After months of anticipation, the wait is finally over, the London 2012 Olympic Games are upon us and the greatest show on earth is about to begin.
The GB men’s artistic team will begin their campaign in subdivision 1 of the qualification competition at 11am (Saturday 28th July) and the women in subdivision 3 at 2:45pm (Sunday 29th July). Our GB female trampoline gymnast Kat Driscoll will stake her claim on Saturday 4th August in the first flight with the rhythmic qualifications for our group and individual Frankie Jones, taking place on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th August.
For the schedule, please click here.
For a break down of which country is in each subdiviosn in artistic gymnastics, please click here.
How to follow
With the Games fast approaching British Gymnastics doesn’t want its members and fans to miss out on any of the action. The BG media team will be down in London providing you with regular updates to make sure you don’t miss a thing.
Be sure to;
- Follow us on twitter for regular updates throughout the Games (@britgymnastics)
- Check the British Gymnastics Facebook Page (British Gymnastics) for round ups and exclusive photos.
- Read the daily reports on the British Gymnastics newlook website via the ‘Fans and major events’ tab.
- Sign up to GYMBLAST, the British Gymnastics newsletter for a weekly roundup of events.
The home broadcaster of the Games will be the BBC, who will broadcast all 5000 hours of competition through various channels.
London 2012 will be the first truly digital Games. The BBC will ensure audiences never miss a moment, delivering unprecedented coverage across multiple platforms, so that audiences can stay up to date wherever they are, whenever they want to.
For all the latest information, please click here.
Olympic Media Guide
You can view the official British Gymnastics Olympic media guide by clicking here.
Gymnasts profile cards and videos
To download the official gymnast profile cards, please click here.
To meet the Team GB gymnastics team, please click here.
Photography by Alan Edwards
Alan Edwards is British Gymnastics official photographer. He will be regularly uploading high quality images throughout the gymnastics events at the Games for you to view and purchase. To visit his site, please click here.
British Gymnastics ‘The road to London 2012’ by Eileen Langsley
A new book entitled ‘The road to London 2012’ is a well-illustrated coffee table publication of 120 pages with 485 colour and black and white images of British Gymnasts from the past and present. It celebrates the history of the sport in the UK but focusses mainly on the current generation of stars. The three Olympic disciplines of gymnastics are covered - Artistic, Rhythmic and Trampoline. The book is also available as an e book for iPads and iPhones. The majority of the photography is by Eileen Langsley, taken over a period of thirty five years. The official link to purchase the book is:- http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/3268855
British Gymnastics would like to wish good luck to all the gymnasts taking part. If you’re going to watch, why not sport your ‘I am BG’ kit, take your flag and face paints and show some support for our fantastic gymnasts.