20. July 2020
Radlin, POL
Artistic Gymnastics

Informed from his family we are very sad to report, that yesterday, on July 19, the middle of the three Polish gymnastics brothers, Mikolaj KUBICA, died in his Polish hometown of Radlin. Together with his younger brother Sylvester, who had also passed away, and with the oldest Wilhelm KUBICA, the three often formed half the Polish national team at the major international events in the 1960's as a legendary trio. Mikolaj and...

20. July 2020
Cottbus, GER
Artistic Gymnastics

* Press Release, Cottbus / GER --: Due to the worldwide development of the coronavirus pandemic, the "International Tournament of Masters" (Turnier der Meister) - planned for late November in Cottbus - will not take place, as feared.
“This decision is the result of careful consideration of all options by the organizing committee. Even after the ban on major events was extended until the end of October, we organizers had not yet given up our hopes. We are...

17. July 2020
Kienbaum, GER
Artistic Gymnastics

Germany's gymnast of the year 2019, Andreas TOBA (29) from the TK Hanover, suffered a tear in the right ankle joint syndrome band at the first training camp of the gymnastics team Germany after the corona break in the Olympic & Paralympic Training Center Kienbaum, near Berlin.
The five-time German champion will likely have to take a three-month break. It is not yet clear whether the currently best German all-rounder can take part in the European gymnastics championships...

7. July 2020
Lausanne, SUI
Artistic Gymnastics

* f i g---: 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. The FIG Executive Committee (EC) has taken note of this decision and has expressed its regret and disappointment. The EC will shortly consider all consequences resulting from this situation, including the launch of a new bidding procedure for this event.

4. July 2020
Bergisch Gladbach, GER
Artistic Gymnastics

Ulla KOCH, who has been the German gymnastics head coach for women for 15 years, is celebrating her 65th birthday on Sunday, July 5th.
Because of the corona-related Olympic postponement, she had just extended her contract with the German Gymnastics Federation (DTB) until August 2021, and will therefore have been in charge of her fourth Olympic Games since 2005. This year she was honored for her life's work by the International Olympic Committee. The IOC honored...