What's "old"

 

Here are the news previouly published on sportsacrobatics.info

 

December 1997 :

9th : Official launching of the "A Sports Acrobatics Page" website.

 

The news published between December 1997 and November 2001 on ASAP are available here.

 

March 2002 :

25th
Official launching of the sportsacrobatics.info website.
Some page from ASAP are transfered here, the rest should come in the coming days/weeks.

26th
A link to the PSAT club website is added.

April 2002 :

2nd
The results are transfered from ASAP, the results of the walloon championships are added.
Links are added in the sections 5 (gym) and 6 (others).

19th
Some photos of the IACP are available, other ones will com later.
The links to the UEG is now pointing to its new website.

Official information about the new code of point : Please read the lasts acro-TC newsletter on the FIG website. They contain important information about the new code of points and the SAWAGG.

23th
The International Acro Cup Puurs was organised from April 12th to April 14th in Puurs Belgium.
The results are on the
Flemish federation website.
More photos of the IACP are now online.

A new website for the U.E.G. The U.E.G. opened last week its new webite. It contains some interesting information including a mini-code.

27th
The U.E.G. Training Camp & Coaches course are added to the calendar page.

May 2002 :

6th
Two clubs websites have been added on the links page.

16th
The schedule and links to official websites of the Europeans championships are on the calendar page.

The European Juniors Championships : I'll be present during the European Juniors Championships. I'll be working on computers for the scoring system.
This means I won't have the occasion to take many pictures but I should be able to get all the results online quickly. It will depend on the internet connection possiblilties I'll have there in Deinze.

25th
The first results of the European Juniors Championships are online.

27th
The first photos of the European Juniors Championships are online.

30th
All the pictures of the European Juniors Championships training sessions are now online. Those of the competitions will come later.
A links is added in the "others sports acrobatics websites" section.

June 2002 :

16th
Information and subscrbtion forms for the U.E.G. Training Camp & Coaches course in Ghent (BEL) and the youth and touristic camp in Riesa (GER) are added on the calendar page.

The European Juniors Championships : The competition was a success
Reports are available on the
UEG website. You should look at the reports in both languages, even if you don't understand french, this will gave you a chance to see other photos.

21st
The pictures of the first competitionsday of the European Juniors Championships are now online.
A links is added in the "others sports acrobatics websites" section.

The FIG sports acrobatics technical committee held a meeting on June 7th-9th in Moutier (Switzerland). An interesting report of this meeting is available on the USAG website.

July 2002 :

22nd
There was a little mistake on the calendar page, it is now corrected.
Some photos are added.

September 2002 :

4th
Some obsolete links are suppressed.

Videotapes of the Juniors European Championships for sale The following message is published on the gymfed.be website :

Are you interested with the complete edition of the juniors EC, you can subscribe ONE TIME to buy the following videotapes :

1. opening ceremony (5/23/2002)
2. Preliminaries 1 (5/23/2002)
3. Preliminaries 2 (5/24/2002)
4. Finals 1 (5/23/2002)
5. Finals 2 (5/24/2002)
6. Combined (5/25/2002)

duration per tape : +- 2:30 hours (opening: 1 hour)
price per tape : 15 EUR
Order at the GymnastiekFederatie Vlaanderen secretary (p/a VTL) before September 30th, 2002 (date of getting de payment counts) with as communication your name, number / name of the cassette.
Payment on the account : 442-8021711-35

For shipping abroad, international payment or to know if NTSC tapes are available, please contact the VTL

15th
The last photos of the European Juniors Championships are added. Those of Ghent (1999) and Faro (2001) are transfered.
The archive section is transfered on this site.
The calendar page, is updated.
Some obsolete links are suppressed.

28th
The 18th World Championships began yesterday and the gymnasts are offering us a great show. The FIG received requests for evaluation for more than 100 new elements and we discovered them the whole day long.
As I only got the results on paper, I don't have enough time to encode them. They should be available on the FIG and/or the Gymmedia websites.
The most exiting competition up to now is the mixed pairs one where after the balance and tempo exercises the difference between the first (USA) and the second (RUS) place is only 0.07.
The bad surprise comes from China. They presented the most difficult exercises but their choreographies are so poor that they loose in artistry what they earn with their difficulty.
The good ones comes from the Belgian men's pair and from the Australian trio. Since they won an international meet in Ukraine, Philippe and Kenny prooved us how good they are, their second place remains however a good surprise.
Even though I knew Yuri Stepchenkov in working in Australia for one and a half year, their women's trio completely surprised me with an exellent and original balance exercise. With 17.44, only Russia could get a higher score. Unfortunately for them, there are no balance and tempo finals anymore.

October 2002 :

4th
The calendar page, is updated with the information I got in Riesa.
A link to the Winterthur acro club is added.

March 2003 :

10th
The calendar page, is updated.
Two links are added.
The archive is updated.

30th
Information about the sports acrobatics, trampoline and tumbling Belgium championships 2003 is added.
It include between others a call for volunteers, the competition schedule and information about the sleepover possibility.

A link to this information is added on the calendar page.

April 2003 :

13th
The 1st World Cup Final took place in Krasnodar Russia. Some of the best world gymnasts selected on base of the world ranking lists took part to this meeting.
Unortunately, the lack of participants in the women's pair event (only 2 pairs) forced them to present their exercise only in demonstration and no results were published for this category.
The other results are available here.
More information can also be found on the F.I.G. website.

The International Acro Cup was held in Puurs, Belgium on April 11th and 12th. Many gymnasts coming from 12 different countries took part to the competition with as consequence a very long competition day on saturday. It started at 9 am to finish only at 11:40pm.
The results will be soon available on the gymfed website.
On the sunday morning was organised a national competition for lower level gymnasts, and a winnars' gala was scheduled in the afternoon.

The results of the 1st World Cup Final are added to the results section.
The archive is updated.
Links to 3 portuguese sites added.

15th
Some errors are corrected on the Belgium championships 2003 pages.
The results of the International Acro Cup Puurs are added to the results section.

May 2003 :

18th
The complete results of the Belgium championships 2003 in all disciplines are availabe on the "A Sports Acrobatics Page" site. The acro results are integrated in the results section and the other files are removed.
Obsolete links are suppressed in the links and federations pages.
The acro results of the 2003 Belgium championships are added to the results section.

June 2003 :

28th
From the FIG Flash n°49 : The FIG is looking into the possibility of combining Trampoline, Tumbling and Sports Acrobatics competitions into a single event. This would allow for a decrease in participation costs for federations and would add a new dimension to the event.

During its meeting on May 23-24, 2003 in San Juan (PUR), the FIG Council has assigned the 2004 Sports acrobatics World championships to France, City of Strasbourg, May 22 and 23.
Some links are added.
The calendar page is updated.

July 2003 :

5th
Some pictures of the 2002 Worlds are added in the photos section.
The link to acro update is modified.

9th
The australian nationals are added on the calendar page (thanks Jill).
A link is added.

August 2003 :

1st
Some pictures of the 2002 Worlds are added in the photos section.

9th
The UEG Training Camp
40 gymnasts and 12 coaches representing 7 member federations (GER , POL , ITA , SWE , POR , NED , ESP) participated in the 2003 training camp held in Zielona Gora(POL) from July 13th till July 20th. This is more than twice as many as last year.
Italy, Spain and Sweden were participating for the first time in a UEG Acrobatic event.
The participants, with a range of technical ability from basic level gymnast, through to members of the Polish National Squad, attented the practical sessions conducted by four expert coaches under the leadership of Konrad Zielinski.
Wieslawa Milewska, ACRO TC member responsible for Judging was in attendance for the whole period of the camp and was able to provided some welcomed advice on the structure of the Code of Points and the Tables of Difficulty .
The success of the event and the enthusiasm generated was soon converted into questions about the next camp. The ACRO TC will be considering the provision of the 2004 event at the first opportunity.

Acrobatic mourns Russian gymnast
On July 28, Grigory Shinkarev member of the Russian Men's Group in Sports Acrobatics died. He suffered severe injuries during a training camp in Varna (BUL) - a spine fracture and a cerebral haemorrhage. During the past two weeks he was at the reanimation department of a Bulgarian hospital, but the doctors could not save his life.
World Champion of 2002 among the men's group, living in Krasnodar (RUS), he was on top of his sportive career and just at the beginning of life. He was only 22.
We present our condolences to all who knew Grisha and we mourn together with his family and friends.
Source and more info:
www.acro.ru

The results of the freedom cup are online.
Links to the german and polish federations' websites are added in the links and federations pages.
Other links are added on the other acro links (www.acro.ru) and the miscellaneous links (the Franco Dragone group).
The Volkov Cup in added on the calendar page.

September 2003 :

27th
Two links are added on the other acro links.

9th
The results of the Volkov cup are online.

October 2003 :

28th
Acro Update and Sportsacrobatics.info have the pleasure to announce to you that their webmasters are joining not only their websites, but also their lives.

