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02 Aug 2022

Inaugural FIG Yearbook published online

The inaugural FIG Yearbook has been published online this week, providing the world’s Gymnastics community with a 130-page summary of the FIG’s activities and achievements in 2021.

The milestones covered in the 2021 FIG Yearbook include the re-election of President Morinari Watanabe at the FIG Congress in Antalya (TUR) last November and the Tokyo Olympic Games – both featured in the highlights section.

It begins with a foreword from the FIG President: “This Yearbook looks back on the major Gymnastics events that marked 2021 and gives an overview of the progress in the main areas of the life of the international federation.”

The Yearbook offers insights into the full range of the FIG’s work across the last calendar year, including areas such as institutional matters, sport, media and marketing.

The institutional section looks at steps taken by the FIG in the areas of governance, integrity and transparency. It explains, for instance, the strive for improved safeguarding with the 10 Golden Rules awareness campaign and the progress made in the area of gender equality.

Additionally there is a review of activities related to development and education – notably the increased use of eLearning to extend the scope of the FIG Academies – and technology, with the FIG’s collaboration with Fujitsu on the Judging Support System.

The FIG’s wish to connect more fans to Gymnastics through its expanded digital coverage is explained in the Yearbook’s media and marketing section. There is a spotlight on the groundbreaking use of a Virtual Media Centre – a solution to the travel restrictions facing journalists due to the pandemic.

Other activities highlighted include the FIG’s in-depth market research project to gain audience insights for each discipline and its work with key sponsors.

The Yearbook’s sport section reviews 2021 on the field of play by reporting on the World Championships that were staged in five disciplines – notably the historic organising of back-to-back World Championships in Kitakyushu (JPN), in Artistic and Rhythmic Gymnastics.

The Yearbook ends with an Outlook section which outlines the FIG’s aims for the 2021-24 cycle including developing Gymnastics on every continent, embracing technology and making a positive contribution to society.

The FIG 2021 Yearbook is accessible online at:

A hard copy of the Yearbook will be sent to all member federations and key stakeholders.