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2017 Gymnastics for All Colloquium sets stage for new ideas

Publication date : 21/03/2017

Thirty participants representing 20 FIG member federations and all continental unions have registered for the 2017 Gymnastics for All Colloquium that will take place in the historic city of Tallinn (EST) March 23 to 26.

Estonia is a country with an interesting Gymnastics history. The Gymnastics Club Piruett of Tallinn made headlines in 2009 at the very first World Gym for Life Challenge in Dornbirn (AUT), where the group become World Group Champion and was awarded the Bruno Grandi trophy.

The Gymnastics for All Colloquium is organised every year by the FIG Gymnastics for All Committee that traditionally invites all member federations and continental unions to discuss the development and opportunities for displaying Gymnastics for All around the world. It is an ideal platform for participants to share best practices and to develop new ideas for events like the World Gymnaestrada and the World Gym for Life Challenge.

Participants of the 2016 Gymnastics for All Colloquium in Dornbirn (AUT)

Giving an outlook of this year’s event,organised in cooperation with the Estonian Gymnastics Federation, Margaret Sikkens Ahlquist (SWE), President of the FIG Gymnastics for All Committee said: “The colloquium gives us the possibility to communicate directly with our member federations and their GfA representatives. This year, we are delighted to have our new FIG President Morinari Watanabe with us. He will talk about FIG in a future perspective. Other topics will be our new business plan, cooperation with other organisations, social media and our two events, the World Gym for Life Challenge and the World Gymnaestrada. We will also have time for discussion concerning ideas, resources and experience made by our federations.”

The next major international Gymnastics for All event is the King Harald’s World Gym for Life Challenge this July in Vestfold (NOR).