05 February 2017
This weekend, there was held a meeting of the Executive Committee of the European Union of Gymnastics at its headquarters in Lausanne (Switzerland).
At the meeting, there was considered a bid of Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation for hosting of the European Artistic Gymnastics Championships in our country in 2020. Following the discussions, it was decided to organize the 34th European Men’s Artistic Gymnastics Championships in the capital of Azerbaijan on May 6-10. Paris (France) was entrusted with the organization of the 33rd European Women’s Artistic Gymnastics Championships (May 13-17).
According to the new rules of the International Federation of Gymnastics (FIG) for 2017-2020 Olympic Cycle, the European Championships qualify for Tokio-2020 as well.
Moreover, Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation will organize the qualifying World Cup series in 3 gymnastics disciplines (Artistic Gymnastics, Trampoline Gymnastics and Rhythmic gymnastics), as well as the World Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships prior to the next Olympiad.