December 13 - Levallois in France has been awarded the hosting rights for the 2014 Acrobatic Gymnastics World Championships and the World Age Group Competitions, the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) announced today.
The events will both take place at the Palais des sports Marcel Cerdan in the commune on the north-western outskirts of Paris, with the World Championships scheduled for July 10-12 and the World Age Group Competitions, which is expected to attract more than 600 gymnasts, set for July 2 until 5.
France has been one of the most frequent hosts of Gymnastics World Championships historically, having organised a total of 16 showpiece events across the FIG disciplines.
The 2014 Acrobatic World Championships will, however, be the first for new French Gymnastics Federation (FFG) President James Blateau, who succeeded Jacques Rey in March this year.
The last edition of the competition - where Russia topped the medal table, followed by Great Britain and Belgium - was staged in Florid in 2012.
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