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There are two competitions in the Rhythmic Gymnastics program, the All-Around Individual Competition and the Group Exercises Competition. In principle,the duration of the event is 4 days.

Entry for these competitions is restricted by qualification.

Individual apparatus competitions (with the four official apparatus for the period) comprising a maximum total of 24 gymnasts.

The entry for these competitions is restricted by qualification.

Judges for official FIG competitions must be experts. At the beginning of each Olympic Cycle, after the Intercontinental Course, a special examination will allow for the evaluation of a judge's capacity in various evaluative areas.

All judges not having been sanctioned during the preceding Olympic Cycle will be allowed to participate.

The top 16 ranking in each speciality will be declared FIG experts in their respective areas. 8 expert judges for Technical Value, 8 for Artistic Value and 8 for Execution (+ one reserve of each area = 27 in total) will be invited to Olympic Games, World Games, World Championships and World Cup Finals, according to rank and conforming to a rotation.

Each federation participating in the Competition shall present two different exercises, each of them performed on different days.

One of these exercises must be performed with 5 identical apparatus, the apparatus chosen being, if possible, that which does not feature on the program for the individual exercises. The other exercise must be composed so as to use the two different apparatus decided by the Technical Committee.

The prescribed apparatus shall be valid for 2 consecutive years minimum.

Each federation may enter a minimum of 5 gymnasts and a maximum of 6 gymnasts for the total program of group exercises (2 exercises and 2 finals).


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