Glasgow - a model city!

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Glasgow - a model city!

April 19, 2016

The 2018 European Championships in Artistic Gymnastics

Present among the participants in the 14th Sportaccord Convention in Lausanne, a delegation composed of members of the Glasgow City Council and the European Championships Management (ECM), visited the Lausanne Headquarters of the European Union of Gymnastics (UEG) to meet its General Director, Mrs Kirsi Erofejeff-Engman (FIN). This delegation was composed of Ian Hooper (GBR), Director of Sport, Glasgow City Council; Colin Hartley (GBR), Championships Director, Glasgow City Council; Joanne Deponio (GBR), Senior Central Operations Manager, Glasgow City Council; Nicolas Duchoud (SUI), Senior Manager Partner Relations, ECM.

As a matter of fact, the UEG, ECM and the City of Glasgow are about to finalise the terms of a cooperation regarding the organisation of the 2018 European Championships in Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics. This event will be held in the context of the first European Championships, an event that will be organised every four years presenting simultaneously seven European Championships in seven different disciplines. The 2018 edition will be held from August 1st to 12th in Berlin and Glasgow. The Olympic Stadium of the German capital will welcome the athletics competitions while the swimming, cycling, golf, rowing, triathlon and gymnastics events will be held in Scotland.

As a reminder, Glasgow and its famous SSE Hydro Arena welcomed in 2015 the 46th World Championships in Artistic Gymnastics and inaugurated with brio a new era in the presentation of a World Championship. Meanwhile, the elite of European gymnasts will meet during the European Championships in Bern (SUI) from May 25th to June 5th. This competition will allow ultimate “adjustments” before the Rio Olympic Games where gymnastics will figure among the three most watched disciplines in the Olympic programme.

From the left: Nicolas Duchoud (SUI), Senior Manager Partner Relations, ECM; Ian Hooper (GBR), Director of Sport, Glasgow City Council; Colin Hartley (GBR), Championships Director, Glasgow City Council and Kirsi Erofejeff-Engman (FIN), UEG General Director.