14. May 2020
Prague, CZE
Artistic Gymnastics

At the age of 93 in our neighboring country, the Czech Republic, Miroslav ZITKO, one of the best-known and most successful coaches and officials in modern gymnastics, died, who also left his pedagogical footprints in northern Germany. In his homeland, he was something like the nestor of the once glorious Czechoslovak gymnasts who, with celebrities like Vera Růžičková or legend Vera Caslavska, had laid a real gold trail in the 1960s....

13. May 2020
Indianapolis, USA
Artistic Gymnastics

The USA Gymnastics Federation has canceled all of its main events planned for 2020, which also affects the national championships in artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and trampoline / tumbling. The national Federation Congress is to be reformatted into a virtual event.
The US gymnastics championships, which were previously planned for June 4-7, 2020 in the Dickies Arena in Fort Worth / Texas, are now to take place from June 3-6, 2021 at the same venue.
* Source: USA...

7. May 2020
Bruessel, BEL
Artistic Gymnastics

* E O C --: The European Youth Olympic Festival (EYOF) in Banská Bystrica, Slovakia will now take place from 24 to 30 July 2022 after being brought forward from next summer to avoid a clash with the rescheduled Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
The joint decision by the European Olympic Committees (EOC) and the Organising Committee for the 16th Summer EYOF follows the postponement of Tokyo 2020 to 23 July to 8 August 2021 as a...

3. May 2020
Indianapolis, USA
Artistic Gymnastics

USA Gymnastics has suspended former US Olympic team coach Maggie HANEY (42) for eight years for verbally and emotionally abusing gymnasts she oversaw, the US Media reported this week. Haney, once one of the country’s most prominent gymnastics coaches, was found by a USA Gymnastics hearing panel to have failed to “to provide a safe, positive and healthy environment with a culture of trust and empowerment.” 
She was also found to have “engaged in severe aggressive behavior toward a minor...

1. May 2020
Frankfurt/M., GER
Artistic Gymnastics

The German Gymnastics Federation (DTB) announced today that the 61-year-old male national head coach Andreas HIRSCH, who has held the position of national coach since 2002, is leaving this position and after almost 3 decades with the DTB from May 1, 2020 changes to the service of the Federal Police Sports School Kienbaum, near Berlin.
There he should continue to accompany the training of top gymnasts and prospective federal police officers as a civilian trainer.