Partnership with European Gymnastics Signed

It’s official – Elevien and European Gymnastics are bringing more Online Competitions to gymnastics fans throughout 2024!

Following the historic first 100% live online gymnastics competition held on December 2, 2023, under the name European Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Online Test Event, and the subsequent European Gymnastics Online Series held on Elevien platform in March and April this year, a partnership agreement has been signed for the entire 2024.

The collaboration will focus on organizing digital competitions through the Elevien application, including digital storage of results and recordings of gymnastics performances. During the recent European Artistic Gymnastics Championships, the President of the European Gymnastics Federation, Dr. Farid Gayibov, and CEO Lisa Worthmann signed a partnership agreement with Elevien’s CEO Tomislav Grubišić.

This collaboration aims to continue hosting regular online competitions and expand their scope.

Dr. Farid Gayibov explains: “We are proud to have signed this partnership and included the digital competition format in the European gymnastics calendar. In recent years, we have seen the importance of digital solutions grow. Offering this opportunity to our gymnasts, member federations, judges, and fans is a big step forward.”

Mr. Tomislav Grubišić, CEO of Elevien, expressed: “The European Gymnastics Online Series competitions have received over 50,000 views from more than 40,000 users. This is a clear indication that Elevien is truly elevating the world of gymnastics to a higher level by introducing a new competition format and allowing gymnasts to showcase their skills in an exciting online world. We believe that the European Gymnastics Federation is a pioneer in this field and hope that other gymnastics competition organizers will follow suit to have more gymnasts compete online in Elevien.”

What does an online gymnastics competition actually look like?

The concept of a digital sports competition is initially hard to imagine for athletes and fans of any sport. However, an online gymnastics competition is actually much simpler and cheaper than an indoor one. Gymnasts record their performances with their phones from their training facilities. Their videos are automatically uploaded to Elevien, and an international panel of judges evaluates them using the judging feature in the Elevien app. Family, friends, and fans from around the world can follow all performances and the judging process live through the Elevien app, and the results arrive almost instantly – Elevien automatically calculates the final scores and displays the rankings.

This year, Elevien has also started a collaboration with the FIG (International Gymnastics Federation). Gymnastics fans worldwide can access videos and results of each qualification exercise of this year’s World Cups only in Elevien. The next two World Challenge Cups in Varna and Koper will be available to watch on demand after the Finals, and the results will be published live.

How Malta Gymnastics Federation Made Their National Championships More Efficient

The Malta Gymnastics Federation faces well known challenges in hosting its National Championships in women’s artistic gymnastics. Limited resources and a small pool of judges create a potential for bias and inefficiency. For this case study, we talked to Ms Francesca Borg, Technical Director of the Malta Gymnastics Federation, about how the Federation streamlined the 2024 National Championships (click on your mobile to watch the competition) using Elevien, an innovative platform for gymnastics competitions. Read on for a deep dive into organising a large gymnastics competition with remote judges, dealing with complaints and delays, and finding new ways to utilise technology for better gymnastics.


The Malta Gymnastics Federation has 8 affiliated clubs and over 70 gymnasts of different age groups, with some regularly appearing on European Championships and World Cup Events. However, being set on a small island can make gymnastics events challenging.

Gathering this gymnastics community at the National Championships is always a balancing act for Francesca, the only international judge in Malta. In organising a competition of this level, her primary role should be Supervisor Judge. However, with a small number of local judges, she always has to step in and evaluate some routines:

“I am limited with controlling the other judging panels. The judges usually try to figure out the scores together and ask me questions about deductions, so improper scores are common. But there is not much I can do; in the end, I have my own routines to judge. And I am not immune to bias either.”

The main challenge the Malta Gymnastics Federation has faced with National Championships is a shortage of judges. When asked if she considered alternative solutions to solve this, Francesca explained her options:

“Separating the event into two weekends creates issues with the facility and equipment. Scheduling the judges can be complicated too, as this is not their primary job. There are just not enough judges in Malta, and bringing foreign judges would be impossible with our budget: everyone has to fly here, and tourist accommodation is not cheap.”

