Montreal Olympic Stadium Sets Itself For Big Gymnastics 'Show'

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MONTREAL -- The Montreal Olympic Stadium has been transformed into a grand amphitheater to welcome the 47th Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, the biggest event of the competitive season, which begins Monday, October 2. For seven days, 400 gymnasts representing 71 nations  -- 155 women and 245 men -- will take the stage for the first big test of the Olympic cycle that will culminate with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
 
FIG President Morinari Watanabe said:

The Artistic Gymnastics events were an enormous success at the Olympic Games in Rio, and we thank Montreal for providing such a magnificent setting for these first World Championships of the new Olympic cycle. This event will allow us to highlight all the beauty of the sport as well as the performances of our athletes.
The Olympic Stadium, A First-Class Venue...
In the creation of an experience for gymnasts and spectators worthy of the event, organizers have gone all out. The Olympic stadium, which has been configured to welcome 10,000 spectators per session, features a giant screen that will continually provide information and entertainment, putting the viewer at the heart of the action.
 
"For Montreal to hold a competition of this stature is even more proof that it has become a top city for international sporting events. In addition to promoting the culture of Canada and Québec around the globe, the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships will draw more than 50,000 visitors from 41 countries who have come to watch each athlete's incredible prowess. This is an event that has truly global reach as it will be broadcast the world over," said Richard Crépin, president of the organizing committee.
 
...With Nadia Comaneci And Kyle Shewfelt As Ambassadors
The city of Montreal evokes the defining moment in Gymnastics history when, in July 1976, Nadia Comaneci stunned the world by obtaining the first perfect 10 in Olympic history. More than 40 years later, it is as official spokesperson and Women's Artistic Gymnastics Ambassador for the event that Nadia continues to inspire new generations of gymnasts.

"Gymnastics has brought me almost everything that I have today. Coming back to Monteral for these World Championships is a highlight for me," enthused the queen of the 1976 Olympics.
 
Kyle Shewfelt, another big name in the sport, has been entrusted with the role of men's Artistic Gymnastics Ambassador for these worlds.

"I'm sure that there is a future champion among the kids who will come and see this World Championships. To see the making of champions at a big event like this can only be a source of inspiration for future generations," underlined the man who himself inspired youth across the country to try gymnastics following his Olympic title on floor in 2004.

Roster: USA Gymnastics February National Team Verification Event

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USA Gymnastics has released more details for the upcoming February verification competition to be held at LSU's training facility in Baton Rouge, LA. 

USA Gymnastics Announces 14 On Interim Board Of Directors

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Press release below via USA Gymnastics

INDIANAPOLIS — The interim Board of Directors of USA Gymnastics, which replaces the Board that resigned last month, will reflect the makeup of the 21-member Board that is identified in the current USA Gymnastics Bylaws, as outlined below.

Seven Stacked Teams Head To NCAA GymQuarters Mardi Gras Invitational

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The 2018 GymQuarters NCAA Mardi Gras Invitational takes place in two sessions with a total of seven teams competing Friday in St. Charles, Missouri. Both sessions are streaming LIVE on FloGymnastics. It is the second time this season that No. 4 LSU will face SEC foes Arkansas and Missouri.

Rivers, Al-Ashari Highlight 2018 GymQuarters Invitational Podium Challenge

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The annual GymQuarters Invitational club meet will take place this weekend and FloGymnastics will be on site and live streaming the Level 10 Podium Challenge session on Friday the 16th. Teams are made up of up to six gymnasts with four competing per event and the top three scores counting towards the team score. This exciting and team-oriented competition is always a highlight of the weekend.

The Gymnastics Kitchen With Betsy: 3 Shakes To Refuel Gymnasts

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You just finished a four-hour practice. Your muscles are starving for a carb refuel and some protein repair. Your brain is craving nourishment from healthy omega fats. But you have a 45-minute car ride and need something in your body within the next 20 minutes! Whether it's muscle, bone, or brain repair, you only have a short window of time when the body will fully absorb those nutrients.

Recapping The Action: Sooners, Bruins Keep Rolling

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No. 1-ranked Oklahoma posted a score above the 198 mark for the third straight week, this time totaling a season-best 198.150 to top North Carolina on Sunday in Norman, OK.

LIVE This Weekend On FloGymnastics: February 16-17

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Here's what we've got live this weekend on FloGymnastics! Sign up for PRO membership for access to these live events, video archives, documentaries, and training and technique videos.

Elite Gymnast Riley McCusker Is On The Road To Recovery

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At the 2017 American Cup, the table was set for Riley McCusker like it was Thanksgiving Day: she’d placed first in selection camp the month before, she’d practiced well before the meet, and — most of all — the meet was just down the road in New Jersey, just 30 minutes away from where McCusker trained.

NCAA Week 6: Five Stellar Gymnasts Competing This Weekend

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The sixth week of NCAA competition kicks off this Friday night as youthful Kentucky takes on a Georgia team that is getting stronger each week. There's also a Big Ten showdown slated tomorrow, as Minnesota and Illinois face off. Then conference foes Nebraska and Iowa meet in a Saturday dual contest, while Denver plays host to West Virginia and George Washington at the 2018 Winterfest Classic, which you can watch right here on FloGymnastics. 

Top Texas Dreams & Metroplex Gymnasts To Compete At Brestyan's Invitational

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The annual Brestyan’s Las Vegas Invitational will take place this week from February 8-11, and FloGymnastics will be on site and live-streaming the level 10 sessions. Some of the top level 10 gymnasts in the country will compete on Friday and one session on Saturday this weekend.