14. February 2020
Lausanne, SUI
Artistic Gymnastics

Also this year some of the great heroes of international gymnastics will appear as ambassadors for world championships.
That's why the World Gymnastics Federation (FIG) announced names of three legends, "... which illuminate the worlds with their presence and pass on their passion for sport to the next generation!". FIG President Morinari Watanabe: "Heroes have always made history in Gymnastics. Behind the medals, there are countless inspirational stories. By sharing their tales, our 2020 Gymnastics Ambassadors will help build...

31. January 2020
Indianapolis, USA
Artistic Gymnastics

U.S.A. Gymnastics on Thursday offered to pay $215 million to settle legal claims brought by athletes who say they were sexually abused by Lawrence G. Nassar, the disgraced former national team doctor.  More than 300 plaintiffs, including Olympic gymnasts, have sued U.S.A. Gymnastics for failing to protect them from Mr. Nassar, who was sentenced in 2018 to 40 to 125 years in prison for abusing girls at a gymnastics facility under the guise of medical treatment. Reeling from...

9. January 2020
Budapest, HUN
Artistic Gymnastics

Today the 5-time Hungarian former gymnast Olympic champion Àgnes KELETI celebrates her 99th birthday in the Hungarian capital Budapest.
The Holocaust survivor, born in Budapest in 1921, is currently now the oldest Olympic champion in the world.
With a "Swedish passport", the Jewess hid during the Second World War II as a Christian maid, named "Piroska Juhacz" in the Hungarian province and survived the Nazi hunt for Jews.
After the end of the war she started...

4. January 2020
RUSSIA
Artistic Gymnastics

Within a decade, between 1994 and 2004, Svetlana Wassilyevna KHORKINA became a legend of modern artistic gymnastics, even more: The two-time Olympic gold medalist (1996; 2000), who, due to the unfortunate chain of circumstances in Sydney, missed her all-around gold, which everyone expected, was 2003 in Anaheim (USA) the first female gymnast in the world to become the all-around world champion ttle for the third time. In addition to her two Olympic victories on the uneven bars, as a...

2. January 2020
Bend, Oregon
Artistic Gymnastics

For over a decade, the first German Olympic gymnastics champion in reunited Germany, Andreas WECKER - who is celebrating his 50th birthday today - has been in a completely different life. At his third Olympic Games in 1996, he won Olympic gold in Atlanta after he had caused a sensation at the top of the world for almost a decade:
At the age of 18, he won Olympic team silver with the last GDR team 1988 in Seoul and...

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