Dear Gymnastic Friends!
On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee and Ginásio Clube Português it is with great pleasure that I welcome you to the GCP LISBON GYM FEST 2017, which will take place from 13th to 16th of July.
This new gymnastics event will take place for the first time in Portugal in the beautiful city of Lisbon the Nation’s Capital. This non-competitive event, will take place every year, under the motto of uniting gymnasts from all over the world, providing the opportunity for them to perform their team display routines on an international stage.
Performances, workshops and parties, the GCP LISBON GYM FEST will be a great social noncompetitive event for young and not so young people where everyone is welcome.
Floor exercises, trampet, tumbling, acrogym, rhythmic and artistic gymnastic, as well as all kinds gymnastic expressions, these are just a few forms of gymnastics and dances taking place at this Festival, where there will be no limits regarding age or technical levels.
No points, no standings and no judging: at this Festival the only winner will be the participant and the joy of practicing gymnastics.
Gymnastic teams and groups from Clubs, Schools, Universities and Municipalities are all welcome to participate.
Our Country has gathered great experience skills in hosting major international events, and it is with no doubt that I say, we will meet if not exceed, the expectations of all the participants and guests of the this GCP LISBON GYM FEST 2017.
The chosen Venue for the GCP LISBON GYM FEST 2017 will be the Commerce Square (Praça do Comércio) which is one of the main outdoor and emblematic Squares in the city, located near the Tagus River and with a massive river front view.
It is located in the Lisbon Downtown Town Area and it stands less than 30 minutes away from the Lisbon International Airport.
Lisbon has attractions and sights to suit every taste and interest – and most of them are within walking distance, being some of the most famous attractions in the city you can find the largest European Oceanarium, the Lisbon Castle, the cathedral among other ancient monuments and some of largest shopping areas.
But Lisbon has a lot more to offer. With a history that dates back to eight hundred years ago, it emerged as a nation in the early 12th century and Lisbon was ranked as one of the world's longest founded cities full of historic landmarks, great buildings and interesting sights and museums. The local gastronomy is among the world’s most distinguished and innovative cuisines and is based on the Mediterranean kitchen in a friendly atmosphere.
I assure you that we will do everything we can to make this a hospitable home for all the participants in the GCP LISBON GYM FEST 2017, where you can not only test your routines on an international event, but also interact with like-minded people and make new friends.
I look forward to seeing you in Lisbon in July.
Manuel Cavaleiro de FerreiraPresident of Ginásio Clube Português
Chairperson of GCP LISBON GYM FEST 2017