Two more challenges have stopped Francesca from properly overseeing the competition: hectic scheduling and frequent complaints.

“We did not have proper starting orders. The order used to be quite flexible and changed throughout the competition, so everyone would approach the judges and ask who’s next instead of a salute. This made the schedule run late. (…) We spent about an hour resolving complaints; it takes a while to find a video of the routine in question from someone in the audience, then explaining the reasoning behind the scores. It made for a frustrating experience, both for me and for the judges.”


Francesca first heard about Elevien from the Portuguese Gymnastics Federation, who use Elevien to get remote judges for control competitions. After realising that this approach could benefit the Malta National Championships, she planned the implementation of Elevien with Marija, Customer Success Manager at Elevien.

The first step to ensuring proper supervision was finding remote international judges. For this, Francesca used Elevien’s judge database with 50+ FIG brevet judges available to work from home using the Elevien scoring system. She found five available international judges from the database and built judge juries of one international and up to four local judges for each WAG apparatus.

“I knew you could judge online with Elevien, but I thought it was just another scoring system. Now I know I can easily collaborate with international judges, and do it regularly. I am very thankful to the judges who were available for me.”

Elevien’s video recording feature was crucial to a successful competition. For the international judges to participate in the competition, there had to be a video of each gymnast’s routine on each apparatus. The Malta National Championships used some basic equipment for this:

  • Four smartphones (one each for Vault, Uneven Bars, Balance Beam and Floor) operated by volunteers at the venue,
  • A stable Wi-Fi connection,
  • Four SIM cards with mobile data (in case of Wi-Fi connectivity issues),
  • Four power banks (added layer of safety).

Elevien advised Francesca to set up a test competition during a training session at the venue to ensure everyone knew how to use the app on-site. The judges from Malta learned how to use Elevien for judging in a separate video meeting with Marija, Customer Success Manager at Elevien. Filip, Product Designer at Elevien, flew to Malta to assist with the competition on-site.

“Marija shared helpful insights about judging and had an answer to every question. And Filip was right by my side in Malta. He helped out with the Wi-Fi, assisted with recording, and made sure that we knew how to use the system if, for example, a gymnast did not compete. Their support was invaluable.”


With Elevien, Francesca managed to achieve her main goal: supervise the judging process without having to evaluate routines herself.

“Getting international judges involved meant that I could remove myself from the equation. I was able to control the competition and supervise the scoring without having to judge routines myself.”

Francesca used the Elevien Supervisor Judge view from her laptop. When we asked about her experience with Elevien as a Supervisor judge, she said:

“The Supervisor role in Elevien was an excellent experience. I knew exactly what was happening at all times. The video playback and the introduction of neutral international judges gave us a great boost. I didn’t need to deal with issues that, to be fair, don’t need to be there in the first place. It gave me peace of mind that the technical side was going well.”

On the judges’, gymnasts’ and others’ reactions to Elevien, Francesca acknowledged that new things are always challenging and that it is natural to be reserved. Her main focus was getting the local judges on board, which turned out to be very successful:

“This time, they were sat apart and could not see the other scores. They had to trust their gut, and it served as great practice for them. In fact, one judge came up to me after the competition to thank me. They understood that they could learn from the international judges; after all, brevet licenses are very recent and well-accredited.”

Francesca mentioned inquiries and other complaints about the scores as a source of frustration and delay and noted there were significantly fewer inquiries this year:

“Elevien took some responsibility for the complaints off our backs and gave us the evidence to handle them. For example, someone approached to ask why the judge did not count the handstand. I found the video in Elevien, saw the angle of the handstand, and explained the judge was correct. We usually get about 50 complaints like this. This year, we only got the one, and it was resolved in a minute.”

