UEG and Minsk representatives meet to outline European Games programme


UEG and Minsk representatives meet to outline European Games programme

June 18, 2018

Marking 3 years since the opening of the inaugural Games in Baku

Last week, representatives of the European Union of Gymnastics met with the organisers of the second European Games in the Belarussian capital Minsk. Among the participants were the 6 Technical Committee Presidents and UEG General Director Lisa Worthmann. From the Belarus Gymnastics Association, its President Helen Skripel and Executive Director Andrey Fedarau brought their valuable experience and from the organising committee, MEGOC, CEO George Katulin and COO / Sports Director Siarhei Shablyka gave their ideas.

Based in the Minsk Arena, where the gymnastics events will be held, the group visited the competition venue and the training area. The main aim of the visit was to finalise the gymnastics schedule, ironing out the last issues. Some minor changes still need to be administrated after which the schedule will be published.

Several test events will be held, including a Trampoline World Cup stage, organised and executed by the MEGOC staff to ensure all procedures are in place well ahead of the Games. UEG General Director Lisa Worthmann highlighted: “Of course, the organisation of test competitions is a great way to test your strengths and capabilities before the main start. After test events you can improve not only the infrastructure but also the work of the organising team”. For the upcoming months actions have been divided and a next meeting is scheduled for beginning of 2019 in Lausanne.

The European Games will be held in Minsk (BLR) from 21 to 30 June 2019 and will combine 6 competitive disciplines in gymnastics: men’s artistic, women’s artistic, rhythmic, acrobatic, aerobic and trampoline.