World Games 2017 in Poland


The World Games 2017, officially known as the X World Games, is a multi-sport event scheduled for Wroclaw, Poland from July 20 – July 30, 2017 with 27 official sports and 4 invitational sports.

The Olympic Channel is available worldwide via mobile apps for Android and iOS devices and at …


coach in Qatar

BH Gymnastics is looking for an experienced female recreational artistic, rhythmic gymnastics, cheerleading, dance, or ballet teacher/coach to join our team, full-time.

We are also looking for a full time Head Coach.

Qatar is located in the Middle East, a very beautiful, modern and a high tech country. People live and work in Qatar from all over the world.

We will provide medical health insurance, a return flight ticket, transportation and accommodation allowances.

Salary will be based on your qualifications and experiences. 

Contact becktramp (a)

Cracking Down on Abuse in U.S. Gymnastics

Jessica Howard was U.S. national champion in rhythmic gymnastics from 1999 to 2001, a finalist at the 1999 World Championships, and a member of the USA Gymnastics Hall of Fame. 

Later she was on the USA Gymnastics Board of Directors.

In the NY Times Jessica writes of how she was abused by Larry Nassar. And what the USAG needs to do to protect their members in future.

Cracking Down on Abuse in U.S. Gymnastics

Nikki Hanley judging Men’s American Cup

Hanley is the only female Category I FIG judge for Men’s Artistic Gymnastics, meaning she’s certified to judge the sport’s biggest competitions. She attained the rank this past winter, after acing the exam given at the Men’s Intercontinental Judges Course in Bratislava (SVK) …

In company with Women’s judge Gordon Bennett (CAN) and Rhythmic judge Ariel Alejandro Milanesio (ARG), Hanley hopes to dispel any gender stereotypes …


44th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, September 30 - October 6, 2013 in Antwerp/BEL
44th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, September 30 – October 6, 2013 in Antwerp/BEL

Olympic Champion Rita Mamun

Margarita “Rita” Mamun is the 2016 Olympic All-around Champion. …

Margarita was born in Moscow, Russia to a Bangladeshi father and Russian mother. …

On 26 August 2016, Rita’s father Abdullah died from cancer, days after she won gold at the Olympic Games. …

Click PLAY or watch it on Twitter. is edited by FIG Judge Doug Hills. Content includes the 2020 Codes of Points for a number of disciplines.


• evaluate hundreds of videos from Worlds and Olympics
• test your knowledge of the Codes of Points
• prepare your competitive routines

Access is free for FIG Brevet Judges, a $4 USD / month subscription for everyone else.

On New Year’s Eve Doug gave me a personal tour of the site. Massive content behind quite a simple interface.

Choose a discipline. Choose an apparatus. Then click around to see all the features.

There’s no preview.  To check it out you’ll need to join via

huge FIG Level 2 Academy in Aussie

The Australian Gymnastics Federation hosted a “three-discipline” Level 2 Academy at the excellent facilities of the Australian Institute for Sport (AIS) in the capital city of Canberra on December 13-20, 2016. The disciplines of Aerobic-, Rhythmic-, and Trampoline Gymnastics were held simultaneously with the theory lectures being shared by all. This triple Academy followed a similar course exactly one year ago for Men’s-, Women’s, and Acrobatic Gymnastics.

Because Australia has had a good level of coach education and good international competition results it was eligible to apply for the license to teach the FIG Level 1 and Level 2 Academy content within its own country to its own coaches and with its own experts. …


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