Participants in the PAGU Join the Gymnaestrada Course

LAUSANNE (SUI) FIG Office, September 24, 2008: The Gymnastics for All delegates of the Pan-American Gymnastics Union (PAGU) met in Cancun (MEX) to evaluate the situation of their activities and to fix the guidelines for the future development.

Mr. Flemming Knudsen (DEN) represented the GFA Committee of the FIG at this meeting. He explained the details of the different projects and the current development. The politics and the strategy, the communication and the motivation were the main topics and sometimes gave reason to impassioned discussions.

The attention of the participants was focussed on the FIG Gym For Life Challenge in 2009, the International Sport & Culture Festival as well as the World Gymnaestrada in 2011. The delegates asked many questions, answered by the representatives from Dornbirn (AUT), Dallas (USA) and Lausanne (SUI).

Paula Lord, Steve Whitlock, and Lori Laznovskyattended from USA Gymnastics, Paula Lord was one of the featured presenter sas Director for the PAGU/GFA Continental Evening at the 2011 World Gymnaestrada.

Steve Whitlock and Lori Laznovsky did a presentation on the International Sport and Cultural Festival that will be held in Ft. Worth, Texas in June 2009, Additionally, Steve Whitlock did a presentation on the USA Gymnastics TeamGym program.