29th
The 21st European Championship for seniors and the 5th European Championship for juniors in acrobatic gymnastics will be held in Zielona Gora / POL from November 3rd to 9th 2003.
It will be the first time that both Championships will be organised together.
12 (seniors) respectively 18 (juniors) nations with a total of 250 gymnasts will participate in these European Championships in acrobatic gymnastics.

November 2003 :

5th
The European Championships nominative entry lists are available on the U.E.G. website.
Looking at them we can see that 211 gymnasts (122 juniors, 89 seniors) coming from 17 countries (16 for the juniors, 11 for the seniors) are announced.
Unfortunately, the senior men's pair from Belgium, Philippe Van Vynckt and Kenny Dewulf, won't compete at the European Championships. They are healing from injury and couldn't reach a satifying level to participate.

December 2003 :

14th
The calendar page is updated.

The European Championships results are available on the U.E.G. website.

29th
The next International Age Group Competition - Acro
For this year 2004, there will be 2 age groups, 11-16 and 12-19. This means it will be possible for gymnasts to compete one more year in the age group competition but an extra rule stipulates that the age difference between the partners may not exceed 6 years.
There is a new list of forbidden elements and the difficulty limits are the same as before except for the women's group. In this category, the limits for the balance and combined exercise are raised from 100-120 to 110-130.
The directives for these championships are available on the F.I.G. website. For the complete rules, please contact your federation.

January 2004 :

3rd
The calendar page is updated.

The city where the next World championships will take place changed, it will be in Liévin, a city in the north of France.
Some rules changed too. For the first time, countries are allowed to send two pairs/groups in each category. With the 8 best going to the finals, it will be possible to have, for example, two russian pairs/groups in the finals, and on the podium!
The directives for these championships are available on the F.I.G. website.

27th
The links page is updated. The Alamo Flyers website is added.
Some old picture pages are transfered from "asap" and "acro update" to this site.
The webmasters page is updated.

February 2004 :

23rd
The next World Championships
26 countries sent provisional registration, 24 for the World Championships, and 24 for the age group competition. China and Russia will be the only ones sending a full team of 10 pairs and groups to the world championships.. The third biggest teams will be those from Great Britain and Portugal with 8 pairs or groups each. Venezuela will be the first country from South America to participate at the world championships.
22 nations will send gymnasts in the 12-19 age group , 20 in the 11-16 age group.
The complete list of the participating nations and other information can be found the world championships website at the address
http://worldga2004.ffgym.com/default_en.html.

March 2004 :

4th
The 2004 Vassily Machuga memorial is added on the calendar page.
The webmasters page is updated.

In memoriam Yuri Zolotov
Yuri Zolotov, the President of Russian Sports Acrobatics Federation passed away on March 3, 2004.
We express our sincere condolences to his family, friends, colleagues and all the Russian Sports Acrobatics Federation members. We also express condolences to the whole sports acrobatics community.

Source and more information : ACRO.RU

9th
The next World Championships
The draws for the world championships and the agre group competition are available on the
F.I.G. website.
From this draw it appears that Venezuela will finally not participate and that Russia will be the only nations sending a full team to the worlds. For the age group competition, Belarus, Bulgaria and china didn't confirm their provisional registration.

The belgian men's pair, Philippe Van Vynkt and Kenny Dewulf, vice world champions in 2002 and second at the last world cup final in 2003, won't be present in Liévin. Kenny stopped his career as acrobat and Belgium will therefore not send any men's pair to the coming world championships.

The international acro cup in Puurs, Belgium
Up to now, 12 countries confirmed their participation at the IACP. The participating nations are USA, Great Britain, Wales, Scotland, Russia, Belarus, Puerto Rico, South Africa, France, Germany, Nederland and Belgium.

April 2004 :

1st
Pictuces from the world team trials are now available on the picture pages.

8th
The results of the U.S. World Team Trials are online. They are uncomplete for the moment and we'll complete them as soon as possible.
The FIG World Cup in Coimbra is added on the calendar page.

18th
Some old results finally are available on the results page. They include the 2002 SAWAGG and world championships and the 2003 european championships (only the finals) More results should be available in a near future.

May 2004 :

17th
Some links are added.

18th
The 2003 europeans and the 2004 U.S. World Team Trials results are now complete. Check them on the results page.

31st
The World Championships and International Age Group Competitions
Those competitions are over. All the results and some pictures are available on the
F.I.G. website and on the World championships official website.

June 2004 :

17th
Some links are added.
Several competitions are added on the calendar page.

August 2004 :

2nd
Several competitions are added on the calendar page.

10th
The 2005-2008 code of points.
The final draft of the code is now complete and has been sent to the FIG Executive Committee. It is anticipated the federations will receive the code and tables together before the end of october. For more information about the new code, please read the acro newsletter n°24 / August 2004 available on the F.I.G website.

The World Cup competition in Coimbra, and probably the World Cup Finals and the World Games in 2005, will be judged against the current code. However, some clarifications will be applied from September 1st, 2004. Those are also explained in the newletter n°24.

12th
The Eurasia 2004 changed of date. The new date is October 14-21. Delegations from Uzbekizstan, Kirgizstan,SC Riesa (Germany) and the host country Kazakstan will take part to this meet. The calendar page is modified.

November 2004 :

7th
The 75th FIG congress was held from October 21st to the 23rd, 2004 in Antalya, Turkey. During this congress, elections were held to renew the executive committee, the council, the technical committees, the appeal tribunal and the auditors for the next olympic cycle.
The complete results of these elections can be found on the
F.I.G. website.

Our congratulations to Patricia Wade for her reelection as President of this committee and to all the elected members.

The list of membres of the new FIG acro-com can be found on this site in the information section. The members of the present committee are now listed on the page about the previous commissions in the same section.

18th
The Flanders Acro Cup in Puurs will be a world Cup category A next year. The calendar page is updated accordingly.

25th
The 2005-2008 code of points
The new code of points and tables of difficulty are available on the
F.I.G website.These codes are provisional upon modifications during the intercontinental judges course.

The results of the 2004 Volkov Cup and of old Russia championships are published on the results page.

January 2005 :

9th

In memoriam Kurt Becker

Kurt Becker passed away on December 7th, 2004.

He was the president of the german sports acrobatics federation (DSAB) since 1978. He also was vice president of the IFSA from 1979 and vice president of the FIG sports acrobatics technical committee since the merger of the IFSA with the FIG.
In 1993, he was one of the founder member of the european sports acrobatics federation (EUROSAF) and was its president from the beginning until its merger with the UEG in 2001.

We express our sincere condolences to his family, friends, colleagues, all the German Sports Acrobatics Federation members and to the whole acrobatic gymnastics community.

Febuary 2005 :

13th
The results of the 2004 World Championship and International Age Group Competition are published on the results page.

March 2005 :

18th
Two links added on the gymnastics links page.

30th
World Cup Series, Puurs, Belgium :

According to the meet official website ( http://www.fiac.be), 71 gymnasts coming from 10 countries will participate to the World Cup and 327 acrobats from 14 countries will compete at the Flanders International Acro Cup.
If no world champions are making the trip to Belgium, several silver and brons medalists will compete to enhance their world cup ranking.
The biggest event will be the juniors women's group with 29 trios.

31st
World Cup Series, Puurs, Belgium :

As I didn't have the opportunity to go to Belgium this year, the following comments are only based on the results found on the World Cup official website www.fiac.be.

First competition day, a bad day for the 2004 vice world champion.

In both categories where the current vice-world champions are present, they didn't confirmed their status and both the mens four from Ukraine and the Russian mixed pair are currently in third. In the Mixed pair event, Anna Kochalova and Revaz Gurgenidze received a surprising adjusted difficulty score of 8.86 for their balance exercise. With a total of 26.960, they are more than 1.5 behind the current leaders Tiffany Cuyt and Yves Vander Donkt from Belgium.
The men's group performed their dynamic exercise. The men's group from Ukraine received the highst adjusted diffulty score with 9.99 but with a total score of 27.490, they are currently in third position, behind the men's groups from Russia and Great Britain. The Brits Barry Hindson, Stuart McKenzie, Scott Patterson and David Scott are first with a total score of 27.670.
In the other events, the polish women's pair Magdalena Wegrzynowicz and Anna Miadzielec, the Men's pair Serhiy Popov and Mykola Shcherbak from Ukraine and the russian women's group Tatiana Alexeeva, Elena Kirilova and Elena Moiseeva are leading after the first exercise.

April 2005 :

1st
World Cup Series, Puurs, Belgium : About the difficulty score.

Out of 54 exercises performed in the preliminaries, 8 have a difficulty score of 10.0 or more. Only 2 pairs received such a difficulty score for both of their exercises. Thet are the belgian mixed pair Tiffany Cuyt and Yves Vander Donkt and the men's pair from Ukraine Serhiy Popov and Mykola Shcherbak.
Because of the many restrictions brought by the new code for the women's groups balance exercise, no trio could perform such an exercise with a difficulty score of 10 or more. The russian group Magdalena Wegrzynowicz and Anna Miadzielec, however, was close with a difficulty score of 9.85. Therefore, no one should be surprised to see such exercises performed out of 10.0 either during the next World games or the european championships.

