Ukraine unrest causes International Gymnastics Federation to cancel tournament

The International Gymnastics Federation cancel this week's artistic gymnastics tournament in Ukraine due to the ongoing conflict in the area.

The International Gymnastics Federation have cancelled this week's artistic gymnastics tournament in Ukraine due to the ongoing political unrest.

The Stella Zakharova Cup in Kiev had already been pushed back twice to April and September from its original date of March 29 and 30 due to the conflict over Crimea.

A statement from FIG said: "The worldwide FIG community feels for the Ukrainian gymnastics family during these difficult times and hopes that the situation in the country stabilises as soon as possible."

Gymnasts from Russia, China, Japan, Romania and the United States were scheduled to compete in the tournament.

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