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

Ward, Boynton win World Cup series

I love Acrobatic Gymnastics. Acro in the States has really improved over the past 10 years.

2014 World bronze medalists Kiley Boynton and Ryan Ward both of Riverside, Calif./Realis, won their second straight International Gymnastics Federation World Cup mixed pair gold medal today at the Geneva World Cup in Geneva, Switzerland. With the win in Switzerland, the pair also claimed the mixed pair World Cup series title. …

USAG

Click PLAY or watch some highlights on YouTube.

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.

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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Acrobatic gymnast – great balance

Click PLAY or watch it on Facebook.

(via Austin Tucker)

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)