3rd
World Cup Series, Puurs, Belgium : The favorites win the finals.

In the mixed pairs event, Tiffany Cuyt and Yves Vander Donkt were leading after the preliminaries but surprisingly, they didn't perform their combined exercise out of 10.0. Just like one month ago in Vinitsa, they finish second behind the russian Anna Kochalova and Revaz Gurgenidze. The ukrainian Maryna Shevchuk and Sergiy Pelepets take the 3rd place.
Russia also takes the first place in the women's group event while Ukraine wins in the three other events, i.e. women's pairs, men's pairs and men's groups.

5th
One link is added on the acro links page.
The calendar is updated.

25th
One link is added on the acro links page.

June 2005 :

8th
2006 World Championships : organizer wanted
As mentioned on the F.I.G website, the 2005 acrobatic World Cup Final has been cancelled as no bid has been received by the FIG.
Bids for the 2007 world cup final and the 2006 and 2008 World championships were expected at the FIG council held at the end of May. While the british gymnastics federation celebrates its winnig bid for the artistic World Championships of ... 2009, the FIG didn't receive any bid for the hereabove mentioned events.
We really hope the FIG will find a federation willing to organize the next acrobatic World Championships in less than one year from now.

TC-Acro meeting
The FIG TC-ACRO held a meeting in Moutier at the end of April. During this meeting Rosy Taeymans was unanimously elected as the TC-ACRO secretary. We present her our congratulations.
The result of this meeting is a revised code of points dated 05/05 and to be published on the F.I.G website. The clarifications and revisions decided during this meeting are summarized in the acro newsletter N° 29. A revised version of this newsletter is now available on the F.I.G website.

July 2005 :

14th
The results of the 2004 and 2005 World Cup Competitions are published on the results page.
The calendar is updated.

17th
World Games
The acrobatic gymnastics competitions are over at the 2005 World Games in Duisburg.
Russia won 4 gold medals and Ukraine one. The complete are available in the results section.

30th
The results of the World Games are completed and links to national results are added on the results page.
Links are added and updated in the links section.
2006 World Championships
In its executive commission meeting report, the FIG announces that the city of Coimbra, Portugal is candidate to organise the 2006 acrobatic gymnastics world championships.

August 2005 :

8th
New code of points revised
The final version of the code of points dated 07/05 and the revised rules for the age group competitions are now published on the F.I.G website.

November 2005 :

18th
As the 2003 Flanders Acro Cup results are not available on the external site anymore, I added them on the results page.
A link to the Belgian club Zeestern De Panne is added in the links section.

New UEG TC-Acro elected
On September 9th and 10th, 2005 was held in Birminham (GBR) the 21th UEG congress. On the first day, the member federations approved all the proposals of the UEG executive committee. One of them increases the number of members in the acrobatic gymnastics from five to seven.

The second day was reserved for the elections of the new committees. Laurie Colton (GBR) has been reelected as president of the TC-Acro. The members of the new acrobatic gymnastics are :

Mr DRAGANOV, Dragomir (BUL)
Mrs KOVALCHUK, Galina (UKR)
Mrs MILEWSKA, Wieslawa (POL)
Mr MÜLLMANN, Norbert (GER)
Mrs PERIDY, Carine (FRA)
Mr VINIKOV, Dmitry (RUS)

The European Championships and age group games.
The Acrobatic Gymnastics European Championships were held in Thessaloniki (GRE) from October 10th to 16th, 2005. This year, the competition program also included the first european age group games.

This premiere was a success as 125 gymnasts from 15 countries competed in the 11-16 category. Great Britain won three gold medals and Russia, two.

In the juniors category, 19 countries with a total of 119 gymnasts were present. The russians won all the five gold medals available at that level while Belarus, Great Britain and Ukraine share the other medals.

92 athletes comong from 14 countries took part in the seniors competitions. Only one gold medal escaped from the russians, it went to the ukrainian men's pair. Other than Russia and Ukraine, Belarus, Bulgaria, Great Britain and Poland also shared the available medals.

The complete results are available on the UEG website.

26th
The FIG published on its website the acro newsletter n°30. This newsletter contains important information regarding the new code of points.

January 2006 :

24th
The results of the european championships and age group games are available on the results page.
3 links are added in the links section.
The calendar is updated with 2006 and 2007 meets.

February 2006 :

13th
2 federation links are updated and the link to the 2006 wolrd championships website is added in the links section.
More 2006 meets are added in the calendar.

28th
The archive page is updated.
The spanish gymnastics federation is added on the federations page and in the links section.
Other 2006 meets are added in the calendar.

March 2006 :

10th
The acro newsletter n°32 is now available on the FIG website. In addition to clarifications regarding the new code of points and calls for historic information and translators, this newsletter contains the first supplements to the tables of difficulties.

April 2007 :

14th
The results of the 2006 world championships and age groups, the 2006 european team championships and age group games, and the 2007 World Cup Finals are available on the results page.

FIG Newsletter
The acro newsletter n°36 is now available on the FIG website. In addition to clarifications regarding the new code of points and calls for the 2009-2012 code of points and tables of difficulty, this newsletter contains the 2007 supplements to the tables of difficulties.

Dr. Patricia Wade
Our thoughts and prayer are with Dr. Patricia Wade, President of the FIG acro technical committee, as she fights to overcome illness and we hope to see her again on the acro scene in a near future.

May 2007 :

28th

FIG Council decisions
During its 2007 meeting in Orlando, USA, the FIG council took the following decisions.
- Acrobatic gymnastics world championships will be organized in March.
- Age group competitions will be entitled World Age Group Competitions
- At official competitions, the following will be displayed and released :
 1) on the score boards : A score (artistic), E score (execution), D score (difficulty), penalties and rank;
 2) to the federations during the competition : the information shown on the boards;
 3) to the federations after the competition : the full information including the judges scores.

August 2007 :

25th
A few pictures from the World Cup Final are added on the photos page.

December 2007 :

29th
The calendar page has been updated.

2008 competitions
As we reach the end of 2007, we still don't have any information about the next world championships. The latest official news is that the russian federation was evaluating its organization in June. Nothing has been confirmed yet.
The 2008 international season will start in March with the 2nd Maia international Acro Cup in Maia, Portugal.

March 2008 :

6th
The calendar page has been updated.
The 2007 World Cup Finals results have been modified to reflect the sanctions given to 2 russian gymnasts after a positive doping control.

June 2008 :

11th

2008 World Championships
After Russia's withdrawal as host for the 2008 world championships, the FIG executive committee gave permission to the British federation to organise the event, along with the World age group competition in Glasgow, Scotland from September 29 to October 13.
Our thanks to the British Federation for their bid and to the FIG EC for allowing this exception to the calendar.

2009 - 2012 Acro TC elections
The list of candidates for the different official functions for the next olympic cycle are posted on the FIG website. For the Acro-TC, two members of the current TC are candidates for its presidency, i.e. Ms Rosy Taeymans from Belgium and Ms Tonya Case from the USA.
Here below are the candidates for a member position within the next committee.
The elections will be held during the next FIG congress in Helsinki (FIN) on October 17-19, 2008.

- Ms Rosy Tayemans          BEL    Former member
- Ms Tonya Case             USA    Former member
- Ms Irina Nikitina         RUS    Former member
- Mr Yangling LI            CHN    Former member
- Mr Raul Correia           POR    Former member
- Ms Wieslawa Milewska      POL    New
- Mr Karl Wharton           GBR    New
- Mr Frank Böhm             GER    New

14th
The 2008 World Championships and World age group competitions are added on the calendar page.

28th
The 2007 European Championships and 2008 World Cup Series results are now available.
The archive page has been updated.
Some links pages have been cleaned up and updated.

July 2008 :

13th
The federations page and some links pages have been updated.
The 2013 World Games are added on the calendar page.

FIG news
The FIG moved from Moutier to Lausanne, Switzerland.
A new website which should make its debut in July 08.
The council decision directly affecting acro are :
- the elimination of World Cup Finals as of January, 2009;
- in the future, gymnasts refusing anthropometric measurements will be sanctionned;
- as of January 1, 2009, any senior or junior gymnast wishing to participate in an international competition will need a license to do so.

Back to Duisburg
The Annual General Assembly (AGM) of the International World Games Association (IWGA) held on 3 June in Athens, Greece, ratified the Executive Committee's decision to award The World Games 2013 to Duisburg and Düsseldorf by acclamation.

26th

The 2009-12 code of points
The 2009-2012 code of points and tables of difficulty are online on the FIG website.

