The President's Note N° 1 2018

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The President's Note N° 1 2018

January 10, 2018

By Farid Gayibov, UEG President

Dear Friends


I wish you, your families and your loved ones a Happy New Year!

On December 1 & 2, we all gathered in Split (CRO) to take part in the UEG’s 27th Congress. It ran smoothly due to the efforts of the hosting Croatian Gymnastics Federation. I would like to express my gratitude to the organisers for the wonderful conditions they offered.

Many thanks to all UEG member Federations who sent their delegates and showed their support for the unity of Europe. It pleased me enormously to see, for the first time, the representatives of all 50 Federations present and united to take decisions they believe are right for the future of European gymnastics.

Certainly, one of the most important issues of the Congress’s agenda was the election of the new UEG Authorities. I am grateful to you for entrusting me the president’s post. As the person to lead European gymnastics within the next 4 years, I, once again, congratulate all newly elected and re-elected officials and members and wish all of us success in our joint activity directed to the further development of gymnastics disciplines across Europe.

Now, it is time to proceed to do what we were elected for. The place in the limelight belongs to the gymnasts! Everything needs to be done to ensure their success as well as the overall progress of the gymnastics discipline they represent.

During my election campaign, I informed you of my plans and ideas which I aim to implement. The main thing is, by glancing at past experiences, to step towards the achievement of major success for European Gymnastics in the world’s gymnastics community. Certainly, there will be obstacles, difficulties and fear concerning new introductions on the path to this success. But all of them can be overcome by the joint efforts of the 50 UEG member Federations. Actually, real success is what lies behind the difficulties and fear.

Let’s unite to experience a thrill of great achievements in European Gymnastics!


Farid Gayibov

UEG President