Elevien changed the usual process of organising the National Championships. Francesca highlighted the starting orders as a great step forward in that regard:

“This year, we had the starting orders in Elevien and we printed the lists on notice boards next to each apparatus. Everyone knew the starting order, and we clarified that it wouldn’t change unless a gymnast was not competing. This helped a lot with organisation.”

During the Malta National Championships and for three days after, this competition was viewed by 1500 people over 4000 times. Most views were from Malta, but there was also a significant interest from other European countries and beyond. This global audience was able to watch the event in Elevien because the organiser decided to make this a public competition. All public competitions in Elevien are open to watch for anyone who has the app on their phone, and any organiser can do the same for their event if they wish to achieve the same results. All they need to do is to contact the Elevien team at [email protected] – our team is happy to help.

Next steps

After a resounding success with Elevien at the Malta National Championships, Francesca is looking into new ways of improving gymnastics in Malta with Elevien. She now organises control competitions with remote international judges and cites a great experience across the board:

“I feel that it’s been more positive for everyone involved, especially the gymnasts and the coaches. When they have to look at a routine, they know where to go. The videos are properly taken and they can slowly analyse it. And there’s a lot they can see when they concentrate: it’s a totally different perspective, and it helps them a lot.”

Francesca is eager to introduce Elevien to improve as many aspects of gymnastics in Malta as possible.

Now I can understand much more of how I can utilize Elevien, which I honestly intend to. Gymnastics is our full-time job, and we will surely incorporate Elevien in upcoming competitions. I would advise everyone to try it.

Ready to revolutionise your competitions?

Elevien and International Gymnastics Federation collaborate on World Cups and World Challenge Cups

Reflecting on Cairo and Cottbus World Cups

Elevien’s Video and Result Book feature has already been used numerous times in small and mid-sized competitions, but Elevien and FIG jointly implementing it in two international gymnastics competitions of the highest level was a groundbreaking initiative and a true test of this different viewing experience.

After the FIG World Cup Cairo as the inaugural international gymnastics meet and the FIG World Cup Cottbus closely following, the Video and Result Book was a resounding success: 61,000 viewers from 50 countries worldwide dove into the action in the Elevien app to watch and share individual routine videos and their respective scores. Fans enjoyed their favourite gymnasts’ qualification routines, watching for a combined total of over 18,000 hours.

Beyond the numbers, the feedback from the gymnastics community on both international meets was overwhelmingly positive. Many viewers preferred an on-demand format that enables them to watch just the routines they want, including gymnasts and coaches who logged on to review their routines and compare them to the others.

The Elevien gymnastics app recording the FIG World Cup in Cairo.

Future collaborations

With two successful Video and Result Books behind us, Elevien and FIG are gearing up for an exciting lineup of gymnastics competitions to bring to a global audience:

  • FIG Apparatus World Cup Baku (AZE), March 7 – Mar 10
  • FIG World Challenge Cup Antalya (TUR), March 29 – Mar 31
  • FIG World Challenge Cup Osijek (CRO), Apr 4 – Apr 7
  • FIG Apparatus World Cup Doha (QAT), April 17 – Apr 20
  • FIG World Challenge Cup Varna (BUL), May 23 – Mar 26
  • FIG World Challenge Cup Koper (SLO), May 30 – Jun 2
  • FIG World Challenge Cup Szombathely (HUN), Oct 4 – Oct 6

For each of these gymnastics meets, Elevien and FIG remain focussed on enhancing the viewing experience for gymnastics enthusiasts and bringing gymnastics closer to fans everywhere. This is why Elevien will offer in-app results of Qualifications and Finals, as well as immediate access to Qualification videos after each event final. The Video and Result Books of all Qualifications will remain available free of charge for gymnastics fans to rewatch and share long after the competitions are done.