The new code doesn't contain any radical changes compaired to the current one. The biggest modifications are related to the individual elements.
- The choreographic elements have no difficulty value.
- The number of individual elements evaluated for difficulty is now limited to 6 maximum.
- In the dynamic and combined exercises, a minimum of one salto from category 2 must be performed.
Also, the attire related penalties are taken out of the artistic score and given by the CJP.

August 2008 :

8th
The calendar page has been updated.

UEG : New competition format
For the period 2009-2012, the UEG will test a new competition format at the European Championships.
- Federations may enter 2 pairs/groups in each category; only one from each country in each category (the one with the highest score) may proceed to the final.
- There will be individual finals for Balance and Dynanic. Gymnasts may enter may enter one, two or all three events :
  > Individual Balance [qualification and final]
  > Individual Dynamic [qualification and final]
  > Overall [Balance + Dynamic + Combined]
- The overall title will be decided by the total scores from Balance + Dynamic + Combined.

October 2008 :

2nd
The calendar page has been updated.

14th
The 2008 World Championships results are now available.

2009 European Championships
According to a UEG calendar, the 2009 European Championships could be organised in Vila do Conde, Portugal. This information still needs to be confirmed the calendar mentions.

19th
The 2008 World Championships results have been corrected.

2009 - 2012 Acro TC elections
The elections for the 2009-2012 technical committee were help during the FIG congress in Helsinki (FIN).
The next acro TC will be composed as follow :

 - Tonya Case (USA)               President
 - Irina Nikitina (RUS)           Member
 - Dr. Yanling LI (CHN)           Member
 - Rosy Taeymans (BEL)            Member
 - Raul Correira (POR)            Member
 - Karl Wharton (GBR)             Member
 - Wieslawa MILEWSKA (POL)        Member

November 2008 :

12th
The calendar page has been updated.

December 2008 :

12th
More competitions are added on the calendar page.
The link to the Bulgarian federation website is added on the federations and the links pages.

17th
Several links pages have been updated.

January 2009 :

4th
The FIG Committee pages are updated in the inf ormation section.

Duisburg and Düsseldorf renounce to organise the 2013 World Games.
Event though the IWGA gave them the organization of the 2013 World Games, serious financial problems forced the cities of Duisburg and Düsseldorf to renounce.
The IWGA is working to find a new host for these games.

March 2009 :

6th
The french cup is added on the calendar page.
The 18th Stars above the Boug river tournament results are now available. Thank you to the Ukrainian Gymnastics Federation for sending them.
Problems with the 2001 European Championships photos have been fixed.

May 2009 :

6th
The Acro Newsletter Nr 1 is available on the FIG website.

31th

The 2009-12 code of points
The revised code published after the intercontinental judges course contains some modifications for the groups, mainly for the women's group balance exercise.
- Transitions have no difficulty value.
- One pyramid may be performed with two base positions. Difficulty credit will be given for both base positions even if they are from the same category.

FIG Executive Committee and Council meetings.
The FIG Executive Committee and Council meet in Lillestroem (NOR), May 21 -24, 2009. Here below are some of the decisions made official during these meetings :

In parallel to these meetings, the FIG also held the drawing of lots for the 4 disciplines participating in the 8th edition of the World Games.
Click here to download it from the FIG website.

July 2009 :

14th
2010 World Championships to be held in Poland next July
During the World Cup Series in St Paul, MN, USA, Ms Tonya Case announced that the next World Championships will be held in Poland next July.
Today (July 14, 2009), the information has been officially published on the FIG website. The host city will be Wroclaw and the competition dates are set for July 10-12 (age groups) and July 16-18 (World Chanpionships).

The 2010 World Championships is added on the calendar page.
The results of the Freedom Cup and the World Cup Serie are now available.

19th
More results (recent and older) have been added.

23rd
2013 World Games organiser announced
The IWGA has decided to grant the hosting of the 9th World Games to Cali, Colombia.
A letter of Intent has been signed during the World Games in Kaohsiung and the official contract between Cali and the IWGA should be signed in September 2009.

The 2013 World Games information is updated on the calendar page.

The 2009 World Games results are available via the results and the archive pages.

31st
The 2010 Flanders International Acro Cup is added on the calendar page.

September 2009 :

19th
The 2009 Veliky Novgorod World Cup results are available on the results page.
I found more detailed results of the 2006 World Championships finals and updated my page accordingly.
More 2004 results have been added and some broken links to external websites removed.

29th
Quadruple saltos are banned.
During its ordinary meeting from September 23-25, the F.I.G. Executive Committee has ruled to banned the quadruple saltos in acrobatic gymnastics, effective immediately.

October 2009 :

3rd
The European age group games results are available via the results and the archive pages.
Some national championships are added on the calendar page.

November 2009 :

15th
Several 2010 meets are added on the calendar page.

New U.E.G. Technical Committee.
During its Congress held November 06-07, 2009 in Tel Aviv (ISR), the U.E.G. renewed its committees.
Laurie COLTON (GBR) has been re-elected president of the Acro TC.
The members of the new technical committee for acrobatic gymnastics are :

Congratulations to all of them.

March 2010 :

15th
More 2010 meets are added on the calendar page and the 2009 ones are removed from it.
The 2010 World Championships website is added on the links page.

23rd
2010 World Championships.
The official website of the 2010 World Championships and World age Groups is now online at
www.worldchampionships2010.pl

May 2010 :

8th
The first 2011 meet is added on the calendar page and the 2009 ones are removed from it.
The SC Riesa website is added on the links page.
Several 2010 meet results are added on the results page.

24th
2010 World Championships.
The draw for the 2010 World Championships and World age Groups is available on the FIG website
World Championships
World Age Groups

More 2010 and 2011 meets are added on the c alendar page and the 2009 ones are removed from it.
The website akrobatisch.de is added on the links page.
The 2010 Volkov Cup and Sachsenpokal results are added on the results page.

September 2010 :

17th
More 2010 and 2011 meets are added on the calendar page. I also started a new format starting with the 2011 meets. This was inspired by the calendar on akrobastisch.de and my archives page. I hope you like it!
I may try a similar format for my results page later.
More 2010 and older results are added on the results page.

October 2010 :

17th
European Team Championships.
Clik here to access the European Team Championships website.

November 2010 :

11th
The results of the 2009 and 2010 European competitions are added on the results and archives pages.
The calendar page has been updated.

22nd
In Memoriam Dr. Patricia Wade.
It is with great sadness that I learned from the FIG website that Dr Patricia Wade passed away today November 22, 2010.
I had the honor to meet and talk with Dr Wade during the 2001 European Championships in Faro, Portugal. Later I exchanged a few emails with her. Even though, we met only once, she never failed to answer with nice and encouraging words. The courage with which she faced her illness can only force admiration for this truly remarkable Lady. I will miss her.
To her family and friends, I extend my sincere condolences.

January 2011 :

17th
AGU General Assembly.
During its ordinary general assembly held on December 19-20, 2010 in Doha (QAT), the Asian Gymnastics Union (AGU) elected Mrs Aigul Biyekenova (KAZ) president of its ACRO technical committee.
Congratulations Mrs Biyekenova!

World Cup in Portugal cancelled.
Due to delays in the merger of the Portuguese Trampoline and Sports Acrobatics Federation (FPTDA) and the Portuguese Gymnastics Federation (FGP), the latter decided to cancel the Acro World Cup in Maia.
The Maia Cup is not affected by this decision and will go ahead as normal.

The last results of the 2010 competitive season are added on the results page.
The calendar page has been updated.

25th
The 7th International Tournament Winobranie is added on the calendar page.

April 2011 :

5th
The World Cup Series in Forli is added on the calendar page.

May 2011 :

18th
Acro Newsletter Nr 4
The Acro Newsletter Nr 4 is available on the FIG website.

The calendar page has been updated with a.o. the UEG Training Camp, the code of Points symposium and the 2012 and 2014 World Championships.
The website akrobatisch.de added actually is akrobastisch.de . This typo has been fixed on the links page.
Pictures from the FIAC are published on the photos page.
Results from 10 different 2011 meets have been added on the results page.

28th
More meets have been added on the calendar page.
3 more pictures from the FIAC are published on the photos page.

June 2011 :

15th
More pictures from the FIAC are published on the photos page. The NDP Finals and the Austrain Championships 2011 have been added on the results page.
5 events have been added on the calendar page.

July 2011 :

14th
Acro World Age Group Rules 2012.
As announced in the Acro Newsletter Nr 4, the Acro TC worked on a new version of the World Age Group Rules. The new document is now available on the FIG website.
This new version will take effect January 1st, 2012.

Li Yanling resigned.
Mr. Li Yanling (CHN) resigned from the FIG Acro TC. No official announcement has been made on the FIG website but the new World Age Group Rules mention him as "Resigned Member" and his name has been removed from the FIG Directory.
Mr Li Yanling was elected member of the FIG Acro TC in 2004 and re-elected in 2008.

