Continental Unions


PAGU logoPan American Gymnastics Union (PAGU)

Founded in the 1970s

Number of member federations: 28

 

 

The Pan American Gymnastics Union is the official governing body for Gymnastics in the Americas, now representing all seven FIG disciplines. The PAGU credits its formation as having taken place during the 1970s under the leadership of its first President, Luis de Pablo Darna (CUB).  

 

President Term
Luis de Pablo Darna (CUB) ? - 1983
Jorge Ochoa Valderrama (VEN) 1983 - 1987
Fernando A. Brochado (BRA) 1987 - 1991
William Torres (CUB) 1991 - 1999
Vicelia Florenzano (BRA) 1999 - 2007
Zobeira Hernández (VEN) 2007 - 2015
Naomi Valenzo (MEX) 2015 - present

 

 

European Gymnastics Union (UEG)

Founded in 1982 in Luxembourg

Number of member federations: 50

www.ueg.org

 

While the first Artistic Gymnastics European Championships date back to 1955 for the men and 1957 for the women, the official decision to set up a European continental union was made in 1982. Fifteen countries - Belgium, Denmark, Spain, France, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Portugal, Federal Republic of Germany, San Marino, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey - took part in its first constituent meeting in Luxembourg on March 27 and 28. The UEG now counts 50 national member federations.

 

President

Term
Pierre CHABLOZ (SUI)

1982-1993

Klaus LOTZ (GER)

1993-2004
Dimitrios DIMITROPOULOS (GRE)

2004-2009

Georges GUELZEC (FRA)

2009-present

 

 

AGU logoAsian Gymnastics Union (AGU)

Founded in Tokyo (JPN) in 1964

Number of member federations: 38

www.agu-gymnastics.com

 

The Asian Gymnastics Federation (AGF) was founded in Tokyo in October 1964 during the Olympic Games in the same city. Its first President was Yoshihiko Kurimoto (JPN), who was elected at the first AGF Congress in Tokyo in 1966. Since then, it has grown and represents all seven disciplines of Gymnastics. The organisation changed its name to the Asian Gymnastics Union during the 1980s.

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President

Term

Yoshihiko KURIMOTO

1966

Yoshinori MAEDA

1975 - 1982

Takashi KONDO

1983-1991

Shuji YOKOYAMA

1991 - 1998

Torao TOKUDA

1999 - 2001

Hidenori FUTAGI

2001 - 2006

A-Rahman AL-SHATHRI

2007 - present

 


UAG logoAfrican Gymnastics Union (UAG)

Founded in Algiers (ALG) in October 1990

Number of member federations: 24

www.uagym.org

 

The document that saw the formal launch of the African Gymnastics Union (UAG) was signed in October 1990 in Algiers (ALG), during the 1st African Gymnastics Championships. Prior to official ratification, there had been a series of discussions and meetings in Tunis (TUN) in 1988, at the instigation and with the active encouragement of Bruno Grandi, who was then the Vice-President of the Fédération internationale de gymnastique (FIG).

 

President Term

Mohamed YAMANI (formerly LAZHARI) (ALG)

1990-2013

Ali ZAATER (ALG)

2013-present

 

 

Oceania Development Group

The Oceania Development Group is not a continental union but has been supported financially by the FIG since 2016. Its aim is to further develop Gymnastics in Oceania.

 

 

 

Updated January 2017