September 4-7, 2015, Brazzville, Congo
Gymnastics has been included since 1991.
I was there last year. Construction on the venues frantic.
It’s not easy for a poor nation to put on a major event like this. Hopefully it will be a stimulus to grow the infrastructure. To modernize the city.
The All-Africa Games, sometimes called the African Games or the Pan African Games, are a continental multi-sport event held every four years …
The first Games were held in 1965 in BrazzavilleCongo. … 30 countries, around 2,500 athletes competed. Egypt topped the medal count for the first Games. …
related – There are two Congos:
1) Republic of the Congo
2) Democratic Republic of the Congo
Republic of the Congo, the much smaller nation, is hosting the Games.
For the first time in the same competition, our six disciplines, four Olympic (MAG, WAG, RG, TRA) and two non-Olympic disciplines (AER, ACRO) are gathered.
All finales will take place according to the principle of an alternation between two disciplines. Men’s artistic gymnastics with women’s artistic gymnastics, rhythmic (Olympic) with acrobatic (non-Olympic), trampoline (Olympic) with Aerobic (non-Olympic). …
… artistic, with an all-around final with 18 gymnasts instead of 24 and the apparatus finals with 6 instead of 8 gymnasts. …
The main booster of the European Games format is Georges Guelzec, President of the European Union of Gymnastics. He’s running to succeed Bruno Grandi as the next FIG President.
related – Arabian Punch Front – Stars of the First European Games
Here’s the Men’s individual winner at the 2014 Aerobic Gymnastics World Championships.
Click PLAY or watch it on YouTube.
Other top nations in this sport include Australia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Chile, China, France, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Korea, New Zealand, Romania, Russia and Spain.
An early version of the official website is live at
Learn all about TWG 2017 Wroclaw
World Games are the Olympics for non-Olympic sports.
2021 Games are scheduled for Birmingham, Alabama
The south-eastern United States city was this week selected to stage the Games – ahead of Lima, Peru and Ufa, Russia – by the International World Games Association (IWGA) Executive Board following presentations at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) headquarters in Lausanne. …
Interviewed face-to-face in a Lausanne hotel before the climactic final day of the contest, David Benck, one of the bid team’s co-chairs, said: “We are 100 per cent built today”.
… 4,500 athletes and 1,000 media representatives for the event which features a selection of around 25 sports …
Any surplus revenues from hosting are said to have been earmarked for local and Alabama state charities.
Birmingham “100 per cent built” for World Games, says bid leader
Click PLAY or watch a cool Games promo on Vimeo.
Gymnastics events include Synchronised Trampoline, Tumbling, Double-mini Trampoline, Acrobatic Gymnastics, Aerobic Gymnastics and Rhythmic Gymnastics individual event finals.
related – Emily Smith and Jon Schwaiger, two Canadian Trampoline sports competitors from the Cali Games, are in Mexico. Getting married. Congratulations.