5. August 2003
Santo Domingo/ Dominican Republic
Artistic Gymnastics

The Cuban men and the USA women won the team titles at the 2003 Pan American Games, held Saturday in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. The USA women's team outscored the defending team champions, Canada, and Brazil.
The Cubans men's team successfully defended their team title from the last Pan Am Games, Winnipeg 1999. The Brazil team won silver and the American men, which defending silver medalists, slipped to bronze behind Brazil.
(CUB), the four times all-around champion from...

3. August 2003
Artistic Gymnastics

After seven tests among the 21 national team athletes, the Chinese Gymnastics Association (CGA) finally selected seven men and seven women to take part in the high-profile international event, the World Champs in Anaheim.
On August 2, the team began training at South Coast Gymnastics.
Led by four Olympic champions - Li Xiaopeng, Yang Wei, Huang Xu and Xing Aowei - the Chinese men's side boasts the strongest line-up in the men's team competition. Besides, young guns and Asian...

1. August 2003
Artistic Gymnastics

Under the protection of the International Olympic Committee take place the '7th European Youth Olympic Festival 2003' in the French capital Paris.
The best European talents of 10 kind of sports come together this week.
The Ukrain girls won the team competition, followed by Netherlands, Russia and Romania. Yulia Lozhechko (RUS/26,025) won the all around competition and Giorgia Benecchi (ITA) was the double winner on final day...

1. August 2003
Salt Lake City/USA
Artistic Gymnastics

This week the Uzbekistan Federation released Oksana Chusovitina to compete for the Germans for humanitarian reasons.
However, since Oksana has not lived in Germany for 3 years, she does not yet have permission of the German government to compete for the German team.
Just now Oksana Chusovitina is in a special tarining camp together with the German team on the campus of the University of Utah...

31. July 2003
Artistic Gymnastics

The International Gymnastics Federation announced yesterday, that the Spanish Olympic champion (vault, 2000 Sydney) Gervasio Deferr will be stripped of his last world silver medal (floor, Debrecen 2002) because of a positiv drug test (marijuana) prior to world championships last autumn.
Deferr was test positive for marijuana at both the Spanish Championships and subsequent French International. The Spanish Sports Council suspended Deferr for three months in the spring of 2003., but now the FIG Disciplinary Commission announced Deferr's three...