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Gymnastics refers to a set of physical exercises and is also a competitive sport. It typically includes various exercises such as tumbling, acrobatics, handstands, and other rythmic and strength related movements and walking and jumping on a balance beam and use of bars, rings and other specialized apparatus to perform various manouvers that display strength, balance, and agility. Gymnastics is an Official sport of the Olympics.

Some forms of the sport, notably rhythmic gymnastics, are joke sports.