China’s Chengdu to host 2027 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships

China’s Chengdu to host 2027 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships

China’s Su Weide competes in the Men’s Horizontal Bar Final during the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium, October 8, 2023. /CFP

China’s Su Weide competes in the Men’s Horizontal Bar Final during the FIG Artistic Gymnastics World Championships in Antwerp, Belgium, October 8, 2023. /CFP

Chengdu, capital city of southwest China’s Sichuan Province, will host the 2027 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, organizers said on Saturday.

An International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) Executive Committee meeting was held in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from November 22 to 23. Shortly after that, FIG announced that they received a bid to host the 55th worlds from the Chinese Gymnastics Association.

Later, in an official letter from FIG secretary general Nicolas Buompane, FIG announced that the Executive Committee decided by electronic voting to allocate the championships to the city of Chengdu, China.

A view of the Chengdu logo during the closing ceremony of the World University Games at Chengdu Open Air Music Park in Chengdu, China, August 8, 2023. /CFP

A view of the Chengdu logo during the closing ceremony of the World University Games at Chengdu Open Air Music Park in Chengdu, China, August 8, 2023. /CFP

A view of the Chengdu logo during the closing ceremony of the World University Games at Chengdu Open Air Music Park in Chengdu, China, August 8, 2023. /CFP

Chengdu hosted the 31st International University Sports Federation (FISU) World University Games from July 28 to August 8, 2023.

Prior to Chengdu in 2027, the championships will be held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands in 2026.

Chengdu, which will host the event from September 28 to October 6, 2027, will become the third Chinese city to host the FIG Artistic World Championships after Tianjin in 1999 and Nanning in 2014.

(With input from Xinhua)

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