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					             Los Angeles School of Gymnastics Heads to Russia
              Participating in the World Cup Championship

 Endorsed by the USA Gymnastics Federation, the team will serve as consultants for the
 2011 LA Lights Rhythmic Gymnastics Tournament of Champions held in Los Angeles,
                         January 20th to January 23rd 2011

(Los Angeles, CA) September 19th – September 26th - The Los Angeles School of
Gymnastics will be attending as participants in the 2010 World Cup Championship in
Moscow Russia, on behalf of the United States.

The team will serve as consultants for the 2011 L.A. Lights Rhythmic Gymnastics
Tournament of Champions—which is held in Los Angeles, January 20th to January 23rd.
The LA Lights Tournament of Champions serves as the primary route for major
international tournaments including the World Championships and the Olympic Games.

When top athletes from around the world of rhythmic gymnastics convene at the 2011
LA Lights Rhythmic Gymnastics Tournament of Champions this upcoming January, they
will be joined by the likes of Olympians Melitina Staniouta, Liubou Charkashyna,
Nataliya Leshchyk and Katsiaryna Halkina. The foursome are members of Team Belarus,
which took home the bronze medal at the 2008 Olympics and scored a silver medal in the
women’s individual all-around. All four athletes have been confirmed to participate in the
tournament; the largest multi-level rhythmic gymnastics competition in the world.

The purpose of the trip to Moscow is to meet with the International Olympic Committee
and the Federal International Gymnastics Federation (FIG). In addition, following the
competition the LA School of Gymnastics, LA Lights Tournament of Champions
committee will try to secure the Top 10 Athletes in the all around to attend this January’s
L.A. Lights Tournament.

“This is the first time in course history in the event that our committee will be heading to
an FIG sanctioned event,” says Tanya Berenson the General Manager at the LA School
of Gymnastics. The trip is expected to drive more momentum to the LA School of
Gymnastics, LA Lights Tournament of Champions.

“We have always had pockets of all stars, maybe the top two or the top six, but we’ve
never had the top 10 consecutively attend in a single year event. We are going to secure
them by participation in a Federation format, on-site with the delegates from the countries
from which they will be competing,” says Berenson.

An Olympic-quality training center, the LA School of Gymnastics has been working with
young athletes since 1975. Led by Alla Svirsky, USA Olympic & National Coach, four-
time USA Gymnastics Coach of the Year and Inductee to the Gymnastics Hall of Fame,
the center has provided thousands of young athletes with quality gymnastics instruction
and has produced three U.S. Olympians and hundreds of internationally ranked athletes.
A total of 46 countries are competing in the World Cup and each athlete will receive a
ranking for placement for the 2010—2011 World Championship Team. This prestigious
ranking is only allotted to the top twelve spots; which forms the blueprint for the athletes
likely to be slated to compete in the 2012 Summer Olympic Games.

“We plan to review the results, meet with the Federation heads of each representative of
each country that has secured the top ten placement,” says Berenson. The LA School of
Gymnastics in conjunction with the USA Federation will then be in communication with
those delegations to secure their participation for an all-star lineup in January.

High-end retailers such as Judith Ripka jewelers, Dooney & Burke—which is creating
bags to host the casing and the invitation for the Federation—Crème de la Mer and others
to be announced, have partnered with the LA School of Gymnastics to create gift bags.



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