8 November, 2014

AGU Congratulate JGA for the attribution the organisation of 81st Congress in October 2016

Tashkent (UZB) AGU  Office, November 04, 2014: During the 80th Congress, which concludes on October 30, 2014 in the Uzbek capital of Tashkent, the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) attributed organisation of its 81st Congress in October 2016 to the city of Tokyo (JPN), with 136 votes over 39 for the city of Orlando (USA).
This is the first time in the FIG’s long history that a statutory general assembly will be held on Japanese soil. Since being founded in 1881, only on two occasions has an extraordinary Congress been held in Asia, and that was in Seoul (KOR) in 1988 and in Tianjin (CHN) in 1999. Tokyo also carries special historical significance, notably with regard to preparation for the Games of the 32nd Olympiad, slated to be held in the Japanese capital from July 24 to August 9, 2020.
The president of the Japan Gymnastics Association (JGA), Hidenori Futagi, who leads a strong delegation in Tashkent, extended his warm thanks to the assembly, emphasizing “for many years our Association has worked alongside the FIG and its President, Prof. Bruno Grandi, to promote and develop gymnastics and its disciplines in Japan and throughout the Far East. I am excited about this opportunity to accompany the FIG and its gymnasts on the road to the Tokyo Games.”
On behalf of the AGU Federation, Mr. Abdulrahman Al-SHATHRi AGU President congratulate the Japan Gymnastics Association and specially Hidenori Futagi, who leads a strong delegation in Tashkent for this success.