19. July 2015  
Helsinki, Finland  
Happy Gymnastics

15th WORLD GYMNAESTRADA 2015 finished in Helsinki

The culmination of a dream held for half a century by Finland took place with the Closing Ceremony of the 2015 World Gymnaestrada Saturday afternoon at the Helsinki Olympic Stadium.
For one week, the quadrennial Gymnastics spectacle and celebration animated the Finnish capital and united gymnasts from 53 countries at the biggest Gymnastics festival there is. The event was years in the making both for the local organising committee and participants, most of whom prepared their performances beginning in 2013 or 2014.
Finally, volunteers, participants and Austrians took to the field for a final celebration and dance to the official 2015 World Gymnaestrada Song by Finnish band Fog. For the Austrians, the closing ceremony is not an end but a beginning: the city of Dornbirn in the Voralberg region will organise the 2019 World Gymnaestrada.