24. November 2020
Togliatti, RUS
Artistic Gymnastics

Evgeny NIKOLKO, Alexey Nemov’s long-time coach and the national head coach of the Russian men's Olympic teams in Atlanta 1996, Sydney 2000, and Athens 2004 passed away last Sunday, November 22nd at the age of 76 from pneumonia complications.
Nikolko stopped working his national coaching in 2010 and returned to his home town Togliatti to workthere at the local gym. He kept coaching actively until he became ill this year.

19. November 2020
Halle, Sa./GER
Artistic Gymnastics

This Friday, the world's oldest active gymnast, Johanna QUAAS, will celebrate her 95th birthday!
Since she was 56 years old - that was 1981 - she had started active gymnastics again, did it in a competitive and permanent manner suitable for senior citizens, was a regular participant of German gymnastics festivals (Turnfest") and won the title of "German senior gymnastics champion" in her age group 11 times in a row in the new millennium.
With these merits...

11. November 2020
Stuttgart, GER
Artistic Gymnastics

After the resignation of long-time DTB German national head coach Andreas Hirsch in spring 2020, this position for men was and still is vacant: This task is now taken over by the team Olympic champion, two-time world champion and also former German all-round champion Valeri BELENKI (51). The Stuttgart-based Belenki is to temporarily lead the preparation of the German Olympic men's team, assisted by DTB employee Christina ZACHARIAS as team manager. The German Gymnastics Federation (DTB) will...

8. November 2020
Tokyo, JPN
Artistic Gymnastics

Since live sporting events were and still are suspended for most of 2020, the FIG gymnastics association F.I.G.organized an invitation competition for a quartet of leading gymnastics nations. Some of the world's best top athletes from China, Russia and the USA met representatives from the Olympic host nation Japan on November 8, 2020.
The competition was headed under the motto "Friendship and Solidarity" and, according to a special mode, was announced exclusively as a team duel:

8. November 2020
Lausanne, SUI
Artistic Gymnastics

* fig - press--: The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) is delighted to announce that the city of Kitakyushu in Japan will hold both the 50th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships and the 38th Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships in October 2021.
The FIG Executive Committee has entrusted the Japan Gymnastics Association (JGA) with the organisation of the two back-to-back World Championships. This dual allocation comes after the decision by the Danish Gymnastics Federation in July to withdraw from hosting...