It really doesn’t pay to be a gymnast

PALM DESERT, October 2, 2017 – The FIG World Championships in Artistic Gymnastics are set to start Monday evening in Montreal in the historic Stade Olympique in an event that will have cost millions of dollars to stage.

But the gymnasts competing won’t see much of it. The prize money offered by the International Gymnastics Federation is just embarrassingly low.

How low? Find out in our Lane One commentary, plus your weekend report on the Olympic sport weekend that was:

= p. 5/Rowing: New faces on the podium at successful World Rowing Champs in Sarasota!
= p. 8/Swimming: Hungary’s Katinka Hosszu wins six events at swimming’s World Cup no. 4;
= p. 10/Equestrian: U.S. grabs silver at the FEI Nations Cup Jumping Final in Barcelona;
= p. 12/Weightlifting: IWF suspends nine countries for year for 2008-12 Olympic doping!
= p. 15/Judo: Teddy Riner keeps winning, but new U.S. medalist in Zagreb World Cup!