The O2 Arena in London will host a new gymnastics event next year, with multi-Olympic medallists Simone Biles and Max Whitlock the first to sign up.

The Superstars of Gymnastics has been created by the multi-sport division of UK sports promotional company Matchroom Sport and will be held on March 23.

American Biles, who won four gold medals at the 2016 summer Olympic Games, and Britain’s Whitlock, who secured two golds in Rio de Janeiro, are the first gymnasts to commit to what Matchroom claims will be an exhibition of the very best talent in gymnastics.

Matchroom Sport chairman Barry Hearn said: The Superstars of Gymnastics is going to be something very special and something very big for the sport of gymnastics. We will be bringing superstars from around the world to London for a world-class showcase of this brilliant sport.

“With Simone and Max already on board and more big names to come, it is going to be something you simply won’t want to miss.”

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