Finnish Gymnastics Federation and the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) welcome you to the opening Press Conference of the World Gymnaestrada week.
World Gymnaestrada 2015 Helsinki Press Conference July 12th at 13:00–14:00
Messukeskus Helsinki Expo and Convention Centre room 208, second floor, Messuaukio 1 00521 Helsinki
Entrance from the Holiday Inn Hotel by Messukeskus.
At the Press Conference the media representatives get facts about today’s Opening Ceremony and about the upcoming festival.
During the event week Press Conferences will be organised at the Messukeskus room 208 as follows:
Monday July 13th at 10:00 Meaning of the World Gymnaestrada to Finland and Finnish participants
Tuesday July 14th at 10:00 Helsinki as the host city of the World Gymnaestrada (At the Bock House, Aleksanterinkatu 20, near the Senate Square)
Wednesday July 15th at 10:00 Large Group Performances and new Midnight Sun Special evening
Thursday July 16th at 10:00 FIG Gala
Friday July 17th at 15:00 Summary of the World Gymnaestrada 2015 Helsinki
Gymnaestrada media accreditation is open during the press conference and during the whole event at the Messukeskus Media Centre.
The World Gymnaestrada Media Centre is open:
Sunday July 12th at 12:00–19:00
Monday July 13th to Saturday July 18th at 9:00–18:00
The World Gymnaestrada 2015 Helsinki is a seven day lasting non-competitive gymnastics festival which will gather together 21,000 participants from more than 50 different countries in Helsinki. The event will start on July 12th and end on July 18th and is in terms of international participants the biggest event ever held in Finland. This worldwide Gymnastics for All event authorised by International Gymnastics Federation is a organised every four years and attracts the largest number of active participants of any FIG event. The President of the Republic of Finland Sauli Niinistö and the First Lady Jenni Haukio act as the patrons of the World Gymnaestrada 2015 Helsinki. The 15th World Gymnaestrada is organised by the Finnish Gymnastics Federation with the cooperation of the City of Helsinki and the Ministry of Education and Culture.
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