Official news from the Executive Committee – September 2020
The Executive Committee (EC) met by videoconference on 17 September. Here are the main decisions and information that came out of this meeting:
The FIG office has received 24 requests from 21 national federations for special financial aid following the setting up of a solidarity fund to help athletes affected by the pandemic and federations severely hit by the economic repercussions of the health crisis. The FIG Foundation for Solidarity, which administers this special fund, will soon remit grants to all applicants.
Due to the cancellation or postponement of the large majority of the competitions scheduled for this year, the EC has decided that all athletes’ licences created or renewed between 1 January 2020 and 31 December 2020 will be automatically renewed for a further 12 months free of charge.
MEDICAL GUIDELINES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
With the resumption of competition coming soon, the EC has approved the Medical Guidelines for FIG Competitions and Events During the COVID-19 Pandemic. They are aimed at providing all stakeholders of the FIG, especially the Local Organising Committees, with medical considerations and risk‑mitigation protocols to ensure that athletes and their entourages can take part in Gymnastics events within a safe and secure environment.
The EC has approved the updated FIG Anti-Doping Rules, which comply with the new requirements of the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code. The EC has also approved a significant change in the results‑management process. Starting from 2021, results management will be delegated to the Court of Arbitration for Sport Anti-Doping Division, instead of the Gymnastics Ethics Foundation. The updated Anti-Doping Rules will take effect on 1 January 2021.
2021 WORLD CUPS AND WORLD CHALLENGE CUPS
The EC has assigned the World Cups for 2021. Please click here to find a table recapitulating all the events scheduled for next year.
SECRETARY GENERAL’S TERM OF OFFICE
Following the proposal of FIG President Morinari Watanabe, the EC has approved the extension by one year, until the 31 December 2021, of the current term of office of Nicolas Buompane as FIG Secretary General.
The EC has been informed that upon the Presidential Commission’s decision, the terms of office for all FIG Commissions have been extended for a further year, until the end of 2021.