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EOC Sports Director Peter Brull attended UEG congress in Sofia

18 November 2019

EOC Sports Director Peter Brull attended the European Union of Gymnastics (UEG) congress, which was held on 15-16 November in Sofia, Bulgaria.

Brull delivered a presentation focusing on the good collaboration between EOC and UEG, as well as the important role that gymnastics plays at EOC events.

“I was happy to be able to present the EOC Sport Events – the European Games and the European Youth Olympic Festivals (EYOF) – to the UEG Congress delegates,” said EOC Sports Director Peter Brull.

“UEG is strategic partner of the EOC and gymnastics is among the core sports of the European Games and EYOF. I am looking forward to our future cooperation.”

At the 2nd European Games Minsk 2019, 277 athletes competed in 5 gymnastics events: acrobatic gymnastics (40), aerobic gymnastics (47), artistic gymnastics (90), rhythmic gymnastics (52), trampoline gymnastics (48). While, at the Summer EYOF Baku 2019, 168 athletes competed in artistic gymnastics.

The sport is also set to be included on the sports programme of future EOC events, following the signing of a letter of intent in Minsk during the 2nd European Games.

Gymnastics will indeed feature at the 2023 European Games in Krakow and the Malopolska region of Poland, as well as next EYOF 2021 Banská Bystrica (SVK).

Representatives from 47 out of the 50 National Federations attended met for the biennial UEG General Assembly. One of the highlights of the two-day meeting was the change of the organisation’s name to European Gymnastics. This will come into force from 1 April 2020.