Last week, the capital of Azerbaijan city of Baku held the FIG Congress. Representatives of all gymnastics federations and affiliated clubs and unions were presented at the congress. Congress was called to decide some major flagship projects and plans.

Among the delegates was the President of the United Georgian Gymnastics Federation Mr. Konstantin Lashkhi who had some important meetings as with colleagues form other Federations, also, with some FIG and the UEG authorities.

The Congress had made some decisions, such were for instance:

--the Congress has accepted the creation of an independent ‘’Gymnastics Ethics Foundation’’

--the FIG now counts a total of 148 member federation. The continental distribution is as follows: Europe-50 members, Asia-37 members, the Americas-30 members, Africa-24 members, and Oceania -7 members.

--the Congress has assigned the organization of the 2020 FIG Congress to the Turkish Gymnastics Federation. The Congress will be held in Antalya (TUR) from 23-25 October 2020.

Also, some decisions were made by the Executive Committee:

--approved competition format and program for the 1ST FIG Artistic Gymnastics Junior World Championships in Gyor (HUN), 27-30 June 2019, and the 1ST FIG Rhythmic Gymnastics Junior World Championships in Moscow (RUS), 19-21 July 2019. Both are considered as test events.

--the EC has unanimously assigned the 39TH Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships to the Bulgarian Gymnastics Federation. They will be held in Sofia (BUL), 12-18 September 2022.

The most important for Georgia was the decision which was made by the UEG authorities, which met to discuss allocation of the host city for the ‘’UEG Presidential Board and Executive Committee meetings August 29TH to 31ST , 2019’’. The host city will be the Georgian seaside city of Batumi. It will be a very important and significant event for the Georgian Gymnastics and for Georgia in general.