The President's Note N° 13

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The President's Note N° 13

November 6, 2015

By Georges Guelzec, UEG President

Dear friends,

The Glasgow Worlds just came to an end and I would like to seize the opportunity of this new President’s Note to have a quick look back on the event.

The gymnasts, our gymnasts dazzled us! All gymnasts offered us a spectacle of rare quality. Yes, this is the kind of gymnastics we like. I am grateful and somewhat also indebted to them for such a demonstration of their talents. They have shown the nicest images of our sport to the entire world.

To my friends from British Gymnastics, I would like to acclaim here as well the talent with which the federation and its Organising Committee have managed this immense task. They have offered us a magnificent scene and all conditions required to present us a show that we will all remember.

I am already looking forward to our next “artistic” rendez-vous. It will be in Bern in 2016 ! I know that the Swiss public will be numerous in the PostFinanz Arena of the federal city to applaud our gymnasts and in particular its star Giulia Steingruber and its men’s team, brilliant in Glasgow and I want to take this opportunity to congratulate them.

Bern 2016 will also be the place where we will organise for our member federations, their communication officers, a day dedicated to this essential topic.

In the light of this, I can already tell you today that we will have the great honour and rare privilege to count on the presence of two distinguished guests that have already confirmed their participation in our panel. They are Mr. Denis Oswald (SUI), IOC member, former FISA President, Arbitrator and Mediator at the CAS in Lausanne and Mr. Nicolas Maingot (FRA), ad interim Director of Communication and Public Affairs of FIFA, in Zurich.

The programme and the details of the content will be sent to you in due time, but I know that you will be numerous to follow this seminar on May 30th, 2016 in Bern. Save the date!

Up next are the Aerobic Gymnasts in Elvas, Portugal, for the 9th European Championships of the discipline. Our Portuguese friends are ready to welcome us with their known enthusiasm and warmth. I thank them for their loyal and flawless commitment. Many thanks as well to our authorities, President Cristina Casentini and her technical Committee and I wish them every success for this event that marks the 20th anniversary of the integration of Aerobics in the programme of the official competitions approved by the FIG. It was in Paris, in the Coubertin Stadium, the 16th and 17th of December 1995.





With my compliments,


Georges GUELZEC, 
UEG President