2. March 2003
Fairfax/USA
Artistic Gymnastics

US-Gymnastics pronounced, that the two-time Olympian Blaine Wilson (USA) and 2002 U.S. Junior National Champion Carly Patterson captured the all-around titles in front of 7,111 fans at the 2003 VISA American Cup on yesterday at George Mason University's Patriot Center.

28. February 2003
New York/USA
Artistic Gymnastics

American Cup
Five-time U.S. champion Blaine Wilson tore his left biceps muscle at the American Cup on Saturday, putting his hopes for the Athens Olympics in jeopardy.

Wilson was taken to the hospital for special surgery for further examination. No timetable for his recovery was given, but most athletes need at least six months.

27. February 2003
Leipzig/Germany
Artistic Gymnastics

Today the German Olympic Champion of artistic gymnastics (Munich 1972), Klaus KOESTE, celebrates his 60th birthday. Koeste lives in the little village Jesenitz, near the city Leipzig in the middle of Germany.
From 1961 to 1974 Koeste won 11 international medals, was the member of the GDR Olympic Bronze team 1964, 1968 and 1972 and he was two times European high bar champion (1971 and 1973).
Last year he was also the Champion in his age group at...

25. February 2003
Moskau
Artistic Gymnastics

Successor of the former competition of artistic gymnastics 'Moscow News' the event 'Stars of the World' was the biggest international highlight in the Russian capital in the last years. But now the Russian Gymnastics Federation had cancelled this event due to a lack of funds. The tournament last year was also cancelled.
The Russian championships will be held March, 2-8, followed by the Moscow Grand Prix of Rhythmic Gymnastics (March 6-9).
In May 2003 Moscow will host the...

22. February 2003
Oklahoma-City/USA
Artistic Gymnastics

The International Gymnastics Hall of Fame in Oklahoma-City (USA) will reward five new individuals of gymnastics this year. They are Dimitri Bilozerchev (RUS),
Kurt Thomas (USA), Karin Buettner-Janz (GER), Franco Menichelli (ITA) and, posthumously, former FIG Secretary General, Max Bangerter (SUI).

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