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International Gymnastics Federation president to retire after 20 years

Bruno Grandi

CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA - OCTOBER 4: (SOUTH AFRICA, UAE, TURKEY, BRAZIL OUT) Cape Town’s Deputy Mayor Ian Neilson (left) and president of the International Gymnastics Federation, Professor Bruno Grandi attend a press conference at the Mayor’s office in the Civic Centre, Cape Town, South Africa on October 4, 2010. The city of Cape Town will host the 2013 Gym for Life World Challenge, and will be the first ever African host of a mass gymnastics event of this nature. (Photo by Foto24/Gallo Images/Getty Images)

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Bruno Grandi, the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) president since 1996, will not seek a sixth four-year term, announcing his retirement after his current run ends in 2016.

The 80-year-old Italian’s successor will be elected in October 2016.

Under Grandi’s leadership, the FIG’s biggest change was the adoption of the current Code of Points judging system following scoring controversies at the Athens 2004 Olympics under the longtime system where perfect scores were 10.0.

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