As of June 15, 2011, there are 54 federations registered to compete in the 31st Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships, to be held Sept. 19-25 in Montpellier, France. This number is a slight increase from the 2010 World Championships in Moscow. There are 155 individual gymnasts and 24 groups registered to compete, bringing the total number to 299 athletes, with five continents represented.

Qualifications and Finals are slated for September 19-25, 2011, in Montpellier’s magnificent Arena, Montpellier is the first of two qualifying events for the London Olympic Games in 2012, the second of which is scheduled for London, January 16-18, 2012, in the North Greenwich Arena.