21. February 2003
Artistic Gymnastics

The Romanian newspaper Evenimentul Zilei pronounced today, that the both star coaches of the women's team champion Romania, Octavian Belu and Mariana Bitang retired, yesterday and want to cancel their contracts with the Romanian Gymnastics Federation...but the Federation declined to accept any resignation from Belu and Bitang, who have an employment contract with the Romanian Olympic Committee through the 2004 Olympic Games...

18. February 2003
Budapest /Hungary
Artistic Gymnastics

The Hungarian Agn?s Keleti, four times Olympic champion at the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki and 1956 Olympic Games in Melbourne, received the Trophy of Merit from the Hungarian National Olympic Committee.

Keleti won all together eight Olympic medals and was also World Champion on uneven bars in Roma (Foro Italico) in 1954.

18. February 2003
Artistic Gymnastics

A positive case of presence of canabis came out after the doping controls carried out in Paris (FRA), at the World Cup event 'France Telecom', held in October 2002. This case was attributed to the Spanisch gymnast and Olympic Champion Gervasio Deferr.
This pronounced the biggest Spanish Sports newspaper 'Marca', today. The newspaper cites the chairmann of the medical commission of FIG, Mr. Michel Léglise, that further information will be released after receiving the results of the...

17. February 2003
Artistic Gymnastics

The German Champion on floor 2002 and German all-round champion 2000 Sergej Pfeifer had been operated last week on knee.
So the 25 years old gymnast from TK Hanover cannot start at the coming three world cup events in Paris, Coottbus and Thessaloniki.
The German chief coach Andreas Hirsch hopes, that Pfeifer will be fit again to the GermanWorld Champs qualifications in summer this year.
>> .. look to Website Turnklubb Hannover

15. February 2003
Cottbus (GER)
Artistic Gymnastics

Just now arrived the promise of the top gymnastics nation, the Olympic and world champion China the host of the second event of the world cup circuit 2003, the host Cottbus (Germany). So about 150 gymnasts from 44 country will make the 27th tournament of masters to one of the most important events before the world championships in Anaheim....