It all started ...
….. on July 23, 1881, in Liège (BEL), in the offices of a local gymnastics club. There, Nicolaas J. Cupérus (1842-1928), a native of Antwerp, had invited delegates of the French Gymnastics Society, represented by Mr Sansboeuf; the Dutch Gymnastics Union, represented by Mr Ch. F. Kok; and the two Belgian federations represented by Mr Cupérus and Mr Lobet (of Wallonia) and Mr Vandehoren (of Flanders). Together, they set the foundation of what would become the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG). Switzerland would decline to attend the meeting and Germany would be absent without explanation.
||The Cupérus monument, a sculpture inaugurated on August 16, 1930, still stands today in Antwerp’s Nachtegalenpark.|
The Official FIG logotype was created and designed in the 1940s.
“If you do not know where you are going, look back from whence you came.”
-- Senegalese Proverb
Updated January 2014
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