07. March 2023  
Lausanne, SUI  
Rhythmic Gymnastics

Russian gymnastics head coach Viner punished with two-year ban

* F I G - : The Gymnastics Ethics Foundation (GEF) Disciplinary Commission Panel, composed of Ms Laurence Burger (President) Dr Despina Mavromati and Mr Thomas Hayn (Members), notified on 6 March 2023 its decision in the disciplinary proceedings against Ms Irina Viner-Usmanova (RUS) and the Artistic Gymnastics Federation of Russia (the FIG Member Federation for Russia).
The proceedings related to the alleged retaliatory withdrawal of Ms Nataliya Kuzmina’s candidacy for the 2021 elections to the FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics Technical Committee, public statements made in media following the defeat of the Russian rhythmic gymnastics team at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, which were deemed abusive and in violation of FIG Rules, as well as the Respondents’ failure to duly cooperate with the investigation.
♦ As such, the GEF Disciplinary Commission Panel decided as follows:
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