As Elevien and FIG continue their collaborative efforts to bring gymnastics closer to fans of the sport, and with the Paris Olympic Games around the corner, there’s never been a better time to immerse yourself in the excitement of the sport. The journey to the Finals of the biggest competitions in artistic gymnastics has never been more accessible and engaging.

Ready to experience world-class gymnastics? Download the Elevien app now and get set for the upcoming competitions!

Breaking news: Elevien records Cairo World Cup Qualification videos

The importance of FIG World Cups

Artistic gymnastics fans have been looking out for the FIG World Cup Series for weeks, if not months, and for good reason: the Series will determine a few more MAG and WAG gymnasts who will compete in the Paris Olympics in July 2024.

Since many spots have already been claimed in previous Olympic qualifying events, the World Cup Series marks one of the last chances to secure a performance on the biggest stage in sports. And with some already qualified gymnasts coming to compete, this gymnastics competition is a treat even without the Olympic factor.

However, while every gymnast, fan, coach, and judge has booked their spot in front of the TV to watch the Finals weeks in advance, there is one part of the Apparatus World Cup Series that only the live audience can witness at the competition venue: the Qualification round.

Qualification phase: The hidden side of big gymnastics competitions

The qualification phase is often overshadowed by the excitement of the World Cup Finals, partly because the Final phase gets extensive TV coverage. And sure, the Finals are probably more fun for most of the audience, especially when they’re Olympic qualifying events.

Qualification round scores and rankings are publicly available, but what the audience tends to miss is the context. Why did their favorite gymnast not qualify for the Finals? Was it a fall or a missed connection? Where did that neutral deduction come from? This crucial information, the kind that determines who we get to watch in the final round, is only available to the in-person audience.

Gymnasts who qualify often get a better score in the qualification round than in their final performance. Everybody knows nerves have a lot to do with it — but only those at the venue know where in the routine the nerves kicked in and how exactly it impacted the gymnast’s final score.

A person scrolling through the competition feed in the Elevien app.

How Elevien brings World Cup Qualifications to phone screens

This year’s World Cup marks a historical moment for audiences worldwide: the Cairo qualification round will be available as a Video and Result Book in the Elevien app. Gymnastics enthusiasts will watch MAG and WAG gymnasts compete for a spot in the Finals whenever they want, with the routine recordings stored forever in Elevien.

Unlike traditional TV broadcasts of gymnastics competitions, Elevien’s approach allows spectators to delve deeper into gymnastics. Each routine video is recorded separately, D and E scores are entered using the Elevien scoring system, and the spectator sees the automatically calculated final score, complete with a breakdown into D and E scores.

This viewing experience brings gymnastics to the audience in a more accessible way than ever. The average gymnastics fan can watch, rewatch, and share just the routines they want to at their own pace, without scrolling through a 4-hour gymnastics competition stream. By doing all this from their phone, they relive every key moment as many times as they want, for free — and without fighting for the TV remote.


Elevien’s Video and Result Book feature redefines how gymnastics fans engage with the sport, offering free and convenient access. Experience the entire Cairo World Cup from home for the first time in history: follow the qualification phase right from the palm of your hand.

VIDEO: Elevien real-time scoring tested at the European Gymnastics Championship 2023

We at Elevien believe that each judge in the world should be able to judge any type of competition from the comfort of their home as simple as playing a video game on their phone, because simplifying and clarifying the judging process with digital solutions will help transform and popularise gymnastics. During the finals of the European Gymnastics Championship 2023 in Antalya, Turkey, we witnessed a huge step forward in this direction. 

Andrew Tombs (Vice President of FIG MAG Technical Committee and Executive Director of Sport, British Gymnastics), Tom Thingvold (Vice President of the European Gymnastics Federation) and Nikolaos Provias (Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Technical Committee Member, European Gymnastics Federation) used Elevien app to test our real-time judging feature on a high-scale competition.

