An unforgettable and phenomenal Gymnasiade! Look back at the major event of ISF
Memories, discoveries, exchanges, tears and smiles, the 15th Gymnasiade in Brasilia, Brazil, amazed thousands of young athletes from all over the world.
This organization was only possible thanks to the joint efforts of The Brazilian School Sport Confederation (CBDE) and its main partners: the Ministry of Sport, the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB), the Brazilian Confederation of Clubs (CBC) and the Brazilian Paralympic Committee (CPB) which are jointly responsible for the major national competitions and tournaments, and the strong alliance with the International School Sport Federation (ISF).
For 14 years, the CBDE has accumulated an experience, gained strength, created strong partnerships and managed to consolidate itself as an institution of national reference in the development of the Brazilian school sports. Their experience and professionalism made the Gymnasiade being an unforgettable moment.
After a magnificent Gymnasiade in Qatar, Brazil was the first Latin American country to host a Gymnasiade, housing more than 1700 participants and 35 countries. The president of the Brazilian Confederation of School Sport, Antonio Hora Filho, said that the main objective of the organization was to set up a logistic that met the specifications of the ISF. It resulted into a successful event, thanks to the incredible involvement and the organizing team of the General Secretary of CBDE, Robson Aguiar, an active and highly skilled member of the Executive Committee of ISF.
CBDE and ISF can be proud of having collaborated with the next generation of professional athletes.
All the delegations gathered as one during a sensational opening ceremony combing local folklores, sport performances and passion which shifted to the beginning of the competition: karate, gymnastics, judo and athletics.
After four days of intense competition, 15th Gymnasiade ended with a worldwide fraternity and unforgettable memories for our young athletes.
See you in 2016 for the next Gymnasiade in Turkey for another ISF outstanding experience.