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International Federation of Gymnastics

International Federation of Gymnastics
Logo of the FIG
Abbreviation FIG
Formation 23 July 1881 (1881-07-23)
Headquarters Avenue de la Gare 12, Lausanne, Switzerland
Location
Region served
Worldwide
President
Bruno Grandi
Affiliations Longines, VTB, Cirque du Soleil
Website www.fig-gymnastics.com
FIG in Lausanne

The Fédération Internationale de Gymnastique (FIG) or International Federation of Gymnastics (IFG) is the governing body of competitive

  • Official site

External links

  1. ^ "Today in Francophone History". About.com. Retrieved 2008-08-21. 
  2. ^ "FIG History". Retrieved 2008-08-21. 
  3. ^ "Milestones in FIG history". Retrieved 2008-08-21. 
  4. ^ "President's bio". Retrieved 2008-08-21. 

References

FIG regulates the age at which gymnasts are allowed to participate in senior-level competitions. The purpose is to protect young gymnasts but it has caused some controversy and there have been cases of age falsification.

Age eligibility rules

Major competitions

An Italian, Bruno Grandi, has been the elected president since 1996.[4]

As of 2007 there are 128 federations affiliated to the FIG and 2 associated federations,[3] as well as four Continental Unions:

The main governing bodies of the federation are the President and Vice-Presidents, the Congress, held every two years, the Executive Committee, the Council and seven Technical Committees – for each of the disciplines (WAG and MAG have distinct ones; for GG it's called General Gymnastics Committee).

Organization

Contents

  • Organization 1
  • Major competitions 2
  • Age eligibility rules 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Additionally, the federation has been considered the authority responsible for determining whether gymnasts are old enough to participate in the Olympics.

The federation draws up the rules, known as the Code of Points, which regulate how gymnast's performance is evaluated. Six gymnastics disciplines are governed by the FIG: Artistic gymnastics (further classified as Men's Artistic Gymnastics – MAG and Women's Artistic Gymnastics – WAG), Rhythmic gymnastics (RG), Aerobic gymnastics (AER), Acrobatic gymnastics (ACRO) and Trampolining (TRA).

[2] Originally called the European Federation of Gymnastics, it had three member countries – Belgium, France and the Netherlands – until 1921, when non-European countries were admitted, and it was renamed to its current name.[1]

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