IOC assisting Ukrainian athletes

Ukrainian civilians are being killed.

It’s too dangerous for many Ukrainian athletes to train at home.

Ivan Kuliak banned for 1 year

From FIG by email:

Mr Ivan Kuliak, a Russian artistic gymnast, has been sanctioned by the Disciplinary Commission of the Gymnastics Ethics Foundation (GEF) for violating FIG rules when he wore the letter “Z” during the FIG Apparatus World Cup that took place in Doha in March 2022.

Mr Kuliak breached the FIG Statutes, the FIG Code of Discipline, the FIG Code of Ethics, the FIG Code of Conduct and the FIG Technical Regulations …

disqualified from the Doha FIG Apparatus World Cup and he will return the bronze medal and the prize money of CHF 500. …

No violation of FIG rules was established against the Head of Delegation, Ms Valentina Rodionenko (RUS) and the coach, Mr Igor Kalabushkin (RUS), therefore the charges against these respondents have been dismissed …

Ukrainian gymnasts rally for aid to war victims

John Crumlish:

1996 Olympic all-around champion Lilia Podkopayeva, 1996 Olympic parallel bars champion Rustam Sharipov and fellow Olympians Iryna Yarotska GoncharovaAlyona Kvasha and Iryna Krasnyanska are among former Ukrainian gymnastics team stars rallying from abroad for donations and supplies to assist victims of the war in their homeland. …


Oleg Verniaiev — actively serving in the defence of his nation — is collecting donations to buy supplies for the soldiers on the Kharkiv front.

Canadian class-action lawsuit

UPDATE: Gymnastics Canada has responded.

Amelia Cline — now a lawyer — is one of the athletes bringing forward a class-action lawsuit against Gymnastics Canada and provincial governing bodies, claiming lasting physical and psychological damages suffered over many years.

Amelia was coached for 3 years by the Lashins at Omega Gymnastics.

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gymnasts in Canada launch lawsuit

More than a dozen former Canadian gymnasts have launched a class-action lawsuit claiming lasting physical and psychological damages suffered over many years.

Amelia Cline is the named plaintiff and there are as many as 20 class members so far.

The proposed class of plaintiffs are suing Gymnastics Canada and provincial governing bodies in B.C., Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, Alberta and Saskatchewan alleging physical, sexual, and/or psychological abuse while participants of programs and activities delivered by Gymnastics Canada and six provincial member organizations between 1978 and the present. …