INDIANAPOLIS, May 15, 2015 – Earlier today members of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) voted to change the Olympic qualification process and the team composition for the 2020 Olympic Games.
“There are many implications presented by the change in the Olympic qualification process. Fundamentally, USA Gymnastics believes the ‘fixes’ being sought could have been achieved through retaining the five-person team format with some other alterations. We preferred that path because we felt it was in the best interests of the sport worldwide. This new 4+2 format has an impact on how an Olympic team will be assembled and the path athletes will choose for participation in the sport at the elite level.”
For more information regarding this change, please go to fig-gymnastics.com.