This is the last opportunity for gymnasts to qualify for the 2012 Games and is vital for the British men’s artistic gymnastics team, which includes Olympian Louis Smith.
The London 2012 Gymnastics test event is taking place at the North Greenwich Arena (also known as The O2). Artistic Gymnastics and Trampoline competitions run from 10–13 January, followed by the Rhythmic Gymnastics competitions from 16–18 January.
Competing for Olympic qualification
The British men's team will be looking to qualify a full team for London 2012 during the men's Artistic Gymnastics qualification competition on Tuesday 10 January.
For the Trampoline competition on Friday 13 January, both men and women will be competing for the final Olympic qualification spots. British champion Kat Driscoll will also compete despite already having secured a place at London 2012.
For Rhythmic Gymnastics there are two individual routines and one group routine which count towards Olympic qualification. British athlete Francesca Jones has already booked her place for London 2012 as an individual and will compete at the test event in order to aid her preparation.
The British team have to score 45.223 from the test event in order for a nomination to be submitted to the British Olympic Association to accept a host country place.
Debbie Jevans, London 2012 Organising Committee Director of Sport, said: ‘Visa International Gymnastics is LOCOG’s biggest test event to date.
'Not only is it vital for us to test our operations, but the competition will be fierce as the gymnasts who have yet to qualify for London 2012 battle it out for Olympic qualification.’
Tickets still available
Tickets for the event sold quickly, with many sessions selling out, but there are some tickets still available from Ticketmaster.
As a proud sponsor of London 2012, Visa (debit, credit, prepaid) is the only card accepted for online ticket sales for this London Prepares series event.