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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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Location

May 28 - 30 2015

Michigan State Summer Games

The State Summer Games is the largest Special Olympics Michigan event with 2,600 SOMI athletes along with an additional 3,400 coaches, volunteers, chaperones, family members, volunteers and spectators attending each year. The State Summer Games is one of six annual statewide competitions for the athletes of Special Olympics Michigan. The Special Olympics Michigan programs are offered at no cost to the athletes or their families. The State Summer Games are proudly presented by SpartanNash, the only Statewide Premiere Gold Medal Sponsor of Special Olympics Michigan.
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Aaron Mills
Email:aaron.mills@somi.org
Phone:(989) 774-4393
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Central Michigan University
Mt. Pleasant, Michigan
UNITED STATES

Jun 12 - 14 2015

Illinois Summer Games

Summer Games is Special Olympics Illinois premiere sports competition with more than 4,000 athletes and Unified Partners competing in 6 different sports, along with 1,600 coaches, 2,500 volunteers and 3,300 family members. That totals more than 11,400 people who attend Summer Games! The Summer Games are held at Illinois State University in Normal and the Illinois Wesleyan University campus in Bloomington. A variety of activities are provided for the participants in addition to the sports competitions. Competition will be offered in athletics, aquatics, bocce, Unified bocce, gymnastics, football (soccer) and powerlifting. The public is invited and encouraged to attend any and all parts of Special Olympics Illinois Summer Games. Hope to see you there!
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David Shindley
Email:dshindley@soill.org
Phone:309-888-2551
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ISU & IWU Campus
Bloomington-Normal, Illinois
UNITED STATES

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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