Image: Gym for Life Challenge, Cape Town 2013.
The International Gymnastics Federation, a nonprofit organization, is the governing body for gymnastics worldwide. It is the oldest established international sports federation (1881) and has participated in the Olympic Games since their revival in 1896.
The FIG governs seven disciplines:
- Gymnastics for All
- Men's Artistic Gymnastics
- Women's Artistic Gymnastics
- Rhythmic Gymnastics
- Trampoline Gymnastics
- Aerobic Gymnastics
- Acrobatic Gymnastics
It counts 135 national member federations and boasts a 27-person staff at its international seat in Lausanne (SUI), host city of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).