In mourning for former UEG Vice President Atilla Orsel

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In mourning for former UEG Vice President Atilla Orsel

October 20, 2017

Mr. Orsel passed away today at the age of 77

With great sadness we learned of the passing of Atilla Orsel (TUR), former president of the Turkish Gymnastics Federation and former UEG Vice President and Executive Committee member. He succumbed to illness earlier today.

Atilla Orsel was born on the 13th of November 1939 in Kutahya (TUR) and dedicated his life to sports, gymnastics in particular. Holding the function of President of the Turkish Gymnastics Federation for nearly 30 years, from 1984 to 2012, Orsel joined the Executive Committee of the European Union of Gymnastics (UEG) in 1989. In 1993 he was elected as Vice President which he remained until 2005.  

In 2000, Orsel was elected as a member of the FIG Council and he became an Executive Committee member in 2004. He held this position for eight years. 

In name of the entire European gymnastics community, President Georges Guelzec wants to express his sincerest condolences to Atilla Orsel’s family and friends and the entire Turkish Gymnastics community.