25th
The last pictures from the FIAC are now on the photos page.
Old (2008) and new results (US Acro Cup, Dutch and German national Championships) have been added on the results page.
The calendar page has been updated.
Several links pages have been updated and cleaned up.
Following their merger earlier this year, the fptda is replaced with the Portuguese gymnastics federation on the federations and the links pages.

26th
2012 World Cup & provisional calendar.
The F.I.G. published today on its website the rules for the World Cup 2012 and a provisional calendar.
According to this calendar, there will be only one World Cup Acro in 2012 and the World Championships is set for April 16-18 next year. The World Age Group Competitions will follow on April 20-22. Beware these dates are provisional and will have to be confirmed.

2011 European Championships.
The definitive registration for the European Championships are available on the U.E.G. website.

The 2012 World Cup and the provisional dates for the 2012 World Championships and World Age Groups are on the calendar page.

29th
The results of the US national Championships have been added on the results page.

August 2011 :

30th
2012 World Championships at Disney World, Orlando, Florida.
Today, the F.I.G. and the USA Gymnastics federation published a press release announcing that the World Championships will be held on April 16-18, 2012 at the ESPN Wide World of Sports at the Disney World Resort, Orlando, Florida.
The World Age Group Competition is scheduled for April 20-22, 2012.
The press release is available on the federations websites.
FIG
USAG

The calendar page has been updated with the 2012 World Championships and World Age Groups city.
The 2012 World Championships and 2013 World Games have been added on the archives pages.
The UEG and FIG Committee pages are updated in the information section.
The Potsdamer Sportakrobaten have a link on this website.

September 2011 :

1st
2011 European Championships.
The European Championships starting order is available on the U.E.G. website.

4th
The results from Zielona Góra (World Cup and Winobranie) have been added on the results page.

6th
2011 Zwingerpokal and 2012 MIAC invitations.
Per the organizers requests, here are the invitations for 2 international meets, the Zwingerpokal held in Dresdeni, Germany December 2nd-4th, 2011 and the Maia International Acro Cup scheduled for February 29th - March 4th, 2012 in Maia, Portugal.
Zwingerpokal : english - Deutsch
Maia International Acro Cu p

The Zwingerpokal with its invitation as well as the MIAC invitation have been added on the calendar page.

14th
European Championships - Spectator travel info.
The Varna airport will be closed from October 15 for runway rehabilitation. During the works flights from and to Varna will be serviced by Burgas airport and for the passengers will be offered free bus transportation between both airports (approximately 150Km).
If you are travelling on your own (not with a national team) to the European Championships, you should contact your airline for further information.
Sources :
Varna airport
British Gymnastics - Acro news

More 2012 meets have been added on the calendar page.

20th
Blogs seems to ne trendy so, I added a section for them on the links page. I also added links to some wikipedia pages as I began to contribute there as wel l.
The results from the World Cup in Vityazevo, Russia are available on the results page.

October 2011 :

10th
European Championships.
There is now an official website and facebook page for the coming european Championships.
The nominative entries for the age group and the seniors are available on the UEG website.

The European Championships website is added on the links page.
and the calendar page.
More meets have been added on the calendar page.
The results from the Gutenbergpokal and the German team championships are available on the results page.

22nd
The calendar page has been updated.

24th
The results from the European Age Group Competition are available on the results page.

November 2011 :

5th
2012 World Cup Series.
In addition to the MIAC, Maia will also host a FIG World Cup Series Category B.
Check out the competition official website for more information.

The results from the European Competitions have been added on the results and the archives pages.
Teams from Canada and the USA have been added on the links page.

9th
More events were added on the calendar page.
Irish Gymnastics is now Gymnastics Ireland and has a new website. The federations page and the links page are updated to reflect the change.

11th
2012 World Cup Series.
During its November 06-08, 2011 meeting, the FIG Executive committee approved a World Cup event in Veliky Novgorod, Russia on September 9, 2012.
This is good news for acro because there must be at least 3 World Cup competitions in a given year to have a World Cup Series. With Maia and Aalen already on the calendar, acro has now reached this minimum for 2012.

The Veliky Novgorod World Cup event and the 2013 Intercontinental Judges' course are added on the calendar page.

18th
The results from the World Cup in Forli, Italy are available on the results page.

28th
The final 2011 World rankings are available on the results page.
More 2012 events are added on the calendar page.

December 2011 :

The UEG course for Acro coaches is added on the calendar page.
The Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation is added on the federations page and the links page.

January 2012 :

4th
2011 events have been removed and more 2012 meets are added on the calendar page.
The results from the Zwingerpokal, the British Open and the Grand Prix Polski are available on the results page.

7th
2012 World Championships and World Age Group Competition.
Information about these competitions is available at the following url : http://usagym.org/pages/acro/events/2012/worlds.html

The dates and location of some national events (FRA & USA) are added on the calendar page.

13th
World Games 2017
This January 12, 2012, the executive committee of the International World Games Association attributed the organization of World Games 2017 to the city of Wroclaw, Poland.
Please consult the International World Games Association website for more information.

The World Games 2017 are added on the calendar page.

February 2012 :

1st
More 2012 meets are added on the calendar page.
The Asian Gymnastics Union is added on the x links page.

18th
The U.S. Acro Cup also served as the USA World team selection meet. It's results are available on the results page.
The Mayor's Cup is added on the calendar page.
The European Gymnastics Union has a new website. The links page is updated accordingly.

20th
2012 World Championships and World Age Group Competition.
The definitive registration and drawing of lots are available on the FIG website.
- World Championships page
- World Age Group page

27th
FIG ACRO Newsletter #5
The ACRO Technical Newsletter #5 was posted today on the FIG website, in the newsletters section.

The 21st Stars Above the Bough River and Klokan Cup competitions results are available here.

March 2012 :

10th
The results of the World Cup in Maia, the MIAC anf the GIAC are available on the results page

16th
2012 World Championships and World Age Group Competition.
The nominative registration are available on the FIG website.
- World Championships page
- World Age Group page

The 2012 Austrian Championships and 2013 Belgian Championships added on the calendar page.

22th
The Acrobatic Celtic Cup results have been added on the results page

April 2012 :

12th
World Championships : some statistics.
The coming World Championships will the 5th World event help in the United States and the second World Championships outside of Europe, the first one being the 1994 edition in Beijing, China. Previous world events held in the USA were the 1983 World Cup in Cedar Rapids, the 1987 World Cup in Baton Rouge, the 1997 Junior World Championships in Hawai and the 2009 World Cup Series in St Paul.
With the participation of countries from South America, namely Brazil and Columbia, it is the first time that all continents will be represented at an Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships. The other country participating for the first time (at least in recent history) is Tajikistan. These 3 new countries however didn't help increasing the overall participation as delegations from the Czech Republic, Spain, Georgia, Lithuania and Moldova will be missed.

Errata (2011-04-22) :
- The 2009 World Cup series was missing in the previous version of this post.
- Tajikistan registered a men's pair but they did not compete.

Source of information :
- FIG : World Championships and World Cup Finals
- 2012 World Championships microsite
- sportsacrobatics.info : Archive page

The Flanders International Acro Cup results have been added on the results page

22nd
The World Championships results and a first set of pictures are available on the corresponding pages.

29th
Sabrina Hegele re-elected as athlete representative.
During the World Championships, the gymnasts had a change to elect their representative in the athlete commission for the next olympic cycle.
According to akrobastisch.de, Sabrina Hegele from Germany was the only candidate and was re-elected. Congratulations Sabrina!

The World Age Group Competitions results have been added.
Pictures from the World Championships, session 4 (WP & MG) have been added on the photos page.
The invitation for the 13th Sachsenpokal is online. It can be downloaded via the calendar page.

May 2012 :

8th
The Belgian Championships results are available on the results page.

11th
No Men's Pair at the World Cup in Aalen.
The nominative entries for the World Cup in Aalen are available on the FIG website and they are once again disappointing.
Only 7 countries are sending gymnasts to Aalen and not a single Men's pair is to be found on the nominative list. Without the Mixed pair from Portugal, this category barely reaches the limit of 4 participating countries. Just like at the first stage, in Maia, the Women's pairs and Men's group events don't reach that limit.

21st
Pictures from the World Championships, sessions 6 & 9 (MP) have been added on th e photos page.

June 2012 :

3rd
The results from Swidnica and Aalen have been uploaded.

7th
Pictures from the World Championships, Mixed pairs combined exercise, have been added on the photos page.

10th
The invitation for the 1st International Breda Open Acrobatics Cup is online. It can be downloaded via the calendar page.

27th
The 2013-2016 Acro TC Candidates.
The next congress to be help in Cancun (MEX) on October 25 - 27, 2012 will elect the FIG leaders for the 2013-2016 Olympic cycle. Last week, the FIG published the list of candidates for these elections. The FIG received 135 valid candidatures from 55 member federations for a total of 90 open positions.
Here below are the candidates for the next Acro technical committee.

