Tenth Anniversary of World Gymnasiade:
The 10th World Gymnasiade is to be held in Cyprus from the 14th to 21st May 1994 with the participation of nearly 1500 athletes and 300 trainers and escorts form over 30 countries. Track events, swimming, and rhythmic and instrumental gymnastics are some of the sporting events to take place.
Cyprus application for hosting the biggest athletic event ever to be held in our country, was approved by the General Assembly of the International Sports Federation (I.S.F.) convened in Brugge, Belgium in 1990. The International Olympic Committee (I.O.C.) and currently consists of 44 permanent and 3 affiliated members from the five Continents.
The supreme body of the I.S.F. is the General Assembly with Headquarters in Brussels, which elects the Executive Committee. The I.S.F. has also technical Committees for basket ball, football, handball, track events, swimming, gymnastics and ski. Besides gymnasiade it also organizes other international sport competitions like basketball, handball, etc.
Until 1990 the Gymnasiade was held every two years, but as from 1994 it will be held every four years to coincide with the Olympic Games.
Source: Department of Postal Services, Republic of Cyprus.