6. January 2010
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 * FIG Office: --- On December 26, 2009, the death of Mr Niels Peter Nielsen, Honorary FIG Member, cast a shadow of sadness around the entire international gymnastics community.
At the age of 76, Mr Nielsen passed away as a result of a long and trying illness.
Niels Peter Nielsen was a front-runner in the development and management of gymnastics in Denmark, his homeland.
He chaired the national federation from 1970 – 1992, where his...

29. November 2009
Gran Canaria, Spain
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The 49. International Sport event "BLUME- GRAN CANARIA" took place from 2009 November 21 to the 28 on the Spanish Gran Canary island.
Again, the island known worldwide as the "island of the eternal spring" and much loved holiday-maker and tourist paradise became the Mekka of excercise and sports hungry people of all age groups, who for the last half a century have made this place the meeting point at the end of each year, for show groups, clubs and school classes from all...

12. June 2009
Frankfurt, Germany
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Two members for the British Gymnastics Technical Committee (GMPD: Gymnastics and Movement for People with Disabilities) visited Frankfurt as part of their publicity campaign to advertise the British disabilities National Squads training camp at Kienbaum in November.
The visit had been coordinated by Eckhard Herholz, Managing Director of the European Gymnastic Service "GYMmedia INTERNATIONAL" for both Hazel Coates and Jeremy Eddon to meet with many of the coaches and tutors that were attending the "International German Turnfest"...

19. February 2009
Kienbaum, Berlin
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 ... and Movement for People with Disabilities
GMPD Chair, Hazel Coates and Technical Committee member, Jeremy Eddon (both from British Gymnastics) visited Berlin this week to explore the possibility of promoting the British Gymnastics programme for people with disabilities (GMPD) throughout central Europe.  Mr. Klaus-Peter Nowak, Managing Director of the German Sports Centre welcomed them to Kienbaum and, after discussing the programme gave them a tour of the facility.
Mrs. Coates said: “We visited the training gym, sports...

10. December 2008
Duisburg, Germany
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The German cities of Duisburg and Duesseldorf have confirmed their withdrawal as co-hosts of the 2013 World Games.
The joint-decision - which has been sparked by “Duisburg’s aggravated financial problems” - has left International World Games Association (IWGA) president Ron Froehlich on the look-out for a new host. In a statement, the IWGA said that Froehlich would work alongside the Association’s executive board and TSE Consulting to determine a course of action for 2013. Duisburg hosted the...