The video below showing Andrew, Tom and Nikolaos using Elevien for real-time scoring on Parallel and Horizontal Bars at the European Gymnastics Championship, best showcases how this innovative feature works:

With this feature, we’re solving one of the main pain points in the current judging process — it is often very manual and slow. In most cases, judges write down each deduction on paper. Then they need to sum up the deductions and enter the final scores in an Excel sheet or a scoring system, and repeat the same process for each gymnast’s routine. 

There have been different attempts to improve this process in the past, but none of the tested solutions worked properly nor were reliable. With Elevien, for the first time in history, there is an opportunity to revolutionise the gymnastics world.  

“Easy to use and intuitive”

“Great to be involved in a first test of Elevien real-time judging with European Gymnastics MTC led by Mario Vukoja. Really easy to use and intuitive.” 

– said Andrew Tombs, Vice President, FIG MAG Technical Committee and Executive Director, Sport, British Gymnastics.

After the testing, Tom agreed with Andrew and said that “it was extremely promising”.

As Andrew mentioned, Mario Vukoja (Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Technical Committee President, European Gymnastics and Vice President of the Croatian Gymnastics Federation) led this testing initiative at the European Gymnastics Championship 2023. Mario has been with Elevien since its early beginnings and is one of the co-founders and ambassadors of our startup. 

Arturs Mickevics (Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Technical Committee President, FIG) and Dmitrii Andreev (Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Technical Committee Member, FIG) are also driving forces behind the idea to “include the audience in the judging and improve the gymnastics viewing experience”. Supporting Elevien is a part of that mission.

Tailor-made design based on judges’ feedback

The live-scoring feature has been part of the Elevien app from the very start, however, as we continuously tested it during various competitions and carefully listened to the feedback of our users, we recently updated it by making it simpler and easier to use. 

Previously, when judges were scoring in real-time in Elevien, it was a bit challenging to simultaneously enter the deductions and watch the routine. With this fresh new design, it is now possible to be fully focused on the gymnasts’ routines and at the same time enter the deductions, without even looking at the phone while doing it. 

Among many other gains of Elevien, here are just a few benefits that this specific feature brings to gymnastics competitions.

Shorter duration of competitions

  • Digital, real-time scoring speeds up judging, as it eliminates the need for retyping the scores from paper into an Excel file or any other system. The current most time-consuming step – scoring and calculating deductions manually on paper, with Elevien is completely skipped, shortening the duration of judging, ergo the whole competition.

Transparency and a better understanding of judging

  • At the moment, most of the fans, or even gymnasts, don’t fully understand the rules of judging gymnastics routines. In the near future, we will build this feature up further: on the videos of the individual routines (that are already available in Elevien), the judges’ deductions will appear on the exact parts of the routine where they were made. This will enable greater transparency and a better understanding of the judging process and help bring the sport closer to the fans. 

More learning opportunities for gymnasts and coaches

  • With a real-time scoring system complemented with videos, gymnasts and their coaches can deeply analyse their performances, learn and improve their skills faster, by simply rewatching the videos of the routines and having insights into each specific deduction made by judges, as never seen before.

Elevien team dedication

Getting recognition from prominent and experienced persons in European and global gymnastics community is something we have been working hard for, and we couldn’t have made it this far if we didn’t have an amazing, dedicated team behind Elevien

The new version of this feature was designed and developed quickly and we successfully launched it in time for testing at the European Gymnastics Championship. Shoutout to the whole team, that will continue to develop and improve this feature.

Version 1 is currently available only on iOS as a Beta, feel free to check out how it works! If you were added as an E judge to a competition, tap the “Judge” button and then tap on the stopwatch icon in the upper right corner to turn it on or off.

We encourage you to try it out and share your feedback with us at [email protected] so we can keep on perfecting it!

Control Training Season Is On: Here’s How to Maximise Them With Elevien

In our many contacts with National Federation members from all over the world, the Elevien team has learned that all of them have similar challenges when preparing for World Cup events. One of them is the complexity and costliness of Control Training sessions and similar qualification events, which are mandatory for every gymnast that aims to compete in the World Cup events.

