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.
The...

28. April 2020
Amsterdam, NED
Artistic Gymnastics

"HIJ STAAT! Ik Sta!
Ik ga helemaal uit mijn dak!"


- ... legendary outcry in Flemish by Holland's TV gymnastics expert Hans van ZETTEN, when the "Flying Dutchman" Epke ZONDERLAND cleared his Olympic high bar exercise in 2012 in London: "HE STANDS! I stand too! I'm going crazy ... .!
- this emotional outcry went through the Netherlands on August 7, 2012 and the whole world celebrated the first Olympic men's gymnastics medal for...

19. April 2020
Freiburg, GER
Artistic Gymnastics

Just five weeks after his 79th birthday, Dieter HO F M A N N, the former German gymnastics coach of the GDR men's Olympic silver team from Seoul in 1988, died on the night of April 18 to19, 2020. He was just skiing before in Switzerland when he was torn from the middle of his active life when he was diagnosed with a COVID19 infection in Germany. For over three weeks, the doctors fought for his life in the...

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