From May 12 – 13, forty-four FIG Council members will convene under the leadership of Prof. Bruno Grandi (ITA) to tackle several important decisions that will have a lasting impact on the inner workings of the Federation.
- The FIG has been implementing a new judging control system at world championship events for Olympic disciplines since 2009, using reference judges. The objective is to maintain coherence and sport justice by comparing the scores given by official panels with those issued by the reference judges.
- Gymnasts will qualify the year preceding the Olympic Games at the qualifying World Championships in Tokyo (JPN), Montpelier (FRA) and Birmingham (GBR) for Artistic, Rhythmic and Trampoline respectively. They will have a second chance to reach for the 2012 Londonian dream at the Olympic Games test events slated for January 10 – 18, 2012 at the O2 Arena.
- This 10th FIG Council will designate the host cities for two major events on the GFA (Gymnastics for All) Calendar: the World Gymnaestrada in 2015 and the Gym for Life Challenge in 2013.
- The Council will also be updating the Technical Regulations, official governing document for all FIG disciplines.
Let’s see what they will decide... have you already heard of the new judging control system? It seems as if they already had reference judges at the 2010 European Championships.
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