Complex and costly logistics

Although it’s nice to gather with colleagues and peers every so often, travelling 3 or more times a month to do one short competition can be tiring and time-consuming.

The judge jury consists of people who know the gymnasts well and are often members of the same club.

If you’ve ever tried organising Control Training sessions remotely by sending videos via WhatsApp, you know how hard it can be for the Organiser to collect all the scores, copy them into an Excel file and do the calculations manually in order to publish the final scores and let gymnasts know if they qualified or not. It can get very complicated and the waiting time for official results is long.

Each control practice requires a certain amount of funding from the Federation to cover the participants’ travel expenses (sometimes even accommodation costs). Wouldn’t it be better if you could spend those funds on more productive uses?

How Elevien maximises Control Trainings

As a unique platform for gymnastics which improves the organisation and management of competitions on any scale, as never seen before, Elevien offers a complete solution that solves all of these challenges regarding the qualification events. Here are the main benefits of utilising Elevien for Control Training sessions.

1. More efficient allocation of the Federation’s funds

Optimize the budget of your Federation and Clubs by reducing travel costs for having all the gymnasts and judges in the same gym. This will allow for a more strategic allocation of funds towards costs that truly matter. 

2. Remote and unbiased judging 

In the Elevien app, you can easily add international judges who do not know the gymnasts as well as your national judges, therefore giving you a more objective and unbiased score. All you need to have is their phone number. When they login into the app on their phone, they will see their judging assignments.

3. No room for mistakes: automatically calculated final scores 

Once all the judges have entered their scores, you will automatically get the final score along with the ranking of the gymnasts – no need for Excel sheets and manual work, Elevien does that for you in accordance with FIG rules.

4. No need to spend more time travelling than practising

Every gymnast can compete from their home gym, their coaches record their exercise directly in Elevien with their smartphones and the video is immediately available to all judges for scoring.

All of these benefits are not just a pitch, we already have many satisfied users who have recognised the practicality and usefulness of Elevien for this particular case. One of them is the Portuguese National Federation whose Technical Director organised their Controls and covered them in Elevien for both Seniors and Juniors:

“The Portuguese Gymnastics Federation used Elevien for the Control with MAG and it was very useful to us. Judging and watching gymnasts’ performances with the app is very easy. We had some judges judging from home which was really useful since they didn’t have to travel. Also, Elevien gives us the opportunity to rewatch the competition and analyse performances together with coaches and gymnasts.”

André Nogueira, Technical Director, Portuguese National Federation

How to set up your next Control in Elevien?

We pride ourselves in having an extremely user-friendly and easy-to-use platform, so here are all the instructions in one single image. No additional onboarding is necessary, but if you would still like some support, our team is eager to help with the setup and answer all your questions. Just email us at [email protected].

How to create Control training in Elevien

Easily share gymnasts’ performances with anyone

If your gymnasts wish to show the videos of their performances in Elevien to their families, friends, club members, or anyone interested, you can easily share the link to the Control Training directly from the app via WhatsApp, Viber, SMS, email or any of your preferred communication channels. You can post the link to your Social Media or Federation website and thus allow more people to watch your team’s success.

Related blog post: Why Elevien Is a Game-Changer for National Gymnastics Federations

Why Elevien Is a Game-Changer for National Gymnastics Federations

As we strive to keep enhancing our platform and bring it closer to everyone in the gymnastics world, our team is on a mission to meet as many gymnasts, coaches, clubs, organisers, judges and federations as possible. On that mission, Elevien CEO Tomislav Grubišić and Customer Success Manager Marija Franjul recently visited the Slovak National Gymnastics Federation (Slovenská Gymnastická Federácia) and introduced our application to their members at a meeting in Banská Bystrica. 

