Key Dates of the UEG History


First European Championships in men’s artistic gymnastics organised by the FIG in Frankfurt/GER.


First European Championships in women’s artistic gymnastics organised by the FIG in Bucharest/ROM.


During the FIG Congress in Rome, some European delegates meet in order to discuss whether and how they could actively cooperate.
  Decision to set up a „Community of interests of the Western European Federations of Gymnastics“.


First European Championships in RG, organised by the FIG in Madrid/ESP
  First European Championships in artistic gymnastics for juniors organised by the FIG in Milan/ITA.


At the FIG Congress in Fort Worth the „Community“ President obtains the authorisation to set up a technical commission for general gymnastics.


Decision to set up a European continental union. Invitations were sent to all the European member federations of FIG.
  27th and 28th March: constituent meeting in Luxembourg with 15 countries: Belgium, Denmark, Spain, France, Great-Britain, the Netherlands, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Federal Republic of Germany, San Marino, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey.
  6th and 7th July in Zurich: election of the first UEG Authorities.
  The FIG Executive Committee met with UEG representatives in Zagreb in order to proceed to an official acknowledgement.


UEG Congress in Varna/BUL. Admission of Liechtenstein and Czechoslovakia.


UEG Congress in Rimini/ITA. Admission of Austria, Finland and Hungary.
  The European Championships for juniors in men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics are still organised by the FIG, but in co-operation with the UEG, in Rimini.
  July 21st: in Los Angeles, official acknowledgement of the UEG by the FIG.


UEG Congress in Budapest. Admission of the Democratic Republic of Germany and of Bulgaria. Poland and Romania are present as observers.
  First UEG training camp for juniors in Tirrenia/ITA (artistic gymnastics).
  For the first time the FIG authorised the UEG to organise the 1986 European Championships (Germany) under its own responsibility.


UEG Congress in Karlsruhe. Admission of Poland, Cyprus, Greece, Ireland, Iceland and the USSR.
  Organisation of the first training camp for juniors
  First European Championships for juniors in men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics organised by the UEG in Karlsruhe.
  First European Championships in RG organised by the UEG in Florence/ITA.
  First contract between the UEG and the European Broadcasting Union „Eurovision“ (EBU) in Geneva.
  First contract between the UEG and the OIRT („Organisation Internationale de radio et télévision“) in Prague.
  The UEG President is invited to take part in EC/FIG-meetings in an advisory capacity.


UEG Congress in Madrid. Admission of Romania and Yugoslavia. The UEG counts 30 member federations.
  First European RG Championships for juniors in Athens/GRE.
  European Championships in men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics organised at the same venue and the same dates (21st - 24th July in Moscow).


The UEG establishes its General Secretariat in Lausanne/SUI.
  First European Cup in men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics (Finals in Florence).


UEG Congress in Vienna. Admission of Andorra and Monaco. After modification of the FIG Statutes Israel is admitted to the UEG.
  Creation of three different Technical Commissions (men’s artistic gymnastics, women’s artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics).
  First European Team Championships for juniors (Finals in Nantes).
  First European Cup in RG (Finals in Hanover).


Reunification of the two Germany. The national member federation of the UEG is the Deutscher Turnerbund (DTB). The UEG counts 32 member federations.


Congress in Venice/ITA. Admission of the ex-USSR federations: Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine as well as Slovenia and Croatia. First RG training camp for juniors (Stuttgart).


Congress in Lausanne. Pierre Chabloz retires from the presidency he had occupied since the foundation of the UEG. He is nominated Honorary President. Klaus Lotz, Germany, is the new President.
  Admission of Albania, Armenia, Georgia, Slovakia, Czech Republic. The UEG now has 43 member federations.
  First EUROGYM youth festival in Portugal.
1994 Congress in Reykjavik. Admission of Moldavia.
  First joint European Championships for juniors and seniors in women’s (Stockholm) and in men’s artistic gymnastics (Prague).


Congress in Brasov/ROM. Admission of Bosnia-Herzegovina.


Congress in Tel-Aviv/ISR. Admission of Azerbaijan.
  Admission of sports aerobics as new competitive sport.
  First EUROTEAM, a European Club Team event in general gymnastics, in Jyväskylä/FIN.


UEG Congress in Antalya/TUR. General elections. Klaus Lotz is re-elected as the President of the UEG. The UEG now counts 46 member federations.
  First UEG European Gymnastics Masters (men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics and rhythmic gymnastics in Paris).
  15th anniversary of the UEG. First intercontinental competition Europe-Asia in artistic gymnastics men/women in Lyon/FRA.


European Championships in men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics organised at the same venue, St. Petersburg/RUS with only one week interval.
  Congress in Bratislava/SVK.


