20. February 2019
Monte Carlo, MON
Artistic Gymnastics

* fig-news--: The tiny Texan nabbed the honour on Monday evening at the 2019 Laureus World Sports Awards in Monte Carlo (MCO), two years after she became the first gymnast to ever receive the award. Biles beat out tennis players Simona Halep (ROU) and Angelique Kerber (GER), snowboarder/skier Ester Ledecká (CZE), Ironman triathlete Daniela Ryf (SUI), and skier Mikaela Shiffrin (USA), who were all nominated last month for their dominance in 2018.

Biles was unable to attend the black-tie event...

9. February 2019
Tokyo, JPN
Artistic Gymnastics

Tokyo’s organizing committee for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games has announced that it’s expecting to meet its targets for a plan to make athletes’ medals out of discarded electronics.
The committee says that there was “huge levels of support from the public and companies across Japan and from national and international athletes” resulting in municipal authorities collecting about 47,488 tons of e-waste.That figure includes more than five million disused phones that were handed and placed in

4. February 2019
Moscow, RUS
Artistic Gymnastics

FIG and Russian Olympic Committee Vice-President Vasily TITOV (RUS) was elected president of the "All-Russian Association of Summer Olympic Sports" at the headquarters of the National Olympic Committee in Moscow on 30 January. Titov, who is also president of the Russian Gymnastics Federation, replaces Vladimir Lisin, president of the Russian Shooting Union, who had held the position since 2011.
The All-Russian Association of Summer Olympic Sports is responsible for establishing effective dialogue between its 35 member federations...

28. January 2019
Minsk, BLR
Artistic Gymnastics

Broadcast deals reached in over 100 countries

The second edition of the 2019 European Games is less than 150 days away, and for sports fans unable to travel to Minsk, Belarus to take in the action in person, there will be more than 120 countries around the world where you can watch from the comfort of your own home.
International Sports Broadcasting (ISB), the host broadcaster for the Games, says it has already reached agreements in more than...

26. January 2019
Lausanne, SUI
Artistic Gymnastics

Olympic and World Champion Simone BILES from Spring, Texas / World Champions Center is one of six women nominated for the Sportswoman of the Year for the "Laureus World Sports Awards 2019". The sports media of the world selected the most powerful men, women and teams from 2018 as nominees for this these most important international sports awards in the world.
Beside Simone Biles are nominated: Simona Halep (Romania), tennis; Angelique Kerber (Germany), tennis; Ester Ledecka (Czech Republic),...