Revolution of gymnastics as never seen before

The team was excited to share why Elevien is a game-changer for National Gymnastics Federations and demonstrate how easily the application can be used on a national level. It was met with great interest and excitement, as it showcased a complete revolution in gymnastics: organisation and management of online, offline and hybrid gymnastics competitions on a national scale, as never seen before. This greatly expands the reach and accessibility of gymnastics competitions, allowing more people to participate and engage with the sport. 

The Slovakian members of the Federation were also excited to see how the Elevien application allows easy management of scoring, results, and rankings, and streamlines the organisation and administration of competitions. Here’re a few more takeouts from the meeting that we also wanted to share with our readers.

Elevien and Slovak National Gymnastics Federation

These 3 types of competitions are the future of sports

There are three types of competitions that are the future of gymnastics, and they can be fully covered in Elevien.

1. Offline competitions

Traditional, existing format is brought to the online world and easily accessible to a wider audience. The best example of how it is done is explained in this blog about the great success of Elevien at the international tournament in Novi Sad, Serbia in December 2022. The number of spectators who watched the competition in the Elevien app from all over the world was 10 times more than the number of live audience there had ever been in the gym

Elevien enhances traditional competitions by streamlining the process of organisation, providing judges with an easy-to-use tool, helping discover new gymnastics talents, providing financial benefits to all key user groups, and enhancing the global appeal of the sport.

If you want to organise this type of competition on Elevien, our team will be more than happy to take over the logistical part of recording it and entering all the scores. This way the Organiser doesn’t have to do anything in addition to their regular activities — our team handles everything in Elevien so you can just go about your duties as usual and reap the benefits of having your competition in a digital format. Here is an overview of the steps to achieve this:

Elevien instructions for organisers

2. Hybrid competitions

This type is a combination of in-person and remote participation. Some participants, mainly gymnasts and judges, are in the same physical location, while some judges are participating remotely, either from home or any other location. This allows a wider range of participants and flexibility in organizing competitions. 

The best use-case is Control Training sessions that every gymnast does when preparing for official competitions. The ability to record and rewatch their performances in Elevien, thereby learn from their mistakes, helps them improve faster and reach their full potential.

3. Online competitions

A completely new competition formats, where all participants and the audience are engaging remotely, from their own locations. This means that whether a gymnast is competing from their home gym or a remote location, they are able to participate in an online competition anywhere in the world. The same applies to judges, coaches and audiences.

Furthermore, online competitions can be held simultaneously between multiple clubs or federations, making it possible for gymnasts from anywhere in the world to compete against each other in real-time, and for audiences to watch the competition live from different locations.

Numerous benefits for the community and the sport development 

Elevien is designed to benefit National Gymnastics Federations and their members, as it is an ideal solution for federations looking to improve the organization and management of competitions and increase the reach of the sport. Here are some of the most important advantages of this innovation:

  • Equal opportunities for all. By enabling gymnasts to compete remotely, it is fully accessible and affordable for them to participate in competitions, regardless of age, abilities, financial situation, location or other criteria.
  • Cost and time efficiency. The app-based scoring and video-recording system saves time and cost for organisers and can also provide a more efficient way to score and record gymnastic competitions.
  • Increased coverage, audience and reach, as well as seamless accessibility and engagement for audience members, friends and family, who can now watch and track results in real-time or after the competition, from any location.
  • Additional opportunities for gymnasts to improve their skills and advance their careers, as coaches can now easily review their trainee’s performances and provide them with more effective feedback.
  • Increased fairness in scoring, as the video-recording and scoring of each gymnast’s performance through the app provides a transparent, clear and accurate record.

It’s no surprise that many are interested in exploring this innovative solution for gymnastics competitions. If you would also like to learn more about it, don’t hesitate to reach out to us! Email us at [email protected] — our team will happily organise a meeting and get you on board.

