Federation Friday: Czech Republic

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Federation Friday: Czech Republic

January 15, 2016

This week we put the Czech Gymnastics Federation in the spotlight. They are organising the 10th EUROGYM this July in Ceske Budejovice and take this opportunity to highlight this event!

In the Czech Republic gymnastics has a long tradition and is the most successful Czech sport in modern  Olympic history. For beginnings of gymnastics in the Czech lands is considered founding the Pragues´ Gymnastic Union (later called SOKOL) in Prague on 1st June in  1862. The Czech Gymnastics Federation is preparing the celebration of 155 years of gymnastics in the Czech lands, which will take place in 2017.

Gymnastics sports at a competitive level, operates in the Czech Gymnastics Federation in 126 clubs around 12,500 gymnasts. Other tens of thousands of gymnasts are engaged in Gymnastics for All activities in the Czech Sokol Organization (ČOS) and the Czech Association Sport for All  (ČASPV).

Gymnastics for All activities in the Czech Republic have a long and rich tradition represented in the years 1882-1948 at „SOKOL FESTIVALS“ and under communism era in the years 1949-1989 at an event called „SPARTAKIADA“.  After the Velvet Revolution in November 1989 the tradition of Sokol Festivals have been revived. To continue this tradition the Czech Gymnastics Federation is organizing the 10th edition of the youth gymnastics festival EUROGYM 2016 which will take place 18 to 24 July 2016 at the South Bohemian metropolis  Ceske Budejovice. The Czech Gymnastics Federation organises this event in close cooperation with ČOS and ČASPV.

By the end of 2015, around 4500 participants from 23 European countries (BEL, CZE, DEN, EST, FIN, FRA, GBR, GER, GRE, HUN, ISL, ISR, ITA, LUX, MLT, NED, NOR, POL, POR, RUS, SUI, SVK, SWE) confirmed their participation. And we still receive questions about the possibility of additional login. The largest delegation will come from Portugal, nearly 1,000 participants !!!

The final online registration will be launched on March 15, 2016 on the official website www.eurogym2016.org  and will end on April 30th, 2016. On the official website you can find all the relevant information, as well as on Facebook, where you can find interesting articles and soon Interviews and trailers with lectors of workshops. The organizers also welcome on Facebook contributions from the participants themselves.

Until the beginning of EUROGYM 185 days left !!!

Czech Budejovice is already looking forward the EUROGYM 2016 participants !!!

GET UP AND MOVE !!!

links:

official web page http://www.eurogym2016.org/en/

how to flashmob http://www.eurogym2016.org/en/together-step-by-step/

Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Eurogym2016-1414397295526077/

Eurogym 2016 spot Nr. 1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qk5oE3A3hzc

Eurogym 2016 tour around CB https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NHvX0cipPJ4

Text: Czech Gymnastics Federation