Joukkueiden nimet joukkuevoimistelussa
Suominen, Seppo (2019)
Heikki Roiko-Jokela ja Esa Sironen
Suomen urheiluhistoriallinen seura
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In Finnish aesthetic group gymnastics the team names were first seen in the mid 1980’s since it was possible to have two or more teams from the same association in a competition. Simply the name of the sports association was not adequate in order to distinguish different teams. In the mid 1980’s the name of the coach was included but the idea of the competition programme was used also. However, gradually other separating names arrived. In the mid 1990’s the spirit of the species, aesthetic group gymnastics has had more influence on the naming process. Terms that shade the aesthetic nature of the gymnastics have become more usual. Recently brightness, glory, femaleness, strength and flexibility have been father typical. Some associations have chosen one theme for each team from girls (8 – 10 years) to women (more than 16 years old), like birds, terms of physics or stars. No differences can be found between different provinces in Finland.