Last Olympics with gymnastics: 2016 Olympics in Rio
August 5-21, 2016
Next Olympics with gymnastics: 2020 Olympics in Tokyo
July 24-Aug 9, 2020
Congratulations to the
2016 Olympic Gymnastic Team Members
USA Women's Gymnastic Team
USA Men's Gymnastic Team
See our own athletes Ashley Fischer (2016) ofr Alive and Well and Jessie Hawks (2012) for Clarkson Eyecare at Team Central in these Olympic commercial for local businesses.
Gymnastics is a sport involving the performance of exercises requiring strength, flexibility, balance, agility, endurance and control. Gymnastics evolved from exercises used by the ancient Greeks that included skills for mounting and dismounting a horse, and from circus performance skills. Source-1, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gymnastics
THE ANCIENT GREEKS BELIEVED GYMNASTICS TO BE THE PERFECT SYMMETRY BETWEEN MIND AND BODY. MODERN GYMNASTICS EVOLVED AT THE END OF THE 19TH CENTURY.
REBIRTH: The term "artistic gymnastics" emerged in the early 1800s to distinguish free-flowing styles from techniques used in military training. Gymnastic competitions began to flourish in schools and athletic clubs across Europe and made a fitting return when the Olympic Games were revived in Athens in 1896.
Events in Gymnastics during the Olympics
Men's Floor Excercise
Men's Parallel Bar
Men's Horizontal Bar
Men's Pommel Horse
Other Summer Olympic News
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has added five news sports for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics it was confirmed by the organisation today.
The IOC tell us that the five sports — karate, skateboarding, sports climbing, surfing and baseball/softball — offer a key focus on youth, which is at the heart of the Games vision for Tokyo 2020. They represent a combination of well-established and emerging sports with significant popularity in Japan and beyond. They include team sports and individual sports; indoor sports and outdoor sports; and ‘urban’ sports with a strong appeal to youth.
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