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....

14. February 2003
Artistic Gymnastics

Irish Gymnastics is seeking to appoint a National Development Officer to prepare and develop new Strategic Plan. This is a new position within the Irisch Gymnastics Federation. Applicants should preferably have a sound knowledge of all aspects of the various disciplines of gymnastics.

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11. February 2003
Las Vegas/USA
Artistic Gymnastics

INTERNATIONAL GYMNAST reported, that U.S. champion Tasha Schwikert, who underwent surgery in December, performed on four events this past weekend at the Vegas Cup.

Schwikert, a 2000 U.S. Olympian and the 2001 and 2002 national champion, missed last year's World Championships due to a lingering leg injury. The American Cup champion of 2002 plans to defend her title this year on March 1st this year.