18. March 2023
Leipzig, GER
Artistic Gymnastics

During the three competition days of the DTB Cup, especially the professional audience in Stuttgart / Germanyhad to cope with the painful loss of two of their outstanding experts. After the death report of Swabian gymnastics veteran, the Svabian expert Kurt KNIRSCH, one learned about the death of the long-time international referee and sports scientist Dr. Joerg FETZER, who died today, a few days after his 82nd birthday, in his hometown Leipzig.
For more than two decades he...

15. March 2023
Lausanne, SUI
Artistic Gymnastics

Oleg Verniaiev, a 2016 Olympic gymnastics champion for Ukraine, had a four-year doping ban reduced to two years, making him eligible to compete immediately. The 29 years old Ukrainian athlete was tested positive for meldonium 2020, August 26,  and was provisionally banned November 5 of that year before a four-year ban was handed down on July 12, 2021, backdated to November 5, 2020.
Verniaiev appealed the ban to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), which halved it after...

14. March 2023
Aarau, SUI
Artistic Gymnastics

The Swiss Gymnastics Federation (STV) announced its European Championships line-up for the Continental Championships in Artistic Gymnastics taking place in Antalya, Turkey, in mid-April. The men's team consists of Luca Giubellini, Moreno Kratter, Florian Langenegger, Noe Seifert, Taha Serhani and Eddy Yusof, who have set themselves a minimum target of 13th place and thus a successful World Championships qualification.
The Swiss women are also aiming for this WCh qualification result with the newcomers Lena Bickel, Caterina Cereghetti and Martina...

3. March 2023
Lausanne, SUI
Artistic Gymnastics

* F I G --:  At its first meeting of the year in Lausanne on 1-2 March 2023, the FIG Executive Committee decided to confirm the measures in force against athletes and officials from Russia and Belarus that were taken last year due to the conflict in Ukraine.
Unfortunately, the conflict in Ukraine, which started just over a year ago, is still going on. Considering the exceptional circumstances related to this conflict, the FIG Executive Committee has decided, based...

15. February 2023
Potsdam, GER
Artistic Gymnastics

Almost 3 months before her 92nd birthday, the former FIG gymnastics expert and international referee Margot DIETZ passed away peacefully in Potsdam yesterday (February 14)! At the side of the former German (GDR) federation coach and later president of the Technical Committee Women's Gymnastics of the World Gymnastics Federation (FIG) Ellen Berger, she did analysis work and worked as an international judge for many years.
Above all,...