Two FIG judges have been suspended from three and six months in FIG and international competitions for having favored a gymnast. These judges are from Azerbaijan and Italy. Other three judges have been also warned.
“Any judge who fails to act in this manner damages the image of Gymnastics both in the eyes of the public and, also importantly, in the eyes of the gymnasts, coaches and other judges upon whose continuing participation the sport of Gymnastics and therefore the future of the FIG itself is dependent.”
This judges work at several competitions, including Youth Olympic Games and World Championships in Izmir. FIG has already pronounced sanctions against them.