The International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) has confirmed the appointment of Stuttgart, Germany as host of the 2019 World Artistic Gymnastics Championships.
The contract between the FIG and German Gymnastics Federation (DTB) was signed yesterday (Sunday) as the 2015 Rhythmic Gymnastics World Championships came to a close in Stuttgart.
The German city, which hosted the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in 1989 and 2007, initially edged out Rotterdam in the Netherlands in a vote during a FIG Council meeting held in May. The 2019 Championships, scheduled to take place from October 4-13, will serve as a major Olympic qualification event for the Tokyo 2020 Games.
FIG president Bruno Grandi said: “After the success of the 2007 edition, Stuttgart was an obvious choice: it is a city with high-quality infrastructure and has proven extremely capable of putting on first-rate sports events, as we've seen demonstrated again this week.”
Upcoming editions of the Artistic Gymnastics World Championships will be held in Glasgow, Scotland from October 23 to November 1 this year, before moving to Montreal, Canada in 2017 and Doha, Qatar in 2018.