TC President
- Ms. Rosy Tayemans          BEL    New
TC Members
- Ms. Rosy Tayemans          BEL    Former member
- Ms. Tonya Case             USA    Former President
- Ms. Irina Nikitina         RUS    Former member
- Mr. Karl Wharton           GBR    Former member
- Ms. Nikolina Hristova      BUL    New
- Mr. Valiantsin Hubenok     BLR    New
- Mr. Frank Böhm             GER    New
- Mr. Iurii Golyak           UKR    New

The World Games test event and the 2013 MIAC have been added on the calendar page.

July 2012 :

5th
Pictures from the World Championships, women's pairs and women's groups combined exercise, have been added on the photos page.

17th
Three events have been added on the calendar page.

August 2012 :

3rd
The Kristin Allen Acrobatic Gymnastics Foundation.
Cirque du Soleil performer and former Mixed Pair World Champion Kristin Allen created a foundation to help acrobatic gymnasts. The foundation now raised over $25,000, the minimum required in the USA to obtain the non-profit organization status.
More information about the foundation and its activities can be found on its website and its facebook page.

The last pictures from the World Championships, men's groups combined exercise, have been added on the photos page.
The US national championships results have been added on the results page.
The Kristin Allen Foundation is added on the links page.

25th
The 2013 World Cup Series competitions have been added on the calendar page.

26th
The 2012 Winti Cup results have been added on the results page.

September 2012 :

9th
The next TC meeting and some more 2013 competitions have been added on the calendar page.
The Spanish Gymnastics Federation moved its website, the federations and the links pages are updated accordingly.

23rd
The results from the World Cup in Veliki Novgorod, the Winobranie and a few national championships have been added on the results page.
New on the calendar page : the 2013 Dutch national championships.

October 2012 :

8th
Two competitions have been added on the calendar page, one for next month and one for next year.
On the links page, 4 team websites have been included.

17th
The Acro-Cup (with invitation and forms) has been added on the calendar page.
New on the results page : the 2012 World Ranking and the Gutenberg Pokal.

27th
2013-2016 Acro TC : Election results
The elections for the 2013-2016 FIG officials were held this Friday October 26, 2012 at the 79th FIG Congress in Cancun, MEX.
Here below are the results for the Acro TC committee.

TC President
- Ms. Rosy Tayemans          BEL
TC Members
- Ms. Tonya Case             USA
- Ms. Irina Nikitina         RUS
- Mr. Karl Wharton           GBR
- Ms. Nikolina Hristova      BUL
- Mr. Frank Böhm             GER
- Mr. Iurii Golyak           UKR

Congratulations to all of them.

30th
The King Edmund International Competition (with invitation) has been added to the calendar page.
The archives page has been updated.

November 2012 :

2nd
The Brazilian National Championship has been added to the calendar page.

12th
2013-2016 Rules
The Code of Points, Tables of Difficulty and Age Group Rules for the 2013-2016 cycle are available on the F.I.G. website.

The spanish team "Club Flic Flac" is added on the links page.

15th
The invitation for the GIAC is on the calendar page. This update also includes the 2013 Asian Championships and several national and international meets in Germany.
The results of the Grand Prix Polski, the German National and National team championships have been added on the results page.

22nd
The Sofia International Acro Cup has been added on the calendar page.
The results of the International Czeck Championships and the Sachsenpokal have been added on the results page.

December 2012 :

9th
The results of the British Open and the Breda Open Acro Cup have been added on the results page.
The calendar page has 3 more meets. For the international judges courses, please consult the FIG calendar.
Some British and Dutch websites have been added on the links page. Some failing links have been removed.

January 2013 :

6th
The FIG Technical Committee pages have been updated in the information section.
The Erzgebirgscup results have been added.

12th
The international meet "Ciudad de Granada" is on the calendar page and its organizing club is on the links page.

25th
Updated the calendar page with the dates and location of the Asian Championships and added the invitation for the international meet "Ciudad de Granada".

28th

A great surprise
This week-end, I received the results from the 2 first World Championships and made them available on the archives page. I should receive more over the coming days and will keep updating that page as I receive them.
My eternal gratitude goes to Mrs Gizela Zielinska who is sending me these precious documents.

The 1974 and 1976 World Championships results are available on the archives page.

February 2013 :

1st
A new section is being added on the links page : Acrobatics videos.

9th
The 2013-2016 Rules
The Tables of Difficulty, updated after the intercontinental judges course, are available on the F.I.G. website.
The updated Code of Points should be published there soon.

The 1975 and 1977 World Cup results are available on the archives page.

16th
The invitation for two international meets are available via the calendar page : The 1st Turin Cup and the 2013 Gutenberg Cup.
Links to the Russian and Ukranian Sports Acrobatics federations websites have been added on the corresponding links page.

More results are available on the archives page.

19th

More results are available on the archives page.

26th
The first 2013 results are those from the Klokan Cup.
The Open Baltic Kinder and Irtyshskiye Zory have added on the calendar page.
Results from 1993 are now available on the archives page.

March 2013 :

2nd
The invitation for the Winobranie tournament has been added on the calendar page.
More IFSA results have been added on the archives page.

9th
Acro Newsletter
The first Acro Newsletter for this olympic cycle is available on the F.I.G. website.

More IFSA results have been added on the archives page.

19th
The results from the Maia World Cup, the Maia International Acro Cup, the US Acro Cup and the 2012 French Championships have been added.

24th
The invitation for the Waldviertel-Cup has been added on the calendar page.

April 2013 :

5th
The archives page now has results for every IFSA competition ever organized! Some of them are partial results, if you have results that are missing on this page please consider sendding them to me.

13th
Four new meets are added on the results page: the Stars above the Bough River, the Traditionsturnier, the Acro Cup in Albershausen and the Flanders International Acro Cup.

19th
2013-2016 Rules
The ACRO Code of Points, updated after the Intercontinental Judges' Course, is now available on the F. I.G. website.

I found out yesterday that ACRO national championships are organized in India. Even thought it already is a past event, I added the 2013 edition on the calendar page. The results from last year championships have been added on the results page.

25th
The international Competition in Tallinn, EST has been added on the calendar page.
The results of the International Tournament in Warsau, POL are available on the results page.
I am still working on the archives page. The missing results from the 1986 World Championships have bee added, many thanks to Sandrine Bouvet for finding them. The 1989 World Cup/European Championships are now in the latin alphabet.

May 2013 :

7th
The results of the Asian Championships and the 2012 Polish National Championships are available on this website.

The calendar page now has information about the Volkov Cup, the FIG Academy in Panama and a few 2014 dates to be confirmed.

12th
New Athletes' Commission delegate
The Athletes' delegates are now voting members of the FIG Technical Committee for their respective discipline. Since there can only be one member per country in each Technical Committee, Sabrina Hegele had to resign from her position when Frank Böhm was elected member of the ACRO TC.
The elections to replace Sabrina were held at the FIG World Cup in Sofia (BUL) and Alya Ahmadova from Azerbaidjan has been elected as the FIG Athletes' Commission ACRO delegate. We wish her success in her new position.

The results of the Belgian Championships are available on the results page. Links to the British Championships and Coupe de France results were also added on this page.
The Polish National Championships has been added on the calendar page.
Small corrections on the archives page.

22th
The Sharlene Slater International Cup (with invitation) has been added on the calendar page.
New results : The World Cup in Sofia and World ranking; the Sofia International Cup; the German and Portuguese Championsips.

25th
The Australian National Club Championships has been added on the calendar page. This competition is also open to international athletes and includes open age group competitions.

27th
The results of the International Spring Tournament to commemorate Henryk Chmielewski are available on the results page.

June 2013 :

5th
The results of the International Waldviertel Cup and the Geneva International Acro Cup are available on the results page.
The 2014 Geneva International Acro Cup has been added on the calendar page.

12th
The results of the Polish Seniors National Championships are available on the results page.
The UEG training Camp has been cancelled. The calendar page is updated accordingly.

July 2013 :

6th
The Dutch National Championships has been added on the results page.
The Breda Open Acrobatics Cup is the latest addition on the calendar page.

17th
The first European Games.
At the 41st EOC General Assembly in Rome (ITA) on 7-8 December of 2012, the 49 National Olympic Committees of Europe voted in favor of creating the European Games. The first edition will be help in June 2015 in Baku (AZE).
In an interview published by the UEG, Laurie Colton mentions the inclusion of the Acrobatic Gymnastics in the European Games as "the most important and fullfilling event during my career with Acrobatics".
This is indeed great news for our sport. Rendez-vous in Baku in June 2015!

The Turin Acro Cup has been added on the results page.
Several pages in the links section. A few links were added while some others, which don't seem to work anymore, were removed.
The first European Games have been added on the calendar page.

30th
The British Tournament is now the Pat Wade Classic and the invitation is on the FIG calendar. My own calendar page is updated accordingly.

August 2013 :

4th
The World Games have been added on the results page and the archive pages.
The 2014 Winti Cup has been added on the calendar page.

