Gymnastics Australia to remain at Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) for Olympic preparation
Gymnastics Australia (GA) will continue to base its National Training Centre at the AIS campus in Canberra until at least the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
After discussions earlier this year with Sport Australia and the AIS about the ageing condition of the facility, Gymnastics Australia had been assessing other potential facilities to utilise in the lead in to Tokyo. However, with a solid risk management plan now in place, GA has determined that the AIS provides the best training solution in the country and it will remain there until the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.
An original sport at the AIS since 1981, Gymnastics will continue to base a Men’s Artistic Gymnastics residential program at the AIS Canberra campus, as well as host regular national training camps for Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Rhythmic and Trampoline Gymnastics for the National Senior, Junior and Team Future Advanced squads.
In addition, Gymnastics Australia coaching courses will continue to be facilitated from the AIS.
GA Chief Executive Officer Kitty Chiller said; “The AIS and Gymnastics Australia acknowledge the AIS Gymnastics Hall is an ageing facility with some structural challenges, but we continue to work together to ensure Australian gymnasts have the best preparation possible ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.”