FIG announces 2023 world cup schedule, update on junior worlds after July 2022 executive committee meeting

By Patricia Duffy | July 22, 2022

The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) released key decisions from its July 2022 executive committee (EC) on Thursday.

The meeting took place in Nassau, Bahamas, from July 20-21, as part of the FIG policy to support developing federations. Here are the key takeaways from the international governing body’s meeting:

World and World Challenge Cups 2023

The EC assigned the 2023 World and World Challenge Cups for artistic, rhythmic, trampoline, acrobatic, aerobic, and parkour.

The Artistic Gymnastics World Cup Series will return to Cottbus (GER), Doha (QAT), Baku (AZE), and Cairo (EGY) from February 23 to March 18, 2023.

The Artistic Gymnastics World Challenge Cup Series will begin May 25, visiting Varna (BUL), Tel Aviv (ISR), Osijek (CRO), Mersin (TUR), and Szombathely (HUN) before concluding September 16-17, 2023, in Paris, France – less than a year out from the 2024 Paris Games.

You can see the full list of events here.

2023 Junior World Championships

The second edition of the Artistic Gymnastics Junior World Championships will take place March 25 to April 3, 2023, in Antalya, Turkey, pending approval by the FIG Council.

Apparatus norms

While specifics were not provided in the EC minutes, the committee shared that it has “approved additional specifications for the time measurement devices to clarify how the Time of Flight Value is determined, especially on how internal calculation must be rounded.”

In addition, the EC approved “new specifications regarding connecting parts/fasteners such as shackles, which are often used in tensioning devices with the floor.”

Nationality changes

The EC approved two nationality change during its meeting:

  • Former French artistic gymnast Kaylia Nemour will compete for Algeria, effective a year from now.
  • Russian rhythmic gymnast Elizaveta Lugovskikh will now represent Montenegro, effective immediately.