15. February 2011
Braunlage, Las Palmas, Stuttgart
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After the big success of the 50th anniversary of the "Festival BLUME GRAN CANARIA" at the beginning of 2010 December the Spanish organizers met in Braunlage (Germany) for the next preparations of the upcoming Festival 2011, together with their German partners, to talk about the development of the future not only of this traditional event.

One of the balance point in leadership of the chief organizer Jesus TELO (ESP) where an European network of gym festivals which should also have...

27. November 2010
Gran Canaria, Spain
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The lethally plane crash of the Spanish-German Joaquín BLUME in April 1959 is a sad fact in the history of gymnastics. The hero of the second European Championships in Paris 1957 – winning four titles beside Jack Günthard (SUI) and Juri Titow (URS). The festival with a special aim was named after the celebrated Spanish national hero after the tragically accident:
The “festival con corazónFestival with heart “BLUME GRAN CANARIA” celebrates its 50th anniversary these...

1. July 2010
Lausanne, Switzerland
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* f i g -press: -- Yesterday, June 30, 2010, the deadline for provisional registration expired for federations wishing to participate in the 14th FIG World Gymnaestrada in Lausanne (SUI), July 10 – 16, 2011.
To date, 47 federations representing 5 continents have either expressed a desire to participate in or have formally registered for the event. Provisional numbers are showing nigh on 23,000 gymnasts.
Cultural groups from around the world will be besieging the capital...

6. January 2010
Happy Gymnastics

 * FIG Office: --- On December 26, 2009, the death of Mr Niels Peter Nielsen, Honorary FIG Member, cast a shadow of sadness around the entire international gymnastics community.
At the age of 76, Mr Nielsen passed away as a result of a long and trying illness.
Niels Peter Nielsen was a front-runner in the development and management of gymnastics in Denmark, his homeland.
He chaired the national federation from 1970 – 1992, where his...

29. November 2009
Gran Canaria, Spain
Happy Gymnastics

The 49. International Sport event "BLUME- GRAN CANARIA" took place from 2009 November 21 to the 28 on the Spanish Gran Canary island.
Again, the island known worldwide as the "island of the eternal spring" and much loved holiday-maker and tourist paradise became the Mekka of excercise and sports hungry people of all age groups, who for the last half a century have made this place the meeting point at the end of each year, for show groups, clubs and school classes from all...