September 2013 :

1st
The European Championships.
The European Championships are fast approaching. The definive entries are on the UEG website and the nominative entries are due September 25. The Championships official website is also online.

The 2013 European Championships official website is added on the links page.

6th
The first Thermi Acro Cup has been added on the calendar page.

12th
The Winobranie Tournament and the US National Championships have been added on the results page.
The Zeestern Trials have been added on the calendar page.
The Kristin Allen Foundation is now the Acrobatic Gymnastics Foundation. The links page has been updated accordingly.

13th
The 3 World Cup events for 2014 have been added on the calendar page.

22nd
The 2014-2017 UEG Acro TC candidates
It is in the frame of the 25th Assembly which will be held in Portorož (SLO), December 6 to 7, that the UEG will renew its authorities for a new 4-year cycle, 2014 - 2017. The UEG published the lists of candidates for these elections.
Here below are the candidates for the next UEG technical committee for Acrobatic Gymnastics.

TC President
- Ms. Carine Charlier        FRA    New
TC Members
- Ms. Carine Charlier        FRA    Former
- Mr. Bernardo Graca Tomas   POR    Former
- Ms. Kerstin Hoffman        GER    Former
- Ms. Halyna Kovalchuk       UKR    Former
- Mr. Dmitrii Vinnikov       RUS    Former
- Ms. Urszula Wojtkowiak     POL    Former
- Mr. Nikolay Ivanov         BUL    New
- Ms. Melanie Sanders        GBR    New
- Ms. Zhanna Yushko          BLR    New

24th
Partial results of the Volkov Cup have been added on the results page.
The 2nd Turin Acro Cup has been added on the calendar page.

October 2013 :

5th
The 2014 World Championships
The website akrobastisch.de just announced that the 2014 World Championships and World Age Group Competitions will be organised during the first 2 weeks of Juli in Paris, France.
Let's hope the FIG and the French Gymnastique Federation will soon make an official announcement with the exact dates.

The 2014 World Championships have been moved to July on the calendar page.

12th
The European Championships.
The nominative entries for the European Championships and the European Age Group Games are availale are on the UEG website.

The 1st Swiss Acro Cup has been added on the calendar page.

23rd
The results of the EAGC have been added on the results page.

November 2013 :

5th
The European Championships have been added on the results and the archives pages.
The Winobranie Tournament has been added on the calendar page.

8th
The 2014 Grand Prix of Poland and Stars Above the Boug River have been added on the calendar page.

14th
The 1973 IFSA Congress minutes have been added on the archives page.
The 2014 World Championships dates, as published on ffgym.com, have been added o n the calendar page.

23rd
40 years!
This November marks the 40th anniversary of the creation of the International Sports Acrobatics Federation. The Constituent Congress was held on November 22-23, 1973 in Moscow with participants from Bulgaria, Cuba, Eastern and Western Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, Poland, the USA, the USSR an one observer from Yugoslavia.
Mr Stoil Sotirov was then elected President of the IFSA and he kept this position until, 25 years later, the 1998 Congress approved the federation merger within the FIG.
During its 25 years of existence, the federation organised World Championships, World Cups and European Championships in both Acrobatic Gymnastics (then known as Sports Acrobatics) and Tumbling. It received the olympic recognition in 1985 but never managed to have its disciplines included in the Olympic Games program. Sports Acrobatics was first included in the World Games program in its 3rd edition in 1993 in The Hague, The Netherlands.

To celebrate this 40th anniversary, I have the pleasure to share with you, my readers, the minutes of the Constituent Congress of the International Sports Acrobatics Federation. Many thanks to Gizela Zielinska who sent me the document.

The anniversary will be commemorated during the FIG Executive Committee meeting on November 22,2013 and might be celebrated during the inaugural Pat Wade Classic over the week-end.
Click here for the news entry on the FIG website.

Other notable milestones include the 60th anniversary of the Polish Sports Acrobatics Federation celebrated last year, and 65 years of Acrobatic Gymnastics in Rzeszów, Poland which will be celebrated during the Grand Prix of Poland, November 22-24, 2013.

More past and future events can be found on the results and the calendar pages.

29th
FIG News
Some of the decisions made by the FIG Executive Committee during its meeting November 21-22, 2013 affect the Acrobatic Gymnastics :
 - The 24th Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships 2014 will be held in Levallois (FRA), July 10 - 12.
 - Following the World Games in Cali, the Acrobatic Gymnastics Technical Committee proposed modifications to its Code of Points. The Executive Committee approved them and they will come into force as of May 1, 2014.

The day after the Executive Committee meeting, the Acrobatic Gymnastics Technical Committee meet in Stoke-on-Trent, during the Pat Wade Classic.

One can expect to find on the FIG website, a new Code of Points and, maybe, a new Acro Newsletter in the coming weeks.

Sources : FIG, British Gymnastics.

30th
A video from the 1st World Championships is available on youtube. A link to this movie has been added on the arch ives page.
The Grand Prix and the Pat Wade Classic are available on the results page.

December 2013 :

4th
Several meets have been added on the calendar page.
The results from the Breda Open Acro Cup can be found on the results page.
Some new links have been added or updated on the links and the federations pag es.

9th
The 2014-2017 UEG Acro TC

The UEG authorities elections for the 2014-2017 cycle were held during its 25th Congress in Portorož (SLO), December 6 to 7, 2013.

Mrs Carine Charlier ran unopposed and is elected President of the ACRO TC.
The elected members of this committee are :

- Mr. Bernardo Graca Tomas   POR    Former
- Ms. Kerstin Hoffmann       GER    Former
- Ms. Halyna Kovalchuk       UKR    Former
- Ms. Melanie Sanders        GBR    New
- Mr. Dmitrii Vinnikov       RUS    Former
- Ms. Urszula Wojtkowiak     POL    Former

The invitation to the 2014 International Gutenberg Cup can be found on the calendar page. The 2013 events have been removed from this page.
The Zwinger Acro Cup results have been added on the results page.

13th
The 3rd Acro Newsletter

The third Acro Newsletter for this olympic cycle is available on the F.I.G. website.
It includes, among other things, the changes to the Code of Points approved by the FIG Executive Committee during its November meeting. These affect the additional value for difficulty above 10, and some execution and artistry deductions. They will be effective June 1st, 2014.
2014-01-03 : new link on the FIG temporary website.

18th
The May 4th week-end will be a busy one. Check it out on the calendar page.

January 2014 :

3rd
The 2014 World Championships
As confirmed in the latest FIG Acro newsletter and on the FIG website, the 2014 World Championships will be held in Levallois-Perret which is in the north-western suburbs of Paris. The World Age Group Competitions are scheduled for June 29th - July 6th with the competition held on July 2nd - 5th and the World Championships will follow July 6th - 13th with competition days set for July 10th - 12th.

The UEG pages are updated with the 2013 election results in the information section.

5th
A new website for the FIG
The FIG is working on a new design for its website and, in the meantime, shows temporary webpages.
Unfortunately, this means that several links here above are not working anymore. Sorry about that.

22nd
The first European Games
The UEG announced it is proposing an original format for the gymnastics competitions during the first European Games. All six disciplines will share the podium and alternate during the same session.
A test event will be organized beginning 2015 to allow everyone involved to become familiar with this new concept.
source.

The invitation for the 2nd Turin Acro Cup is available via the calendar page.

February 2014 :

2nd
The Klokan Cup and some national competitions are added on the calendar page.
The 1st European Games website is added on the links page.

21st
Some news from the FIG
A Q and A with Rosy Taeymans, FIG Acrobatic Technical Committee President was published on February 12.
The FIG announced that Konrad Zielinski turned 80 on February 19th. Happy birthday Konrad!
The "Stars above the Boug River" competition has been cancelled due to the current unrest in Ukraine. www.fedintgym.com/site/node/45.

25th
Updated Code Of Points
The third Acro newsletter announced modification to the Code of Points effective June 1st, 2014. The updated version of the Code of Points is available on the FIG website, in the rules section.
Surf to the rules section and click on "Acrobatic Gymnastics.
In the ACRO CoP 2013-2016 raw, do not believe the "Updated 17 APR 2013" mention, click on the "EN" and you'll receive the January 2014 version.

28th
Acro Newsletter Nr 4
The Acrobatics Gymnastics Newsletter Nr 4 is available on the FIG website.
It announces that Acrobatic Gymnastics will be part of the opening ceremony of the 2014 FIFA football (soccer) World Cup, on June 12 in Sao Polo (BRA).
It also includes a report of the level 1 FIG academy in South Africa and a call from the FIG media team to promote Acro whenever we can.

March 2014 :

8th
The 2014 World Championships
The provisional registrations for the World Championships and the World Age Group Competitions are available on the FIG website. They can be accessed via the calendar.
23 countries sent registrations for the World Championships and 33 for the WAGC.
For the World Championships, if all the registrations are confirmed, there will be 10 womens' pairs, 12 men's pairs, 21 mixed pairs, 25 womens' groups and 15 mens' groups.

