#MTL2017GYM Press Conference

Nadia and Kyle Shewfelt, FIG Ambassadors, unveiled the Worlds medals.

Gymnastics Canada Chair Richard Crepin gave an inspiring speech promising a Worlds we will never forget. He called on Kyle to come out of retirement. Declined, sadly.

FIG President Watanabe speaks English quite well. He asked that the media promote Gymnastics wanting children the world over to have a chance to participate.

Factoids:

Artistic Gymnastics Worlds is one of the top 3 most popular Olympic sports.

At least 50,000 tickets sold to fans from at least 42 nations. 660+ estimated million viewers worldwide on TV and online.

Press conference hosted atop the Olympic tower.

If organizers were trying to win over the media with free wine and hors d’oeuvres … it worked. 🙂

related – FIG announcement

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Rick Mc

Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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