Congress in Luxembourg
  Admission of trampoline and sports acrobatics with 2 working groups
(4 members each). Election of the Technical Commission for sports aerobics (7 members)
  First European Sports Aerobics Championships in Birmingham


Organisation of the 1st European Championships in sports acrobatics (juniors) under the responsibility of the UEG in Winterthur/SUI
  Organisation of the 1st European Championships in trampoline, tumbling and double mini-trampoline (seniors and juniors) under the responsibility of the UEG in Eindhoven/NED


Electoral Congress in Kassandra/GRE
  The President Klaus Lotz is re-elected.
  Creation of two Technical Committees for sports acrobatics and trampoline
  Creation of a Working Group for Euroteam
  The Technical Commissions become Technical Committees.
  Organisation of the 1st European Team Championships (ex Masters) in Riesa/GER
  Organisation of the 1st European Championships in sports acrobatics (seniors) under the responsibility of the UEG in Faro/POR
  Organisation of the 1st European Cup for Clubs in Nantes/FRA


Congress in Funchal/POR. Admission of the Gymnastics and Sports Union of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia
  Revision of the UEG Statutes
  Decision to organise the European Youth Festival EUROGYM every two years
  UEG opens a new Website


Congress in Vienna . Election of a new President following the announced departure of Klaus Lotz, who becomes the second UEG Honorary President.
  Dimitrios Dimitropoulos , Greece , becomes the new President.
  Decision to organise European Aerobic Championships for juniors, an Aerobic Fitness Convention, a European Cup for Clubs in Trampoline and a Gymnastics Festival for Seniors, the « Golden Age Gym Festival » (all test events)
  First joint European Championships in acrobatic gymnastics for juniors and seniors (Zielona Gora)


First European Individual Championships in artistic gymnastics in Debrecen (HUN)
  21st Electoral Congress in Birmingham (GBR).
  • Dimitrios Dimitropoulos brilliantly re-elected as President of the UEG.
  • Approval of the new competition format in artistic gymnastics (even years: European Artistic Gymnastics Individual Championships for seniors; uneven year: European Artistic Gymnastics Team Championships for seniors and juniors)
  • Creation of a Technical Committee TeamGym.
  • All Technical Committees count 7 members (except TeamGym)
  First Age Group Games in Acrobatic gymnastics in Zielona Gora / POL
  First European Championship for juniors and first Age Group Competition in Aerobic gymnastics in Coimbra / POR
  First Golden Age Gym Festival for gymnasts 50+ in Maspalomas (ESP) (test event)


First European Team Championships in Acrobatic Gymnastics in Zielona Gora / POL (test Event)
  90th birthday of Pierre Chabloz, founder and honorary president


22nd Congress in Prague (CZE)
  Celebration of the 25 years jubilee of UEG
  Election of Yvette Brasier (FRA) as president of WTC
  Nomination of Marie-Paule Hoffmann (LUX) as Honoray member
  Partial revision ot the statutes
  Complementary elections in the WTC, TC TRA and TC AER


1st official Golden Age Gym Festival in Maspalomas/Canarias/ESP
  Olympic Games in Beijing /CHN
  FIG Office move to Lausanne/SUI
  FIG Congress in Helsinki with general elections


23rd UEG Congress in Tel Aviv (ISR) - Electoral Congress
Georges Guelzec (FRA), vice-president, is elected as the president for the period 2010-2013 with 24 votes against the leaving president, Dimitrios Dimitropoulos (22 votes).
Elected as honorary members: Mrs Maria Teresa Nadal ESP (GR 1997-2009), Daniela Delle Chiaie ITA (GR 1993-2008), Natalia Kouzmina RUS (GR 1993-2008), Danielle Duchoud SUI (head of press 1994-2010), Mr. Stefan Bengtsson SWE (TeamGym 1996-2008)
  The general assembly also decided to posthumously nominate Claus Haller SUI, (MTC, passed away May 2009) as Honorary member
The TeamGym Championships are from 2010 on « European Championships in TeamGym” and will also include a Championships for Juniors.


1st TeamGym European Championships for seniors and juniors in Malmö SWE.
  Constitution of a Company Pool with the “official partners” Swiss Timing, Cirque du Soleil and Gymnova


24th UEG Congress in Malmö (SWE) Admission of the Montenegro


Launching of the new UEG Web, Facebook and Twitter pages


The UEG decides to take part of the first European Games withe the disciplines ART - RG - TRA - ACRO - AER which will be held in Baku/AZE in 2015

25e UEG Congress in Portorose (SLO). Georges Guelzec (FRA) is re-elected as President of the UEG for the period 2014-2017 with 40 votes out of 41 valid ballots


The UEG organizes its 1st Communication seminar at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne/SUI the 28 of March, 2014 with the participation of 16 European National Federations and about 40 people.


Presidents of UEG

Pierre Chabloz
Klaus Lotz
Dimitrios Dimitropoulos
Georges Guelzec
2010 - 2017

Farid Gayibov

2018 - ....