FIG’s coach education webinars

The first series ends today, Thursday, 9 July, with ‘Training for a Growing Child: Understanding growth and maturation for optimal training in children’.

Due to COVID-19, almost 40 Academies and Age Group Programmes were cancelled so far.  These online presentations are an attempt to partly replace those.

They are freely available to everyone via the FIG Education Channel YouTube channel.

Bookmark that URL. It’s not always easy to find.

A second series is now planned tentatively for October and November, which will go more deeply into each discipline.

Denmark won’t host 2021 Worlds

FIG will search for a new host.

The Danish Gymnastics Federation has informed the FIG of its withdrawal from hosting the 50th World Artistic Gymnastics Championships, due to be held in Copenhagen in October 2021. … 

Also, the next #FIG Congress, originally scheduled to take place in Antalya, Turkey from 23 to 25 October 2020, is postponed a year.

Review of British Gymnastics

Jane Allen, CEO of British Gymnastics:

“There is nothing more important for British Gymnastics than the welfare of our gymnasts at every level of our sport and we will continually strive to create a culture where people feel they can raise any concerns that they may have.”

British Gymnastics announce independent review

Taylor Lindsay-Noel has a TEA company

Recall that Taylor was paralyzed in a tragic and avoidable injury on a Bars dismount training with coach Brian McVey.

Need some gourmet tea? 

Click PLAY or see her on Twitter.

via Fans of Canadian Gymnastics

Ana Padurariu will join UCLA in 2020

After many weeks considering whether to defer, the 2018 World silver medalist on Beam decided to compete for the Bruins in the coming season.

That’s assuming NCAA Gymnastics resumes, of course.  Not at all certain.

We hope Ana will compete both Elite and College over the coming year, as did Canadian Olympians Brittany Rogers and Shallon Olsen.

Read the interview on

alleged abuse of GBR gymnasts

UPDATEBritish Gymnastics admits ‘error’ for not telling Catherine Lyons’ parents about abuse claims.

The coach was investigated and briefly suspended but was reinstated, and it was not until 2017 and after additional allegations had been made by Catherine and others that the coach was suspended again …

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Former GBR National Team gymnasts Catherine Lyons and Olympian Lisa Mason were interviewed about their careers. The culture within their clubs and British Gymnastics while they were growing up.

The article includes a response from British Gymnastics.

Many other former GBR gymnasts have added their stories and come to support Catherine and Lisa.

Click through to ITV to watch the videos.

OR … watch one video on Facebook.