We complain and complain and complain about the FIG, and Bruno Grandi, and we talk about what we would do if we were in charge, and I'm going to put up what I would change, if I ruled the sport of gymnastics.
First things first, get rid of the tie breakers!
If two gymnasts receive the same score, award them the same rank, especially if a medal is in question! If two gymnasts perform the same, according to the judges, leave it alone! The gymnasts deserve that to themselves, and so do their coaches. They may not necessarily leave in one piece, or they may be disappointed in how they perform, but at least let the gymnasts leave with the peace of mind that they placed where they were supposed to, mathematically. There aren't tie breakers at Worlds, so why in the Olympics?
Second, Abolish the "two-per-country" rule.
Don't you want the best competing in the finals? Isn't depth something to be rewarded? I believe so, and that can not happen due to the two per country rule. Part of this is that Jo couldn't try to defend her title, but another part of this is for all of those "third best"- I use that term VERY lightly- gymnasts from a power house who got screwed over by the FIG, so this would be a rule that would be quick to go as well.
Thirdly, More large meets throughout the year.
This one is for all of the fans, especially in the US who don't go to many meets other than Worlds and the Games. I understand why there aren't more major meets, for the mental health of the athletes, but for us US fans, it would be nice to see more than 3-4 meets a year!
Lastly, Bring back the Grandfather Clause!
This one is for Grishy, Kyla, Larisa and every other gymnast who got screwed over for experience. That extra year gives these gymnasts confidence to compete well at the biggest meet of their lives. They were just thrown into competition, which as I'm typing this reminds me WAY to much of the Hunger Games, so I'm just going to leave you with this. 2000 babies (for 2016), may the odds be ever in your favor:)
So that's all for now, I have so many other thoughts in my head, and if I feel like writing them down, I'll share them with you!