Rhythmic Gymnastics

This page draws together rhythmic gymnastics-related information for all of Special Olympics. The coaching materials and other links will help you get a good sense of how this sport contributes to Special Olympics.


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Get an overview of the sport of Special Olympics rhythmic gymnastics.  View the Rhythmic Gymnastics Fact Sheet

Rhythmic gymnastics is a sport that combines elements of ballet, gymnastics, dance, and apparatus manipulation. Individuals or teams of competitors (from 2 to 6 people) manipulate one or two pieces of apparatus: rope, clubs, hoop, ball, ribbon and Free (no apparatus, so called "floor routine").


Rhythmic Gymnastics News and Stories


August 19, 2014 | Europe Eurasia: Great Britain

Conner and Comaneci: Volunteer Heroes

By Chris Hull

Bart Conner and Nadia Comaneci pose with gymnasts from Special Olympics Great Britain.

Hannah Westerman is going to represent Great Britain at the next Special Olympics World Games. Imagine her reaction when she found out she would meet Olympic gymnastics legend Nadia Comaneci.View Story Hannah Westerman is going to represent Great Britain at the next Special Olympics World Games. Imagine her reaction when she found out she would meet Olympic gymnastics legend Nadia Comaneci. Not only meet her, but perform for her and have a 90-minute hands-on skills session with her. "Incredible," she said. Comaneci and her husband, Olympic gold medalist Bart Conner, devoted an evening to a group of lucky Special Olympics Great Britain gymnasts on 18 August in London. It was part of a decades-long commitment to Special Olympics that the couple has shared. Both are big fans of Special Olympics and are on the Special Olympics International Board of Directors. They volunteer their experience and knowledge to ensure Special Olympics gymnasts around the world get a chance to perform to the peak of their abilities.

About Chris Hull:I am the communications director for Special Olympics Great Britain.
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July 23, 2014 | Latin America: Panamá

Special Olympics Rhythmic Gymnastics Team Performs During Opening Ceremony of the 5th CODICADER School Games

By Maryorie Patiño Jaén

A team of Special Olympics Panama rhythmic gymnasts were awarded the opportunity to perform during the opening ceremonies of the 5th CODICADER School Games.View Story A team of Special Olympics Panama rhythmic gymnasts were awarded the opportunity to perform during the opening ceremonies of the 5th CODICADER School Games. The CODICADER School Games gives Central American students the opportunity to represent their country while competing in various sports. The gymnasts’ special performance helped welcome their fellow Special Olympics athletes who were participating in the Games. The team of rhythmic gymnasts included Maricruz Tuñón, Nilka Vergara, Ayamahir Rodriguez Mendoza Fatima, Fatima Espinoza, Lisbeth Rivera and Paula Carmona. They all received recognition for their participation in the CODICADER School Games opening ceremonies. The 5th CODICADER School Games was held June 15-31 in Panama.

About Maryorie Patiño Jaén:Director of Public Awareness of Special Olympics Panama.
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July 03, 2014 | SOI General: Headquarters

New Coaching Quizzes: Powerlifting and Rhythmic Gymnastics

By Will Schermerhorn

Two new online quizzes on powerlifting and rhythmic gymnastics are a good way to review and learn about the Special Olympics approach to these sports in a low-pressure quiz format.View Story Two new online quizzes on powerlifting and rhythmic gymnastics are a good way to review and learn about the Special Olympics approach to these sports in a low-pressure quiz format. The quizzes are designed for coaches to diagnose gaps in knowledge, but they're useful for everyone involved in these sports. New officials will find the quizzes quite valuable. With the addition of these new quizzes, the Resources site now has more than a dozen quizzes. Most are on sports, but others cover Special Olympics General Rules and the history of Special Olympics. See the complete set of quizzes at the link below.

About Will Schermerhorn:I am the director of web products for Special Olympics.
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Rhythmic Gymnastics Events


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Oct 20 - 24 2014

Special Olympics Middle East - N. Africa Powerlifting, Tennis & Gymnastics Coaches Training Seminar

Special Olympics in the Middle East - N. Africa region will host coaching training seminars for Special Olympics Powerlifting, Tennis & Gymnastics 20-24 October in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. For each sport the training seminars will cover the basics of coaching Special Olympics athletes, principles of coaching, nutrition, safety and fitness, preparing the athletes for competition, sport safety and risk management.
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Riyadh
KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA

October 20, 2014

Special Olympics National Games 2014 Melbourne

The 10th Special Olympics Australia National Games will involve more than 1,200 athletes of all levels competing in 16 Olympic and demonstration sports and events. These Games offer the opportunity for athletes to be selected to represent Australia at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles in 2015. For the majority of competitors, the National Games in Melbourne represents the culmination of four years of competing at local, regional and state level. Competing in the same world-class venues as their Olympic heroes, our Special Olympics athletes will perform in front of their proud parents, friends, supporters and the wider community. Athletes of all abilities will compete in 16 Olympic style sports including AFL and netball as demonstration sports across iconic sporting venues in Melbourne. Other special events include: Healthy Athletes Program, Young Athlete Program (2–7 year old), Athlete Leadership & Ambassador Program, Family Functions Social Outing, Law Enforcement Torch Run, Opening and Closing Ceremonies
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Robyn Cooper
Email:robync@specialolympics.com.au
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Lakeside Stadium & various venuesMelbourne
AUSTRALIA

Nov 1 - 3 2014

Special Olympics Nippon National Summer Games Fukuoka 2014

Athletes from all over Japan will come to the city of Fukuoka for the 2014 Special Olympics Fukuoka Games to participate in 3 days of competition in 12 sports. Athletes will compete in aquatics, athletics, badminton, basketball, bowling, football, golf, gymnastics, table tennis, volleyball and equestrian.
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Sayaka Sonobe
Email:tokyo_office@son.or.jp
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Multiple locations, Fukuoka
Fukuoka , Kyushu
JAPAN

Jul 24 - Aug 2 2015

World Summer Games Los Angeles 2015

In July of 2015 more than 7,000 athletes from 170 countries will come to Los Angeles, California for the Special Olympics World Summer Games and enjoy 10 days full of joy, friendship and competition. Athletes will compete in 22 sports. The event expects to attract 500,000 spectators and 30,000 volunteers and 3,000 coaches.
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World Summer Games Los Angeles 2015
Email:info@la2015.org
Phone:213-892-6018
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Various Locations, Los Angeles
Los Angeles , California
UNITED STATES

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