Men: floor, pommel horse, rings, vault, parallel bars, horizontal bar, individual all-round, team
Women: vault, uneven bars, balance beam, floor, individual all-round, team
Gymnasts perform exercises on various pieces of apparatus and are scored by a panel of judges on their ability to demonstrate strength, flexibility and technical perfection. Judges assess technical execution and degree of difficulty in awarding scores out of a maximum of 10 points.
The competition is divided into four parts: team qualification, team finals competition, all around finals and apparatus finals. In the team competition, each team is comprised of six gymnasts. In each event, five of the six gymnasts compete. The team score is the total of the best four of the five scores on each event. The top eight teams from the qualification competition advance to the team finals. The top 24 gymnasts from the team qualification (with a maximum of two from any one country) advance to the all-around finals, where they compete again on each apparatus. In the apparatus finals, the top eight gymnasts on each individual apparatus from the team qualification competition (maximum of two per country) compete again only on that apparatus. This determines the individual apparatus winners.