World Gymnaestrada



FIG governs eight sports, and Gymnastics for All is one of them. Both a discipline and concept, Gymnastics for All is the foundation for all Gymnastics disciplines, physical movement and sporting activities, and offers a world of movement opportunities suitable for all genders, age groups, abilities, and cultural backgrounds. The World Gymnaestrada is one of the major activities, where it is the largest non-competitive gymnastics event held every 4 years.

Target group(s)
  • Children (3-12)
  • Elderly (60+)
  • Homeless persons
  • Indigenous
  • Inhabitants of emergency areas
  • LGBTQ+ community
  • Orphans
  • People with disabilities
  • Refugees
  • Slum dwellers
  • Veterans
  • Women and Girls
  • Youth (13-18)
  • Development and Peace
  • Economic Impact
  • Gender Equity
  • Health and Well-being
  • Increase sport participation
  • Social Inclusion
Type(s) of initiative
  • Non-Competitive Sport for All


The project aims at providing opportunities to all participants and countries, showcasing their talent and culture without competition.

Success Factors
& Achievements

  1. Whereas most large size events are elite sports focused, World Gymnaestrada focuses on a theme of being inclusive.
  2. FIG makes good use of social networking services, including YouTube, where they sometimes livestream their events including World Gymnaestrada.
  3. World Gymnaestrada is a Gymnastic version of the Olympics, where the manuals in hosting the event are already in place through previous events.

and Participants


  • Sport Clubs
Maximum of participants
  • no limit defined
Actual number of participants
  • 21.000 Participants



  • 20+ and lots of volunteers

Equipment and Facilities

  • Sports venue - big infrastructure