COVID or Correct

The GymCastic podcast has a new section where they discuss which College teams are being responsible with masking and physical distancing. And which are not.

Losers from week #1 include the announcers from BYU.

Elite Canada goes virtual

Some of the top gymnasts in Canada are still locked out. Not training.

Hopefully the National team selection process will take this into account.

There will be three virtual competitions in Women’s Artistic Gymnastics held this spring, starting with Elite Canada.

VIDEO SUBMISSION: February 3-9, 2021

JUDGING: February 12-14, 2021

We are still investigating options for making routines available for viewing following the competitions …

Gymnastics Canada

Good call, in my opinion. Canada is a huge nation and travel is a pain at the best of times.

Also, compared with the USA, there are far fewer elite gymnasts to evaluate for selection on to National Teams.

GBR Men in Dubai

England is in strict lockdown, the British men were allowed to travel for training camp.

related – why more top athletes are choosing to come to the UAE

LSU criticized for COVID protocols

The gymternet was excited to watch LSU’s … Gym 101? … season preview.

BUT most of the reaction I heard was negative. Despite one of their coaches testing positive, many at the event were not being responsible.

UPDATE – Officials from LSU replied to GymCastic promising to do better in future.

Turns out D-D has already had COVID.

related – Dec. 17, 2020Louisiana’s COVID-positive hospitalizations surpass peak of summer surge

Men’s NCAA virtual meets

The Sooners jump start their season on Jan. 16 in Colorado at the Rocky Mountain Open against Air Force and Arizona State. OU’s 2021 schedule is highlighted by four meets in Norman, three of which are virtual. 

A virtual meet will require both teams to compete from their home facilities while the judging is also done virtually. …

OU Daily

Nastia Liukin Cup qualification

So far the Nastia Liukin Cup is on.

Congratulations to the first qualifiers.

FIG cancels & postpones

Artistic – Apparatus World Cup in Cottbus, Germany (25-28 February 2021) is cancelled.

Trampoline – World Cup in Baku, Azerbaijan (13-14 February 2021) is cancelled.

Other FIG events have been postponed.

Reality check – IF Olympic qualifying events for all sports cannot be run safely in the coming months, the Olympics will be cancelled or postponed.

About 80% of Japanese citizens already want the Tokyo Games cancelled or delayed.

Gymnastics Canada – Changing our Culture

150+ registrants, so far, for this FREE Safe Sport webinar.

JAN 14, 2021 at 7PM EST..

Gretchen Kerr, PhD from the University of Toronto and Dave Tilley DPT, SCS CSCS, the CEO & Founder of SHIFT Movement Science & Gymnastics Education.

It will be recorded for future reference.

Register here.

Thanks Kim.