10th
The Maia International Acro Cup results have been added.

April 2014 :

5th
The first European Games
Mixed pairs and women's groups only
The UEG is publishing on its website a page dedicated to the 1st European Games.
This page contains UEG news, a newsletter from the games organising committee and the qualification criteria.
These documents show that only the women's group and the mixed pairs will compete at the games.

The selection event will be the 2014 World Championships. The top 10 European countries at this competition will qualify for the European Games. If Azerbaijan, the organising country, is not one of the top ten, an 11th pair or group from this country will be allowed.

A new website for the FIG
Three months after announcing that it is preparing a new website, the FIG officially launched it on March 31, 2014. In addition to its new look, the new website allows the affiliated federations, and give them the responsibility, to keep their own information up to date.

8th
The Acro Newsletter Nr 5
The Acrobatic Gymnastics Newsletter Nr 5 is available on the FIG website.
The Technical Committee discussed the issue of stylistic variations. Its decision is included in this newsletter. You'll also find other clarifications and an article about the 40 years anniversary of Acrobatic Gymnastics and World Championships.

22nd
The 2014 World Championships
The definitive registrations for the World Championships and the World Age Group Competitions are available on the Championships official website.
For the World Championships, 3 countries, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands and Porto Rico, regrettably didn't confirm their provisional registration. The 20 other countries confirmed.
32 countries will take part in the World Age Group Competitions. Only Porto Rico didn't confirm its provisional registration.

The nominative registration are due by June 11th at the latest.

May 2014 :

7th
The 2014 World Championships
The Draw of Lots are available on the FIG website and it reveals a couple surprises.
First, Porto Rico should be present with a senior men's pair and 11 gymnasts in the WAGC after all. The biggest surprise however is the sudden appearance of North Korea with a women's pair and a women's group. Looking at the 2013 Asian Championships results, no one should be shocked to see them earn a spot in the finals.

10th
Another rule change
Ahead of the Council, the FIG Executive Committee held a meeting on May 07-08 in Kuwait City (KUW). It was decided during this meeting to linit the number of elements in Acrobatic Gymnastics starting January 1, 2015.
Only 8 elements will count for difficulty in the Balance and Dynamic exercises, 10 in the Combined exercises.
The number of individual elements will be limited to 3 for the Balance and Dynamic exercises and 4 for the Combined ones.

Source.

June 2014 :

10th
The 2014 World Championships
WAGC Nominative Entries and updated documents :
The Nominative Entries for the World Age Group Competition as well as updated Workplan Appendices are available via the FIG Calendar page. The latter include the training and competition schedules.
The nominative entries include 703 gymnasts representing 33 counties which is 40 competitors less than announced in the revised definitive entries.

17th
The 2014 World Championships
WCh Nominative entries and statistics :
The Nominative Entries for the World Championships are available the FIG website.
A total of 188 gymnasts representing 21 countries are registered. However, the current version has no women's pair or mixed pair for Great Britain and the rumor is that these are incomplete and a corrected version should be published later.

The table here below shows the number of pair/groups in each category and age group, based on the current nominative entries.

Age

WP / DF

MxP / DMx

MP / DM

WG / GF

MG / GM

11-16

38

19

12

37

9

12-18

23

16

13

36

8

13-19

13

15

11

24

6

Seniors

11

15

8

24

12

WAGC : No more tickets for the finals :
According to the official webiste for the World Championships, all the tickets for the World Age Group finals have been sold.
While this can be seen as a good thing for the sport in general, it can also be a bad news for the gymnasts families who didn't buy their ticket yet.

July 2014 :

1st
The 2014 World Championships
As for every major FIG competition, the international federation has developped a "mini site" for the World Age Group Competitions and one for the World Championships.
Surf there and to the organizers website for the latest news about these events.

The 2015 European Championships
During its meeting on June 26-28 in Lausanne, SUI, the UEG Executive Committee assigned the organisation of the 2015 European Championships to Germany. The will be held from September 23rd to October 5th in Riesa.
Source.

9th
The World Age Group Competitions have been added on the results page.

19th
The 2015 European Games Qualifications
Following the World Championships in Levallois-Perret (FRA), the UEG published the counties who qualified for the first European Games. You can find them on their European Games page.
EDITED TO ADD (7/30): In the Mixed Pairs category, only 9 European countries competed at the Senior World Championships. However, rules were established to ensure the qualification of 11 countries. Azerbaijan, as the host country, benefits from these rules. Bulgaria didn't have a senior mixed pair in Levallois but their 13-19 pair competing at the WAGC gives this country the last qualifying spot.
In the Women's Groups category, Poland ended the World Championships qualifications as the 11th European country. Because Azerbaijan was part of the top 10 and was guaranteed a spot as the host country, Poland also gets to send a trio to the European Games.
The next step is for the National Olympic Committees to confirm the use of the allocated spots. They have until August 3rd, 2014 to do so.

The level 2 Academy in Panama has been added on the calendar page.
The World Championships have been added on the results and the archives pages.
The results page also includes the results from the 2nd Turin Acro Cup.

30th
The US National Championships is the newest addition on the results page.
The invitation for Breda and a new meet in Finland have been added on the calendar page.

August 2014 :

1st
3 World Cups in 2015
According to the official FIG calendar, 3 category B World Cups Acro will be organised in 2015. The first one can be called a classic as the World Cup is returning for the 4th year in a row to Maia (POR) on March 6-8. The two others will be held back to back on May 7-9 and 14-16 in Varna (BUL) and Geneva (SUI) respectively.

3rd
Judge sanctionned
On July 7th, 2014 the FIG published the following information :

The FIG Disciplinary Commission suspended Acrobatic Gymnastics Category I Judge Mr. Joao Carvalho (POR) for one year for grave faults in his function as Chair of Judges Panel occurred during the 2014 FIG Acro World Cup held in Maia, Portugal, between March 7 and 9, 2014.
The judge was found guilty to have intentionally or with gross negligence overseen two grave errors of his compatriots, thus showing twice a very significant bias behaviour in favour of his competitors. Mr. Carvalho is also accused not to have intervened in the case of an impossible score.
Mr. Carvalho is excluded, pursuant to Article 43.2(e) of the FIG Statutes, from participating in any FIG activities and other international events for a period of 12 months commencing on 8 July 2014.
Mr. Carvalho has the right to appeal the decision rendered by the FIG Disciplinary Commission to the FIG Appeal Tribunal within 21 days.

19th
2016 World Championships allocated to Putian, China
The next Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships will be held in March or April 2016 in the city of Putian, China.
The FIG President, the Chinese Gymnastics Association President and the Vice Mayor of Putian signed the corresponding contract this Monday August 18th, 2014.

Source : FIG news.

19th
Towards a Youth Olympic festival including Acro and Aerobic?
At the end of the 2014 Youth Olympic Games, FIG President Prof. Bruno Grandi pleaded in favor of a Youth Olympic Festival that would include all the FIG disciplines i.e. Acro and Aerobic as well as the Olympic disciplines.
Prof. Grandi has recently been nominated to the Youth Olympic Games Commission and he will be able to push his ideas there but it remains to be seen whether they will be adopted by the IOC.

Source : FIG news.

Septembre 2014 :

6th
Acro gymnasts compete at America's Got Talent
Acro Army, a group of acro gymnasts including World bronze medalist mixed pair Kiley Boynton and Ryan Ward, are competing at America's Got Talent season 9.
The troupe directed by 2002 and 2004 Mixed Pair World Champion Arthur Davis qualified for the Top 12 Finals. The last two rounds of competition are scheduled for Tuesdays September 9 and 16.

Videos of their performances are available on youtube and on their own website : www.acroarmy.com.
2014-09-11: Acro Army is advancing to the top 6 final. They will compete on Tuesday September 16 for a chance to win $1 million and a professionally produced show in Las Vegas.
A video of their Top 12 performance is available here.

13th
Results from Riesa and Zielona Gora are now available on this website.

19th
US Acro gymnasts rock it on TV
Last Saturday, British actor Bobby Lockwood won Tumble, a BBC show where celebrities have to learn gymnastics with the help of a coach and a "pro-partner". Lockwood's pro-partner was 2009 World Games and 2010 World Championships mixed pair champion Kristin Allen (USA).
Here is a video of their final performance. More information about this show can be found here.

Just a few days later Acro Army finished at the third place in the TV show America's Got Talent. Even though they didn't win the group made a huge promotion for our sport in the US. Let's hope this translates into more kids saying "I want to do that" and more gyms giving them that opportunity by adding Acro to their offering.
Videos of their performances during the final and the results show can be found here, here and here.

25th
The World Cup in Great Britain is cancelled.
The last World Cup of 2014, scheduled for November 15 & 16 in Stoke-on-Trent (GBR) has been cancelled. The Age Group competition will still go ahead as planned.

 


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