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Gymnastics at the 2016 Rio Olympics

Gymnastics at the 2016 Rio Olympics

by Leana Kell

The world is gearing up for the 2016 Rio Olympics and with just a few weeks to go, Beemat takes a look at some of the key male and female gymnasts taking part in the Games this August. Three gymnastics disciplines will be contested at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro - Artistic Gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics and trampolining. All of the gymnastics events will be staged at the Arena Olimpica do Rio (known as the HSBC Arena) from 6-21 August. Since 2012, gymnastics has become a vibrant success story, with its growing presence on media channels prompting waiting...

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Artistic Gymnastics

Artistic Gymnastics

by Leana Kell

Artistic gymnastics is a traditional sport that's featured in the Olympic Games since Athens 1896. Below, Beemat takes a look at the history of Artistic Gymnastics and its role in this year's Rio Olympic Games 2016. What is Artistic Gymnastics? Artistic Gymnastics is a sport whereby athletes perform short routines (ranging from 30 to 90 seconds) on different apparatus in individual and team events. Team events are displayed in groups of eight for men and six for women. Athletes combine strength, balance, flexibility and grace to perform routines on apparatus such as vaults, bars and beams combined with spectacular floor...

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Rhythmic Gymnastics

Rhythmic Gymnastics

by Leana Kell

This year marks the twentieth year that Rhythmic Gymnastics has been included in the Olympic Games. With the Rio Olympic Games 2016 fast approaching, Beemat takes a look below at the role of Rhythmic Gymnastics and its current status in the Olympic programme. What is Rhythmic Gymnastics? Rhythmic gymnastics is a women-only sport in which individual or groups of gymnasts perform on a floor accompanied by music using apparatus to include a hoop, ball, ribbon, rope, clubs and freehand (no apparatus). The sport combines elements of ballet, gymnastics and dance and each movement requires a high level of athletic skill as...

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7 reasons to go to the Rio 2016 Olympics

7 reasons to go to the Rio 2016 Olympics

by Leana Kell

  The Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games are due to take place in just 6 months time, and with only a short time to go until the opening on 5 August, Beemat names 7 reasons why we think everyone should visit the Olympic Games at least once in their lifetime!   1. The sporting buzz - the 2012 London Olympic Games created a buzz in the sporting world. Suddenly, those who had never set foot in a gym, swimming pool or sports hall, felt a growing urge to make a start. The percentage of people partaking in sporting activities...

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