ISF Gymnasiade 2018 in Morocco Print
Thursday, 16 November 2017 11:34

ISF Gymnasiade 2018

The Gymnasiade was organised for the first time in 1974 in Germany. It was organised following a 2-years cycle till 1990. A 4-years cycle was then introduced. In 2016 the General Assembly approved to change the cycle back from 4 to 2 years.

The number of sports has recently been increased from 4 sports in 2009 (Athletics, Artistic and Rhythmic Gymnastics and Swimming) to 12 sports at the last Gymnasiade in 2016 (Archery, Athletics, Chess, Fencing, Aerobic, Artistic and Rhythmic Gymnastics, Judo, Karate, Swimming, Tennis, and Wrestling).

From 1974 till today, generations of athletes took part in the Gymnasiade organised in eleven countries. France organised 4 times, Italy and Turkey twice.

A large number of participants made their way to the Olympics, having experienced their first international Games at the Gymnasiade.

Morocco will organise the first Gymnasiade on the African continent from 2nd to 9th of May 2018.

This 17th Gymnasiade will host 18 sports (see technical details), 6 are new on the programme – boxing, cycling, golf, pétanque, surfing, and taekwondo.

Download ISF Gymnasiade Bulletin 1 (pdf)

Download Amendment to Bulletin 1 (pdf)

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