Free participation for senior gymnasts in Glasgow

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Free participation for senior gymnasts in Glasgow

March 14, 2018

As a gesture towards the member Federations

As a gesture towards its member Federations, UEG will exceptionally not charge entry fees for the senior gymnasts (EUR 150,- per gymnast) for the 2018 Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics European Championships in Glasgow (GBR).

This decision has been made by the Executive Committee following several discussions in previous meetings that not only UEG should benefit financially from the participation in the multi-sports event Glasgow 2018, but the National Federations should also benefit from it. This point of view was also taken into consideration for the negotiations with the host city Glasgow. The Senior Artistic Gymnastics European Championships are UEG’s core product in the public interest and as one of the top Olympic sports also an important asset for the success of this new multi-sports event.

UEG President Farid Gayibov explained: “We promised our federations that we will give something back to the gymnasts. Participating in a multi-sports event like the joint European Championships in Glasgow / Berlin gives gymnastics a broader audience and a greater financial revenue. We discussed several options on how the gymnasts and federations could benefit from this and came to the conclusion that handling it via the entry fee would be a solution which is fair and transparent.”