Azerbaijan, Baku / Тrend corr Z. Safarov / The Union of European Gymnastics' (UEG) congress in Prague involving a delegation of the Azerbaijan Gymnastics Federation (AGF) headed by the Vice-President of the AGF, Altay Hasanov, has been completed.
Such forums are held once in two years and the congress was timed to the 25th Anniversary of the UEG.
After the UEG president, Dimitrios Dimitropulos, spoke on increasing role of gymnastics in the continent and the ways of its further development, special diplomas were given the people who were involved into establishment of the organization - Pier Shablo, the first president of UEG and Bruno Grandi, the current head of the Federation of International Gymnastics (FIG). Grandi noted contributions of Shablo and said that the 25 years of UEG's persisting also were the 25 years of his live.
According to the AGF, during the congress Hasanov presented a carpet to the head of UEG, which was weaved for the anniversary. He congratulated all participants on the event and stressed that the European Championship of Rhythmic Gymnastics held in Baku in summer made the two organizations closer. Hasanov thanked the administration of the European Gymnastics Federation for it confided organization of the championship to Azerbaijan and highly appreciated it after completion. "Our relationships became partner relationships and achieved a new level," he said.
A film made with the assistance of UEG director, Manfred Kucht, which demonstrated showed 25-year history of development of all gymnastic disciplines in Europe, was showed by the end of the event.
The heads of UEG technical committees delivered reports and the vacancies in the committees were filled.
The delegates of the congress discussed possibility of holding European junior competitions on sport and rhythmic gymnastics. Next forum will take place in 2 years.