US$ 1.6 million prize money in Diving

CALENDAR 2015

March 13-15 Beijing (CHN)
March 19-21 Dubai (UAE)
April 24-26 Kazan (RUS)
May 1-3 London (GBR)
May 22-24 Windsor (CAN)
May 29-31 Merida (MEX)

Fina TV

From March to May about 70 divers exhibit their prowess … The 2015 edition features for the first time 2 mixed events, 3m and 10m synchro. A total prize money of US$ 1’590’000 is distributed in the Series.

This prestigious and exclusive event invites internationally-recognised divers, mostly medallists from previous Olympics, World Championships and World Cups.

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Thanks Tom.

coach MAG in Yellowknife, Canada

A unique full-time opportunity in Yellowknife for someone adventurous. :-) International candidates welcomed.

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details – Yellowknife Gymnastics Club.

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I’ve been up a few times during winter. They’ve had a strong club for decades.

ARTGYM – Got Talent Portugal

An Acrobatic group from Acro Clube da Maia, Portugal won their Got Talent show recently.

Click PLAY or watch a Gala performance on YouTube.

There are more on this YouTube playlist including their winning Final performance which was performed to a traditional Portuguese Fado song.

Thank Lourenco Franca for the link.

Cirque du Soleil majority stake sold

More performances in China and Asia planned.

Cirque du Soleil (“Cirque”), the world’s leading producer of high-quality live artistic entertainment, today announced an agreement under which TPG, a global private investment firm, will acquire a majority stake in Cirque du Soleil to fuel growth and take Cirque’s iconic blue and yellow big top to exciting new markets.

Cirque du Soleil’s Founder, Guy Laliberté, will maintain a stake in the business and will continue to provide strategic and creative input to the company. …

“After 30 years building the Cirque du Soleil brand, we have now found the right partners in TPG, Fosun and the Caisse to take Cirque du Soleil forward to the next stage in its evolution as a company founded on the conviction that the arts and business, together, can contribute to making a better world,” said Guy Laliberté.

“Just as importantly, I am thrilled that the investors have demonstrated such a strong commitment to Cirque’s unique Québec cultural heritage and the creativity and imagination of our people.” …

Press Release

CBC – New owners committed to keeping headquarters in Montreal

Sam Mikulak for AAI

American Athletic, Inc. (AAI), the leading U.S. manufacturer of gymnastics apparatus in all categories, has signed a multi-year endorsement deal with Olympian gymnast Sam Mikulak. He joins U.S. fellow Olympian Nastia Liukin on Team AAI.

“AAI provided the equipment that I grew up on,” said Mikulak. …

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coach Rec in China

English speaking coaches needed.

The Inspire Sports International Group (www.Inspirechina.com) has a wonderful opportunity for you as a Gymnastic Coach in China.

Inspire Sports is one of the first recreational gymnastics facilities to enter China, with gyms in Shanghai and Jiangsu province, and many more in the works! We have large, fully equipped gyms with child friendly equipment. Lessons are taught in English alongside a Chinese teaching aid. …

Gymnastics Alberta

Click PLAY or see a 2013 promo video on YouTube.

crowd-funded TV – Welcome to My World

Welcome to My World is a brand new scripted web series where the worlds of gymnastics, cheerleading and dance collide. From the teams behind Inside Cheerleading, Inside Gymnastics and Inside Dance magazines in association with Los Angeles based Vandervort Entertainment, the series will be jam-packed with action, comedy, drama and some amazing acrobatic and dance performances.

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What We Need

For Season One, we have an operating budget and fundraising goal of $30,000 to produce a quality series with great entertainment value. …

details on indiegogo

For a $1000 investment you can FaceTime Paul Ruggeri or Courtney Kupets. Or spend a day on the set in L.A. :-)

Sounds like FUN. I’d definitely watch this series.

Chris Korotky, President of Inside Publications, will serve as Executive Producer. $30,000 is a realistic target year 1 budget. Korotky is the best man I can think of to connect the worlds of Dance, Cheer and Gymnastics. (Think of the dramatic script possibilities.)

I predict this one will happen.