The president of the European Gymnastics Federation and George Gretz, who has long served as vice chairman of the French Gymnastics Association, will be candidates for the post of President of the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG). This is officially announced by the French Gymnastics Association on Thursday (January 22). This year's 67-year-old George Guretz contributed his entire life to gymnastics. He represented the French team in the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. After retire, he served as coach and director of the Nantes Gymnastics Club in France. George Guretz has been the first French candidate to be elected to the post of President of the International Gymnastics Federation since World War II. His goal is to replace Bruno (Italy), the president of the International Gymnastics Federation, who is about to retire. Bruno announced in October 2014 that he would not participate in the election of the next president of the International Gymnastics Federation. In other words, he gave up his sixth re-election.
"I am convinced that our candidate George Guretz will become the chairman of an outstanding international gymnastics federation." The president of the French gymnastics association, Bratio, commented on George Guletz, "He was in France and He has been engaged in international gymnastics affairs for 35 years. He has sufficient management experience and level in gymnastics and also has his unique thinking and ideas."
He plans to elaborate the outlines and assumptions of his campaign at the relevant meeting held at the European Gymnastics Championships (France) in April 2015. "I want to bring about some changes and changes to make gymnastics more realistic tomorrow and into the future." He said, "Do gymnastics don't stay in the tradition. I hope to modify the rules of the current gymnastics competition so that gymnastics will become more Competitiveness will make gymnastics more attractive to the audience, organizers and the media.” The election of the new president of the International Gymnastics Federation will take place in the fall of 2016 at the International Gymnastics Federation Congress in Tokyo, Japan.