At the next General Assembly, the organisational cycle of the Gymnasiade will be discussed among the members, thus giving the opportunity to deliberate an eventual attribution for 2018, 2020 and further on.
Under the patronage of the King Mohammed VI, Morocco has actively expressed its interest for organising the event in 2018. Consequently, on 15th and 16th April, the ISF President - Laurent Petrynka, the Vice President - Stelios Daskalakis and the Secretary General - Jan Coolen were honoured to meet with high representatives of the Ministry of Education, and the Ministry of Youth and Sports of Morocco.
Manifesting their interest in hosting the event in two years from now, a visit of several sport facilities and accommodations enabled the ISF representatives to observe the promising capacity of Morocco.
Morocco will introduce their bid for hosting the Gymnasiade 2018 at the next General Assembly on 13th May 2016 in Marmaris, Turkey.
The ISF members are invited to bid and send by return to the ISF Secretariat their application, letter of intent, bidbook duly completed, sealed and signed for the Gymnasiade 2018 until the General Assembly in Marmaris. The call for bidding for Gymnasiade 2020 remains open until the end of the year 2016 (decision's date will be soon defined).
The Gymnasiade is the biggest event of the ISF, it is the only multi-sport event in the ISF, which gathers young athletes from all over the world to compete and have a once in a lifetime multicultural experience.
The mandatory sports represented:
- Gymnastics (Artistic, Rhythmic)
New sports recently introduced at Gymnasiade
- Gymnastics Aerobic
- Combat sports (Fencing, Wrestling, Judo, Karate)
Other demonstration sports can be suggested by the local organising committee.
The ISF wants to promote the trending sports, which are appealing to the youngsters.