The IOC has announced that Singapore will host the first Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2010.
"Das Leben ist nicht einfach!" Such were the words often repeated to MTC members by Karl-Heinz Zschocke, who only days ago withdrew from this life, leaving us without words and with a looming sense of sadness and melancholy. The gymnastic community is indebted to him in so many ways. Karl-Heinz was a member of the FIG Authorities from 1968 to 1996; MTC President from 1984 to 1996. He was named Honorary FIG Vice-President in 1996.
The Executive Committee members held an extraordinary meeting in Lausanne (SUI) on January 26th to designate the future location of FIG headquarters. Two projects in the City of Neuchâtel and one in Lausanne were presented. After discussions and evaluation, the Executive selected the Olympic City. The FIG Office will move to Lausanne during the Summer of 2008, once the City Parliament has approved the project.
FIG President, Prof Bruno Grandi, Honorary Vice President Norbert Bueche and African Gymnastics Union President, Mr Mohamed Yamani attended the official inauguration of the International Gymnastics Centre in Thiès (SEN). The ceremony was conducted by Mr Mamadou Lamine Keita, Minister of Youth of the Republic of Senegal.