Two candidates standing for FIG Presidency19/05/2016
The International Gymnastics Federation has received two candidacies in view of the upcoming FIG Presidential election this fall. Contenders had until midnight on May 17 to submit their applications to the FIG through their national federations.
The two candidates are:
- Georges Guelzec (FRA), 68, President of the European Gymnastics Union (UEG)
- Morinari Watanabe (JPN), 57, Secretary General of the Japan Gymnastics Association (JGA)
The Presidential election will be held during the FIG Congress October 18-20 in Tokyo. There, representatives of the FIG member federations will be called upon to choose a successor to Bruno Grandi (ITA), who will bow out at the end of his fifth Presidential mandate in late 2016.
The new president will be the ninth in the history of the FIG, which was established in 1881.
While the election of the new President is attracting particular attention this year because it is the first time in 20 years the FIG will have a new president, representatives of member federations will also be renewing all the other FIG member authorities at the Congress, as is the case every four years.
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