27. February 2003
Artistic Gymnastics

Today the German Olympic Champion of artistic gymnastics (Munich 1972), Klaus KOESTE, celebrates his 60th birthday. Koeste lives in the little village Jesenitz, near the city Leipzig in the middle of Germany.
From 1961 to 1974 Koeste won 11 international medals, was the member of the GDR Olympic Bronze team 1964, 1968 and 1972 and he was two times European high bar champion (1971 and 1973).
Last year he was also the Champion in his age group at...

25. February 2003
Artistic Gymnastics

Successor of the former competition of artistic gymnastics 'Moscow News' the event 'Stars of the World' was the biggest international highlight in the Russian capital in the last years. But now the Russian Gymnastics Federation had cancelled this event due to a lack of funds. The tournament last year was also cancelled.
The Russian championships will be held March, 2-8, followed by the Moscow Grand Prix of Rhythmic Gymnastics (March 6-9).
In May 2003 Moscow will host the...

22. February 2003
Artistic Gymnastics

The International Gymnastics Hall of Fame in Oklahoma-City (USA) will reward five new individuals of gymnastics this year.
They are Dimitri Bilozerchev (RUS), Kurt Thomas (USA), Karin Buettner-Janz (GER/GDR), Franco Menichelli (ITA) and, posthumously, former FIG Secretary General, Max Bangerter (SUI).

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.