Olympic Gymnastics Scoring: How it Works


If you’re watching Olympic gymnastics, you may be wondering how, exactly, the judges come up with the scores. What’s a 14.333? Is that good or bad? Read on, and you’ll learn how Olympic gymnastics scoring works. General In Olympic competitions, FIG (International Gymnastics Federation) rules are in effect. FIG rules call for the combination of […]

USA Gymnastics Updates May 2021


Each year, USA Gymnastics makes updates and clarifications to the rules for competitive gymnastics. These updates typically take place in May during the annual meetings. Here is an overview of the USA Gymnastics updates from May 2021. This post was written July 13, 2021 and updated to reflect July 9 changes on July 20, 2021. […]

2020 Friendship and Solidarity Meet


The 2020 Friendship and Solidarity Meet was held in Tokyo, Japan on November 8. This meet is significant in 2020, as it is the first international meet that has been held since the COVID-19 shutdowns. Of course, Tokyo is slated to host the rescheduled Olympic Games in summer 2021. This meet served as a warm-up […]

Book Review: “Chalked Up” by Jennifer Sey


This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. WARNING: This article discusses sensitive topics, which may not be appropriate for all readers. Like many in the gymnastics community, I recently watched the “Athlete A” Netflix documentary, which featured Maggie Nichols and other USA National Team members. “Athlete A” […]

Athlete A: The Dark Side of Elite Gymnastics


This post may contain affiliate links. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. WARNING: This article discusses sensitive topics, which may not be appropriate for all readers. Recently, I watched the Netflix documentary “Athlete A”, about Maggie Nichols’ story. She was initially identified in the Larry Nassar investigation as “Athlete A”, before she […]