14. September 2020
Neuoettingen, GER
Artistic Gymnastics

Today Hans PFANN from Bavaria in Germany celebrates his 100th birthday as the oldest German olympian!
Hans Pfann represented the team of Western Germany (FRG) at two editions of the Olympics: 1952 in Helsinki and 1956 in Melbourne, and came up just short of a medal, in fourth and fifth place respectively, in the team all-around both times. Individually, Hans Pfann's best performance was in the still rings at the 1952 edition, where he placed 18th.

12. September 2020
Lausanne, SUI
Artistic Gymnastics

* f i g --: The Gymnastics Ethics Foundation (GEF) was founded in January 2019 by the Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG), the world governing body for the sport of gymnastics with 148 member national federations. It now operates independently to ensure that violations of FIG rules, policies, and procedures, including ethical breaches, are handled in an unbiased way.

2. September 2020
Kiev, UKR
Artistic Gymnastics

Nina BOCHAROVA, first Olympic balance beam champion, died at 95 on August 29.
The born Ukrainian Nina BOCHAROVA, who won the first Olympic balance beam competition among four medals for the Soviet Union at the 1952 Helsinki Games, died on Monday, August 29, at age 95, according to the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) and Ukraine’s Olympic Committee.
Bocharova, of Ukraine, was part of the Soviet Union’s first Olympic...

24. August 2020
Leverkusen, GER
Artistic Gymnastics

For the first time since its premiere 44 years ago, the traditional International Leverkusen Cup will not take place this year!
Originally planned for October 3, the German organizers of the Turn-Club 72 Leverkusen had to forego inviting domestic and foreign guests after examining all options and despite the strict German Covid 19 hygiene concept in accordance with the Protection Ordinance.
Instead, the organization team around the chief organizers Dieter Schulz and Gabriele Pfeffer is looking ahead...

20. July 2020
Radlin, POL
Artistic Gymnastics

Informed from his family we are very sad to report, that yesterday, on July 19, the middle of the three Polish gymnastics brothers, Mikolaj KUBICA, died in his Polish hometown of Radlin. Together with his younger brother Sylvester, who had also passed away, and with the oldest Wilhelm KUBICA, the three often formed half the Polish national team at the major international events in the 1960's as a legendary trio. Mikolaj and...