KEY DATES

OF THE UEG HISTORY ueg

1988

 The UEG establishes its General Secretariat in Lausanne/SUI. First European Cup in men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics (Finals in Florence).

1989

UEG Congress in Vienna. Admission of Andorra and Monaco. After modification of the FIG Statutes Israel is admitted to the UEG. Creation of three different Technical Commissions (men’s artistic gymnastics, women’s artistic gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics). First European Team Championships for juniors (Finals in Nantes). First European Cup in RG (Finals in Hanover).

1990

Reunification of the two Germany. The national member federation of the UEG is the Deutscher Turnerbund (DTB). The UEG counts 32 member federations.

1992

Congress in Venice/ITA. Admission of the ex-USSR federations: Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Russia, Ukraine as well as Slovenia and Croatia. First RG training camp for juniors (Stuttgart).

1993

Congress in Lausanne. Pierre Chabloz retires from the presidency he had occupied since the foundation of the UEG. He is nominated Honorary President. Klaus Lotz, Germany, is the new President. Admission of Albania, Armenia, Georgia, Slovakia, Czech Republic. The UEG now has 43 member federations. First EUROGYM youth festival in Portugal.

1994

Congress in Reykjavik. Admission of Moldavia. First joint European Championships for juniors and seniors in women’s (Stockholm) and in men’s artistic gymnastics (Prague).

1995

Congress in Brasov/ROM. Admission of Bosnia-Herzegovina.

1996

Congress in Tel-Aviv/ISR. Admission of Azerbaijan. Admission of sports aerobics as new competitive sport. First EUROTEAM, a European Club Team event in general gymnastics, in Jyväskylä/FIN.

1997

UEG Congress in Antalya/TUR. General elections. Klaus Lotz is re-elected as the President of the UEG. The UEG now counts 46 member federations. First UEG European Gymnastics Masters (men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics and rhythmic gymnastics in Paris). 15th anniversary of the UEG. First intercontinental competition Europe-Asia in artistic gymnastics men/women in Lyon/FRA.

1998

European Championships in men’s and women’s artistic gymnastics organised at the same venue, St. Petersburg/RUS with only one week interval. Congress in Bratislava/SVK.

1999

Congress in Luxembourg. Admission of trampoline and sports acrobatics with 2 working groups (4 members each). Election of the Technical Commission for sports aerobics (7 members). First European Sports Aerobics Championships in Birmingham

2000

Organisation of the 1st European Championships in sports acrobatics (juniors) under the responsibility of the UEG in Winterthur/SUI Organisation of the 1st European Championships in trampoline, tumbling and double mini-trampoline (seniors and juniors) under the responsibility of the UEG in Eindhoven/NED

2001

Electoral Congress in Kassandra/GRE. The President Klaus Lotz is re-elected. Creation of two Technical Committees for sports acrobatics and trampoline. Creation of a Working Group for Euroteam. The Technical Commissions become Technical Committees. Organisation of the 1st European Team Championships (ex Masters) in Riesa/GER. Organisation of the 1st European Championships in sports acrobatics (seniors) under the responsibility of the UEG in Faro/POR. Organisation of the 1st European Cup for Clubs in Nantes/FRA

2002

Congress in Funchal/POR. Admission of the Gymnastics and Sports Union of the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. Revision of the UEG Statutes. Decision to organise the European Youth Festival EUROGYM every two years. UEG opens a new Website

2003

Congress in Vienna . Election of a new President following the announced departure of Klaus Lotz, who becomes the second UEG Honorary President. Dimitrios Dimitropoulos , Greece , becomes the new President. Decision to organise European Aerobic Championships for juniors, an Aerobic Fitness Convention, a European Cup for Clubs in Trampoline and a Gymnastics Festival for Seniors, the « Golden Age Gym Festival » (all test events). First joint European Championships in acrobatic gymnastics for juniors and seniors (Zielona Gora)

2005

First European Individual Championships in artistic gymnastics in Debrecen (HUN) . 21st Electoral Congress in Birmingham (GBR). Dimitrios Dimitropoulos brilliantly re-elected as President of the UEG.. Approval of the new competition format in artistic gymnastics (even years: European Artistic Gymnastics Individual Championships for seniors; uneven year: European Artistic Gymnastics Team Championships for seniors and juniors). Creation of a Technical Committee TeamGym. All Technical Committees count 7 members (except TeamGym). First Age Group Games in Acrobatic gymnastics in Zielona Gora / POL. First European Championship for juniors and first Age Group Competition in Aerobic gymnastics in Coimbra / POR. First Golden Age Gym Festival for gymnasts 50+ in Maspalomas (ESP) (test event)

2006

First European Team Championships in Acrobatic Gymnastics in Zielona Gora / POL (test Event). 90th birthday of Pierre Chabloz, founder and honorary president

2007

22nd Congress in Prague (CZE). Celebration of the 25 years jubilee of UEG. Election of Yvette Brasier (FRA) as president of WTC. Nomination of Marie-Paule Hoffmann (LUX) as Honoray member. Partial revision ot the statutes. Complementary elections in the WTC, TC TRA and TC AER

2008

1st official Golden Age Gym Festival in Maspalomas/Canarias/ESP. Olympic Games in Beijing /CHN. FIG Office move to Lausanne/SUI. FIG Congress in Helsinki with general elections

2009

23rd UEG Congress in Tel Aviv (ISR) – Electoral Congress. Georges Guelzec (FRA), vice-president, is elected as the president for the period 2010-2013 with 24 votes against the leaving president, Dimitrios Dimitropoulos (22 votes). Elected as honorary members: Mrs Maria Teresa Nadal ESP (GR 1997-2009), Daniela Delle Chiaie ITA (GR 1993-2008), Natalia Kouzmina RUS (GR 1993-2008), Danielle Duchoud SUI (head of press 1994-2010), Mr. Stefan Bengtsson SWE (TeamGym 1996-2008). The general assembly also decided to posthumously nominate Claus Haller SUI, (MTC, passed away May 2009) as Honorary member. The TeamGym Championships are from 2010 on « European Championships in TeamGym” and will also include a Championships for Juniors.

2010

1st TeamGym European Championships for seniors and juniors in Malmö SWE. Constitution of a Company Pool with the “official partners” Swiss Timing, Cirque du Soleil and Gymnova

2011

24th UEG Congress in Malmö (SWE) Admission of the Montenegro

2012

Launching of the new UEG Web, Facebook and Twitter pages.

2013

The UEG decides to take part of the first European Games withe the disciplines ART – RG – TRA – ACRO – AER which will be held in Baku/AZE in 2015. 25e UEG Congress in Portorose (SLO). Georges Guelzec (FRA) is re-elected as President of the UEG for the period 2014-2017 with 40 votes out of 41 valid ballots

2014    

The UEG organizes its 1st Communication seminar at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne/SUI the 28 of March, 2014 with the participation of 16 European National Federations and about 40 people.