USA Gymnastics to postpone all premier events until 2021

INDIANAPOLIS, May 12, 2020 – USA Gymnastics announced today that it will not hold certain premier events in 2020 and will reformat the 2020 National Congress and Tradeshow to a virtual event. The deferred events include GK U.S. Classic, U.S. Gymnastics Championships (for women’s and men’s artistic gymnastics), and USA Gymnastics Championships (for rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline & tumbling, and acrobatic gymnastics).

"In light of recent guidance from health experts, and after receiving feedback from our athletes and coaches, we believe it is in the best interest of our community to wait until 2021 to hold premier events," said Li Li Leung, chief executive officer.

USA Gymnastics is in the process of rescheduling events leading up to the Olympic Games in 2021 and plans to announce new dates for Olympic Trials, the 2021 National Congress and Tradeshow, and USA Gymnastics Championships in the coming weeks. The GK U.S. Classic, previously scheduled for May 23, 2020, at the XL Center in Hartford, Conn., will now take place at the same venue on May 22, 2021. U.S. Gymnastics Championships, previously scheduled for June 4-7, 2020, at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, will also take place in the original venue June 3-6, 2021.

Tickets already purchased for the 2020 events will be valid for the new event dates; alternatively, as new dates are announced, ticketholders will have the option to request a refund during a specified time period. More information on the 2021 events, ticketing, and refunds will be communicated directly to ticketholders in the coming weeks.

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About USA Gymnastics

Based in Indianapolis, USA Gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics in the United States, encompassing seven disciplines: women’s gymnastics, men’s gymnastics, trampoline and tumbling, rhythmic gymnastics, acrobatic gymnastics, gymnastics for all (a.k.a. group gymnastics) and, most recently, parkour. USA Gymnastics sets the rules and policies that govern the sport of gymnastics, including selecting and training the U.S. Gymnastics Teams for the Olympics and World Championships; promoting and developing gymnastics on the grassroots and national levels, as well as a safe, empowered and positive training environment; and serving as a resource and educational center for the more than 200,000 members, clubs, fans and gymnasts throughout the United States. The organization is deeply committed to creating a culture that encourages and supports its athletes and focuses on its highest priority: the safety and well-being of athletes and our community.

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