The Romanian Gymnastics Federation The Romanian Gymnastics Federation, founded in 1906 and affiliated to the International Gymnastics Federation in 1907, is one of the oldest and most prestigious sports federations in the world. In 1985, the RGF became affiliated to the European Union of Gymnastics, an organization created in 1982. Of the four internationally recognized disciplines comprising the Romanian Gymnastics Federation, three are Olympic sports: Women's Artistic Gymnastics, Men's Artistic Gymnastics and Rhythmic Gymnastics. The relatively recent fourth discipline is Sports Aerobics Gymnastics. An attractive new discipline, it was integrated in the International Gymnastics Federation in 1994, with a perspective of development in the future. AEROS is comprised of members from each discipline. In 1994, 1995 and 1996, the Romanian Gymnastics Federation was awarded the National Prize for "the best sports federation from Romania" by the Youth and Sports Ministry. Most recently in the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, Andreea Raducan captured the Olympic Women's Gymnastics all-around gold medal, Simona Amanar and Maria Olaru took the silver and the bronze medals, and the Romanian team won the gold medal in Women's Team Gymnastics. It was the first time a country had swept the all-around since the former Soviet Union did it in 1960. Controversy existed, however: Raducan was relieved of her medal, and Simona Amanar and Maria Olaru eventually propelled to gold and silver, respectively.