Following is a news release sent to media:
MELBOURNE (AUS), FIG Office, May 15, 2015
Please find here within a summary of major decisions and information published by the FIG Council at its May 15, 2015 meeting in Melbourne (AUS). The Council unanimously approved all changes of the Technical Regulations proposed by the FIG Executive Committee.
The introduction of tiebreaking rules in all disciplines at the World Games.
Harmonization of definitions and various kinds of disqualifiation and "zero" exercises between the Olympic Games and World Championships.
Revised rights of the affiliated Federations to send judges to the World Championships.
The Council also approved with an overwhelming majority the principles of the new qualification system and competition calendar for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Under the approved system, the number of gymnasts in the team competition will be reduced from five gymnasts to four, opening up 24 extra spaces for male and female gymnasts at the Olympic Games.
Up to two gymansts from countries already qualified for the team competition would be eligible to compete as All-arounders or on their specialities based on a qualification system that includes results from the Continental Championships, World Cup and World Challenge Cups. Thank you for your attention and kind regards.
FEDERATION INTERNATIONALE DE GYMNASTIQUE André F. GUEISBUHLER, Secretary General