06. January 2010  
Happy Gymnastics

Passing of Niels Peter Nielsen (DEN)

 * FIG Office: --- On December 26, 2009, the death of Mr Niels Peter Nielsen, Honorary FIG Member, cast a shadow of sadness around the entire international gymnastics community.
At the age of 76, Mr Nielsen passed away as a result of a long and trying illness.
Niels Peter Nielsen was a front-runner in the development and management of gymnastics in Denmark, his homeland.
He chaired the national federation from 1970 – 1992, where his activities bore concrete results not only in his discipline of preference but in sports nationwide.