BAKU, Azerbaijan, February 8. We now have our roadmap for the year which we are eager to follow and execute to achieve our goals for the prosperity of our sport on our continent, European Gymnastics President Farid Gayibov said in a note, Trend reports.
"Dear Gymnastics Family,
I hope you had a wonderful holiday and had a chance to spend quality time with your loved ones.
I am pleased to report that we have commenced our functions with the President’s Board meeting and with the Executive Committee on 27th and 28th January at our head office in Lausanne. This was a great opportunity to discuss our plans and the strategy for the foreseeable future. Towards the end of the year, we shall be hosting a congress where we plan to make some statute changes to enhance our transparency and good governance policies.
As usual in the beginning of the year, we had a productive meeting with the presidents of the Technical Committees, and we had the pleasure to touch base with our partners to discuss further opportunities and our plans for the coming years. We were further pleased with our meeting with our apparatus suppliers where we negotiated the terms for the renewal of our contract. Very soon we will move to the final stages of the negotiations where the agreements will benefit both the partners, European Gymnastics and its member Federations.
Very soon our athletes will return to the competition regime as the World Cup series begin. As with the gymnasts, our most important work is done outside of the field of play. The majority of the Executive Committee consist of new members, and I was pleasantly surprised and impressed with their participation during our meetings. Their eagerness to discuss issues on strategies and development imbeds confidence in the fact that we are all moving in the right direction.
While for us the year begun in a positive spirit, the recent tragic earthquakes in Türkiye and Syria shows us yet again how vulnerable we are. My heart goes out to all the people affected. On behalf of the European Gymnastics community, I’d like to express my deepest condolences and support.
During our Executive Committee meetings, we have finalised the allocation of the following European Championships: TeamGym in 2024 and Men’s and Women’s Artistic Gymnastics in both 2025 and 2027. After fulfilling our agenda for the day, we spent a long time working on our strategy and ways of moving forward. Tasks have been distributed to all working groups with the aim to be finalised by our next congress.
We now have our roadmap for the year which we are eager to follow and execute to achieve our goals for the prosperity of our sport on our continent. I wish you all a good luck with the year ahead of us," Gayibov said.