowska, incumbent leader Natalia Kuzmina, five other Committee members and 16 judges were all implicated in the long running scandal, and their latest appeal against the allegations and sanctions were unanimously rejected by the FIG Appeal Tribunal last month. …
Speaking during an exclusive interview with insidethegames last year, Kuzmina claimed the disciplinary action against the officials was, in fact, an attempt to “discredit rhythmic gymnastics from the list of Olympic sports“. …
Far from FIG seeking to undermine Rhythmic, FIG seems to be doing everything possible to grow the sport.
January 28th, 2014 — Rhythmic
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Easy to confuse.
Nanjing Youth Olympic Games Aug 16-28th, 2014
3,600 athletes, 28 sports including Artistic, Rhythmic and Diving
Nanning World Artistic Gymnastics Championships Oct 3-13th, 2014
A = YOG Nanjing, Jiangsu
B = Worlds Nanning, Guangxi
related – Olympics.org – The Year of the Nanjing Youth Olympic 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. …
over 6000 athletes
June 12-28, 2015
Gymnastics is scheduled to include:
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The FIG Appeal Tribunal has unanimously rejected the appeals of former Rhythmic Gymnastics Technical Committee President Maria Szyszkowska (POL), current TC President Natalya Kuzmina (RUS), five other Technical Committee members and 16 rhythmic judges, confirming the cancellation of exam results, judges brevets and most sanctions initially imposed by the FIG Disciplinary Commission earlier this year.
The proceedings concern alleged irregularities at the Intercontinental Rhythmic Gymnastics Judges Courses held in Bucharest (ROU) November 19-24, 2012, as well as courses in Moscow (RUS) November 28 – December 2, 2012 and Alicante (ESP) December 5 – 9, 2012. …
British sports writer Mike Rowbottom put together an impressive overview of FIG Artistic Gymnastics.
A few snippets:
… There has been feeling in the sport that the massively technical requirements asked too much of gymnasts, male gymnasts in particular, with the demands of floor exercises – where athletes have been obliged to pack moves of extreme difficulty into a short time period – being particularly stringent, and potentially dangerous.
In January this year, the FIG duly reformed its code for the next Olympic cycle to Rio, with the emphasis swinging back to the artistic, rather than the gymnastic, element of artistic gymnastics. …
Does anyone find gymnastics more artistic in 2013 than 2012?
“I will not settle for the status quo, but rather commit myself to the enormous tasks that face FIG in the 2013-2016 Cycle: synchronisation and simplification of the Codes of Points, transparency in judging and its corollary sport justice, the revamping of World Championship presentation, in progress, with the excellent partnership of Cirque du Soleil. … “
The easiest improvement to make there is transparency in judging.
FIG should publish individual judges scores.
… In the course of the last four Olympics, the number of countries with medals in artistic, rhythmic and trampoline gymnastics has risen. At the Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004 Games, a total of 15 countries earned medals. At the Beijing 2008 Games that figure rose to 17, and at the London 2012 Games it was 18, with Olympic titles being spread around 10 nations. …
A great trend.
One of the most influential elements in this spread has been the FIG’s Coaches Academy Programme, a worldwide education for coaches in all disciplines based on extensive scientific research into how best to develop young talent in each of them.
In statistics updated on November 20 by Harvey Fink, director of the FIG Academies, a total of 158 Academies were hosted throughout 2013, involving 4,245 attending gymnasts.
Of these, 38 were in Africa, 50 in the Americas and 23 in Asia.
read more – Inside the Games …
Philippines L1 MAG-WAG participants 2013
How time flies! 2014 will mark the 10 year anniversary of my Rhythmic Gymnastics photography. To celebrate the occasion I am extending a $10 custom coupon code to you for the online photo store.
In addition, I have new gallery with 100 of my favorite images of the past decade …
Please take a look around the new store. There are 1,000s of photos available there. …
GYMFOTO – James Glader Photography
Former Rhythmic gymnast Elizabeth Vasileva from Bulgaria.
Click PLAY or watch some floor training on YouTube.
Click PLAY or watch some Beam training on YouTube.
related – Elizabeth Vasileva – Beam
The Colombia Gymnastics Federation is having a very busy year.
After organising the 9th World Games in Cali, the federation has decided to also host three FIG Academies. An Academy for Trampoline Gymnastics finished in September and now another Academy – a Level 2 for Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics has just finished in Cali. Next week, the federation will be hosting an Academy for Rhythmic Gymnastics.
This most recent Academy was held from October 19 – 27 at the Gimnasio del Pueblo in Cali. … Thirty-six coaches representing nine of the ten FIG member federations of South America attended …
… equally split between Men’s (MAG) and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics (WAG) coaches with 18 each. The participation at this Academy was partially funded by the FIG through the FIG Development Fund for the Pan-American Gymnastics Union (PAGU). PAGU has used a significant portion of the money from the FIG Development Fund to subsidize the attendance of coaches at Academies and that policy has been enormously successful. …
read more – FIG Artistic Gymnastics Academy Level 2