Related blog post: Control Training Season Is On: Here’s How to Maximise Them With Elevien

How Elevien Can Popularise Gymnastics by Increasing Audiences 100 Times

Elevien opened up space for solving one of the fundamental problems in gymnastics (and sports in general).

Gymnastics, like many other “small” sports, faces the issue of lack of money. This is a result of the fact that too few people follow and watch the competitions, which leaves no room for sponsors and monetisation of the competitions as such. And visibility is crucial for sponsors.

Visibility = money = better conditions = development of the sport.

The average competition looks like this: around 150-300 gymnasts of various age groups travel to another city or country for a competition, most often with their coaches and some of the parents. The competition often lasts several days and in the vast majority of cases, the spectators are actually the same group of athletes and coaches who came to participate, with a few enthusiasts who come watch the competition for a day. 

At the same time, there are thousands of people who would give anything to be able to watch the competition – parents, club co-members and followers from gymnasts’ cities and countries.

Is this possible to achieve today?

At the moment, the only way to watch a competition remotely is to sometimes follow live results on a link, which is often inaccessible and in most cases non-existent. In some cases, there are real-time streams from the gym that last the whole day, where no one knows at what time anyone will perform, where to see the results, etc. The statistics of the views of such videos best prove that they are unsuccessful attempts to broadcast the competition.

What should the competition look like?

Each competition should be accessible to everyone on their mobile phone, wherever you are. When a competition is held, you want to be able to see every video of every routine of each competitor with one simple tap on the mobile phone, receive notifications about the results and have scores alongside the videos.

Think of it as Instagram, where videos, scores and positions on the result lists appear as soon as they happen. Imagine being able to watch the routines of only those gymnasts you follow, or only of the best in the category. Imagine that you could have that for every competition, from club to national to intercontinental and to the biggest ones in the world.

Let’s just remember how impossible it was to watch the World Gymnastics Championships 2022 in Liverpool recently. Even the gymnastics community didn’t have a chance, let alone everyone else, except some lucky ones that got partial TV rights.

In December 2022 at the international competition in Novi Sad, a revolution in watching the competition via mobile phone took place.

At the memorial tournament “Laza Krstic i Marica Dzelatovic”, almost 300 competitors from 17 countries were also the spectators in the gym, alongside their coaches and some parents.

At the same time, it was possible to watch the competition via the Elevien platform (mobile application), which enabled parents and relatives, as well as fellow athletes from participating countries, and everyone else in the world to watch the competition in a better way than ever before.

Gymnastic performances available to watch at any time, from anywhere in the world.

The number of spectators who watched the competition in Elevien app from all over the world, including the countries where the athletes are from, was 10 times more than the number of live audience there had ever been in the gym.

The possibility of watching any time, watching only certain gymnasts, and seeing live scores along with video recordings of their performances, generated over 2 views of the competition per viewer (which is more than the length of one football match).

In order to make this possible, the organiser connected the existing judging processes and the existing scoring system with Elevien.

They needed nothing more than a mobile application which enables anyone to organise, record competitions, publish videos, judge, and monitor live scoring.

This is how Elevien can popularise gymnastics.

Elevien has the vision to provide every competition organiser with the possibility of broadcasting the competition to every parent, club, and fan of gymnastics and increase the audience of the competition by hundreds of times.

Whether it is a training competition between 5 gymnasts or a complex competition with hundreds of competitors, multiple disciplines, categories and rotations –  Elevien can support every competition type and size.

Elevien also enables online competitions from several gyms at the same time with judges scoring the video recordings of routines remotely.

Here’s a simple example: gymnasts are in 5 different gyms, some judges are there judging live from the gym, and some at home, in different countries. That whole competition can be organised easily in the Elevien application, which has already been tested and proven multiple times by different world-class coaches and judges.

Elevien is currently free to download and use.

If you are an organiser of a competition of any size, contact us and we will show you how you can have your competition supported in this format without having to change your existing way of organising the competition.

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